Sony’s entry in the mid range D/SLR competition has recently been updated, the Sony Alpha 57 is that new model. Representing incredible value the a57 is also the latest member of Sony’s translucent mirror D/SLR family.
The a57 is Sony’s replacement for the mid-range a55 D/SLR, using the larger body styling of its higher end brother, the a65, along with updated sensor, chipset and software the a57 is a whole lot of camera at the bargain price of $699 USD.
The technology behind the A-Mount lens includes the 16Mpix Exmor APS HD CMOS, translucent mirror and Sony’s latest Bionz image processor. Sony’s magic mirror gives the a57 the ability to shoot film or pictures with the auto focus and live view both permanently engaged.