Sonyshine: There are plenty of pics on the internet now showing the screen. It is not articulated, just a tilting screen. You can't fold it away for protection. A backward step from the A57.
By folding the screen backwards in A57 or A65 you can save power where neither the lcd nor the viewfinder is ON but with the A58 or A37 either one will always be ON.
Dpreview where is the preview
James A Rinner: Interesting statement they made when they compared it to other cameras. "and only lags (in image quality) behind the very impressive Micro Four Thirds Olympus OM-D E-M5." What is Olympus doing so well that the smaller sensor out performs this larger one?
Look at file size of olympus jpegs both from in camera jpeg to jpeg got from raw,the file size is much higher then the competition and it has always been that way.
Jens_G: So far, I'm still leaning towards the Sony RX100 - will have to wait for in an-depth review to see how IQ and AF performance compare.
Its no brainer as far IQ is concerned the RX100 should have a comfortable edge,Fuji also has bad AF reputation.
PhotoKhan: I don't get it...all that "real-estate" to the right of the individual items evaluation bars and, still, it gets a "golden award"?
The only individual item where it seems to shine is "Movie / Video mode" whereas something as critical as "Image quality (jpeg) " gets 8/14...far from gold.
This is still a photography site, right?
PhotoKhanPlease provide the review own finding .If you are talking about jpeg,see the studio comparison shots in dpreview and imagingresource.com compared to the competition from canon and nikon its better.
Even the gold award winning canon 5Dmk3 has the following cons"Destructive noise reduction results in mushy JPEGs, even at base ISO""Visible sharpening artifacts at default settings""Heavy-handed noise reduction leads to lack of low-contrast detail at higher ISOs."
pentaxination: It is laughable that the Raw files used here look to have far more chroma noise that the a55 output. First, I abhor chroma noise. Secondly, how can you post this comparison and then fail to acknowledge this difference?
Well you forget its a SLT camera the ISO is boosted to compensate for 1/3 stop disadvantage of translucent mirror
Look at the NEX5n it has the same sensor its better then the A57 in higher ISO,the same applies to the pentax K30.
But the SLT has other advantages faster FPS,fast PDAF when using live view in lcd and video ,these are the advantages which outweigh the disadvantage.
Well if the K30 is good ,then no doubt it will get a gold award.
@PhotoKhan , Zos XaviusYou forget that the A57 is overall superior to the competition in many ways much bigger viewfinder,superior AF in videos,very good sensor,good battery life,tilt screen,focus peaking,12fps for a bargain price and top it with good image quality.if you can't digest the fact it got a gold award cry home to your mommy.
What has the canon t4i got poor AF in videos,inferior FPS,inferior video,inferior image quality,inferior battery life.higher price,a much smaller dim OVF.It however does have a touch screen.
It still outscores the competition in still quality.
Myari: A lot of comments about "jpegs" but if you look at the studio shots, the jpegs are clearly better than Nikon D5100
But you where the one who was talking about jpegs straight out of the camera which if you look at studio shots is clearly better then the nikon and canon competition.
RedFox88: Does DPR have any credibility left? Giving a "gold award" to a camera that has "mediocre JPGs with mushy details". Yikes! And yes the majority of users of this camera will probably be shooting JPG as RAW is for those with lots of time of who many are on here but most shooters don't have time for RAW nor internet forums.
What good are silver and gold awards if 66% of reviews get one!?! Sony uses them for magazine ads to convince buyers their products are good. Canon and Nikon don't need to advertise awards for buyers to know their stuff is good. ;)
RedFoxYou still haven't answered to ET2 above post on 5dmk3.
OneGuy: With substandard JPEG IQ (as per dpr) AND for an introductory DSLR user, it seems the dpr reviewers must have scored lots of points tossing this cam into a basket 20' away.
At redfox88 please provide the proof for that.
The Raw files shown are the ones actually converted to jpeg
The Jpeg comparison are jpegs straight out of the camera.
Mannypr: I concur with RedFox88 . I'm not saying that DPreview doesn't have credibility . If that were true I would not be reading their reviews . But a camera that has vague JPG output does not deserve a gold award . Maybe a silver award would be more for it . In any event it does seem to be a really nice camera and for the price it's feature set is great .
Look at studio shots from both DPreview and imaging resource the Sony A57 jpegs are superior to the competition from nikon and canon,its only inferior to that of the Sony own NEX-5n.
Mannypr: The mayority of the people that will use this camera will most likely be shooting JPG's .
If you compare the Jpeg its still better then competition from nikon and canon.It is inferior to the Sony NEX-5n .You can also compare it in imaging resourcehttp://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTMhttp://126.96.36.199/PRODS/sony-a57/FULLRES/AA57hSLI00100.JPGhttp://188.8.131.52/PRODS/canon-t4i/FULLRES/T4IhSLI00100NR2D.JPG
brent collins: "Mediocre JPEG processing with mushy detail and visible artifacts" does not equal a score of 78. MANY people shoot only jpeg.
Still better then most competition Jpeg.
@dpreview Is it me or the build quality comparison doesn't work in any reviews.
Also why no comparison to Sony SLT in viewfinder size.
You show the 650d and a57 side by side but where is the A57 review
yomasa: I smell a scam, Theres no reason for this camera to look that bad using the same sensor as the Sony a77 and nex7, I think Nikon dumb it down
@marike6I do NOT see the D3200 performing better then the A65/77 in ever iso,i believe from 6400ISO the D3200 does seem to have the edge.
Danel: The image quality looks good, but not as good as the Sony NEX-7. I'm a bit underwhelmed. I was expecting the Nikon to show a little bit of an improvement over the Sony camera, but I'm not seeing it. Perhaps Nikon wanted to save something for the higher end cameras when they get this sensor?
Because the flange distance in the sony NEX-7 is different then the one in D3200,for a closer comparision one needs to compare it with the A67 but then again the A67 has a translucent mirror so the images of A67 are of higher iso then whats stated.
NikonScavenger: Checking my batteries to see if they are the recalled batch, they are not they are much older, I discovered that the one that came with the camera says "SONY" and not Nikon next to the P,S,E logo.
What the hell does that mean?
So does it mean its made by Sony or use Sony lithium cells.