Sony Officially Announces Its New a57 SLT Camera 0

Sony has officially unveiled their new a57 SLT Camera, which will be replacing the discontinued Sony a55. The most striking feature of the camera is that it’s equipped with digital-zoom capabilities. For example, the a57 can expand the 18-55mm kit lens up to 6x using the Clear Image Zoom feature.

Sony a57 SLT Camera

It also uses face detection technology combined with digital zoom to come up with the Auto Portrait Framing feature, which lets photographers crop and reframe a composition automatically.

Sony a57 SLT Camera

Here’s a review of the camera’s specifications, which we published earlier:

  • 16.1MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO range: 100-16000
  • 1920×1080 HD video at 60p/24p/60i
  • 12 fps
  • 15 points AF system with 3 cross sensors
  • 3 in. 921k dot tiltable LCD screen
  • 1440k dot EVF
  • New portrait mode + HDR, sweep panaroma modes

Sony a57 SLT Camera
The a57 will be shipping out sometime in April. It will be priced at around $700 for just the body, and around $800 if you purchase it with the kit lens.

[Consumer Reports]