Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sony Announces SLT-A57, A55's Successor, Movie Light Panel

The Sony SLT-A57
Sony has just announced the successor to its popular, entry-level A55, the A57, which borrows technology from the higher-end A65 and A77 models while maintaining the low price that made the original A55 a top-seller.
In the following couple of days, expect some commentary either here or on Examiner. For now, if you want some in-depth analysis, go here.

Key specs:
Body: plastic
Sensor: 16MP APS-C
Aspect ratios: 3:2, 16:9
Formats: RAW, JPEG
ISO: 100-16,000 (25,600 boost)
AF Points: 15
AF assist lamp: yes via built-in flash
Viewfinder: OLED with 100% coverage.
LCD: 3” 1,040,000 dot live view
Built-in flash: yes
Shutter Speed: 1/4000-30 seconds, bulb
Continuous drive: 12 fps
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3 stops
AE Bracketing: 3 frames
WB settings: 9
WB Bracketing: yes, 3 frames
Video: 1080p full HD
Movie Formats: H.264, MPEG. AVCHD
Microphone: stereo
Speaker: mono
Wireless: no
GPS: no
Storage: SD/SDHC/SCXC, Memory Stick, Duo Pro
Weight: 1.36lbs (with battery)
Size: 5.2” x 3.8” x 3.1”
Price: $799.99 (with 18-55 kit)
Availability: April

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