Even when shooting in challenging conditions, the accelerated speed, supreme sensitivity and cutting-edge functionality of the a57 ensure beautiful results. Capture the decisive moment with up to 10 fps with continuous auto focus, and lock in every detail with the 16.1MP Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor—the ultimate for gorgeous, high-resolution image quality, even in low lighting conditions. Whether you're stepping up to your first DSLR, or an avid enthusiast adding to your arsenal, discover the pleasure and creativity of class-above interchangeable lens photography and HD moviemaking.
Capture up to 10 fps at full 16.1MP resolution with continuous auto focus and auto exposure control thanks to Sony's award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology—perfect for high-speed sports photography or snapping a unique sequence of photos. The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor achieves high resolution with reduced sensor noise, even in lowly-lit settings.
Zoom in on fast action and never miss a moment. By using the center two-thirds of the image sensor, Tele-zoom high speed shooting brings the action closer with a 1.4x effective increase of focal length, allowing you to shoot up to 12fps at 8MP resolution with continuous auto focus and auto exposure.
Utilizing Sony's exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of any lens you use, providing greater shooting flexibility.
Capture a perfectly-framed portrait every time. When you take a photo of a person in Auto Portrait Framing mode, the camera saves an additional, optimally-framed image of your subject. By combining the rule of thirds with advanced imaging technologies, Auto Portrait Framing mode is the easy way to a balanced, perfectly-composed portrait.
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Very few DSLRs shoot super smooth 60p or cinematic 24p movies at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution—the a57 is one of them. Capture high quality 1080/60p AVCHD™ video that looks great on your HDTV, or shoot in a 1080/30p MP4 format that uploads easily to the web for convenient sharing with friends and family1.
Take a peep through the Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder—boasting 1.2 million dots for ultra-high resolution, images pop with richness, clarity and detail. Everything is easy to see with 1x magnification and 100% frame coverage. Plus, adjustable magnification optimizes visibility for those who use eyeglasses.
Shoot like you mean it with a Sony Alpha a57 DSLR camera and included 18-135mm zoom lens (SAL18135). Sony top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology means you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance with continuous auto focus at up to 10 fps; switch to Tele-zoom High Speed mode and get up to 12 fps with continuous AF. Achieve stunning stills that make for beautiful, frame-worthy enlargements thanks to the 16.1MP Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor. Record precious memories in 1080/60p/24p AVCHD™ format, or choose the web-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format and relive the moment for years to come (records in 29-minute segments). The Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder makes it easy to view setting adjustments in real time, resulting in better shot composition and better photos.
Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A57, with Translucent Mirror Technology™, directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.
Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.
The Tru-finder™ Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright, easy to see with 1.04x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.44 million dots (effective) and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy.
Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2.5 – 4.5 steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths.
Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television.3 Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
Shoot up to 10 frames per second in incredible detail with the 16.1 megapixel Sony® Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
This is one of the very few DSLRs with super smooth 1080/60p/24p Full HD recording capability. Records in your choice of 1080/60p AVCHD™ format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.1
Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Using the 15-point autofocus sensor and Sony’s subject recognition technologies, Object Tracking AF can maintain accurate focus on your subject even when it changes position in the frame.
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size.
By capturing the center 2/3 of the image sensor (8.4MP), Tele-zoom high speed shooting brings the action closer with a 1.4x effective increase of focal length. Shoot up to an incredible 12 frames per second with continuous auto focus and auto exposure to capture the decisive moment.
Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Tilt and swivel under the camera for self-portraits. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.
To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross sensors maximize precision.
Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail.
Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with Picture Effects. Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact by adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques.
Soft Carrying Case
Backpack Carrying Case
Rechargeable Battery Pack
AC Adapter for α DSLR Cameras
Flash for Alpha DSLR Cameras
Compact External Flash
Battery LED Video Light
RM-L1AM Alpha Remote Commander
Alpha Compact Stereo Microphone
Alpha Body Cap
Replacement Eyepiece Cup
Mini High Speed HDMI Cable - 9' 6"
Mini High Speed HDMI Cable - 4' 7"
LCD Protective Cover
85mm f/2.8 Mid-Range Prime Lens
DT 35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens
DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
DT 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Prime Lens
50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens
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