Great assessment, thank you. I have had the A57 since launch (even went to Best Buy to get it before the masses) and I've considered it a Gold Award camera the whole time. Nice to get validation from the pros.
tourtrophy: I am surprised Fuji X100 and X10 were not mentioned.
What a thankless task it must be to be an editor for DPR.
Step 1: Spend countless hours researching camerasStep 2: Write comprehensive, informative, FREE articleStep 3: Brace self for onslaught of criticism
Although on the whole it seems like a pretty great job (play with all the new toys and write about them), this oft-repeated pattern must get tiring.