Tidbits the A57 Has That A55 Lacks

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Joseph T Lewis III
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Tidbits the A57 Has That A55 Lacks
Jun 7, 2012

I've just started playing with my new A57, but I've already found a few little niceties it has that the A55 doesn't (disclaimer: if it did, I certainly couldn't find them):

-A dedicated Movie mode is available on the Mode dial, with useful underlying options once the Movie mode is selected

-You now have the ability to turn the Movie button OFF, if you can't keep from engaging it accidentally

-On the "Level" display, the aperture and shutter speed are now displayed at the bottom of the LCD (previously, they were not)

-Manual focus magnification is now invoked by the programmable button at the bottom of the camera body adjacent to the lens mount, which makes it a little easier to use than the corresponding button at the lower right back of the A55

There are also other nice features such as focus peaking and better video performance (including lessened tendency for sensor to overheat), but they have been widely documented already. The above tweaks are just a few of the things I was pleasantly surprised to find.

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