a57 first impressions and disappointments (compared to a35)

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a57 first impressions and disappointments (compared to a35)
Aug 31, 2012

I just recieved a57. I also have a35. there are much more disappointments than I was expecting and I want to write about differences:

a57 > a35:
features.(especialy peaking)
tiltable LCD
speed
buffer size
electronic firs curtain shutter
much much better video (with much lower rolling shutter effect)

a57 disappointments over a35:
smaller EVF (although resolution touch bigger)
LCD colors. (its very very very warm)

Jpeg engine (smears details even at iso 100, terrible jpeg engine, unusable iso800 in jpeg mode, I couldn't imagine it would be worse than a35's jpeg engine but it is, the setting NR low really doesn't help)
iso button's terrible location.
auto white balance and overall color accuracy is the worse than a35's

at any exposure in low light longer than 1/10 causes appearing hot pixels (long exp NR doesn't help)

I was looking forward to get my a57 for a long time and I've never seen negative review of a57, but I'm disappointed, it's been only 1 day I have this camera and maybe I'm overreacting but I didn't expect anything a35 could do better but it can. and I regret not buying much cheaper a55 instead of a57.

It may be my unit's fault but I don't think so, I wanted just share my opinion, hope it will change after days of use.

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Sony SLT-A57
Sony SLT-A35 Sony SLT-A55 Sony SLT-A57
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