Sony SLT-A57

Announced Mar 13, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The A57 combines a high-quality 16 MP sensor, easy access to shooting parameters, and class-leading video performance. And does this while providing an equivalent shooting experience, whether composing images via the EVF or rear LCD.

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Gold Award
dpreview score
Good for

Users who frequently switch between EVF and rear LCD viewing and video-shooting enthusiasts.

Not so good for

Dedicated sports shooters and those who prefer an optical viewfinder.

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Movie / video mode