Sony SLT-A57M

16.1 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS, Full HD AVCHD, 25/50p, up to 12fps, 7.5cm LCD. With SAL-18135 zoom lens.

Powerful creative features, flawless images and high speed shooting

16.1 effective megapixels: High resolution Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor for very low noise still images and Full HD video.

BIONZ processor: Optimised processing engine handles large amounts of sensor data, allowing very high-speed shooting and powerful noise reduction.

Translucent Mirror Technology: Replaces DSLR moving mirror with fixed translucent mirror: enables ultra-fast shooting with speedy, accurate phase detection AF.

High-speed continuous shooting with Tele Zoom: Capture fast-moving action at up to 12fps (Priority AE) with continuous autofocus and 1.4x digital zoom for clear, sharp close-ups.

Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom: Double your zoom range; By Pixel Super Resolution Technology boosts magnification while maintaining superb image quality.

Quick AF Full HD movie: Shoot 1920x1080 video with full-time AF tracking of moving subjects: with 25p/50p progressive shooting for cinematic results.

Creative Full HD movie functions: Manual focus allows beautiful defocus effects (bokeh) during HD video shooting; PASM exposure modes offer total creative control.

Advanced Quick AF Live View: Real-time full-resolution image display from main sensor on LCD or in TruFinder with fast, accurate phase-detection autofocus.

Object Tracking AF: Keeps faces or other selected objects in sharp focus, even if the target is obscured momentarily by another passing object.

Sweep Panorama with 3D Sweep Panorama: Press the shutter and sweep the camera to capture extra-wide panoramic images: also capture 3D panoramas to view on 3D TV.

Wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-16000: High maximum sensitivity allows natural, low-noise images, even in low light.

15-point phase-detection AF system: With 3 cross sensors for accurate, non-stop autofocusing - effective with TruFinder or live view on LCD.

Adjustable 7.5 cm (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD: 2-way adjustable high resolution (921k dot) widescreen LCD: with TruBlack technology for superb detail and contrast.

High-performance TruFinder™: Precision electronic viewfinder with 1440k dot resolution and wide field of view for precise framing, focusing and shot review.

High-resolution information display: Select from a choice of digital levelling gauge, shooting parameters, grid lines and graphic exposure display options.

Smart Teleconverter: Digitally zooms centre portion of image for high-resolution images with 1.4x or 2x magnification.

Shot Result Preview: Touch a button to preview effects of adjusting aperture, shutter and DRO settings on depth of field, motion blur and dynamic range.

Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto: Automatically analyses scene and shooting conditions, adjusting camera parameters for excellent results with any scene.

Face Detection with Face Registration: Recognises up to 8 faces in a scene, optimising optimum exposure, white balance, flash and other settings for beautiful portraits.

Smile Shutter: Automatically fires shutter when subject smiles with an adjustable smile detection sensitivity.

Picture Effect Modes: Produce impressive creative effects with no PC needed - including Posterise, Partial Colour, HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature.

Enhanced HDR Auto: Automatically merges three successive exposures to create a single image with an effective dynamic range even wider than film.

Multi-Frame Noise Reduction: Automatically combines a burst of six exposures to create a single ultra-low noise image.

Handheld Twilight Mode: Automatically combines a burst of six exposures to create a single image with supressed blur and reduced noise in low light.

Creative Styles: 6 selectable image finishing options to suit range of shooting situations - can be customised for even greater creative control.

D-Range Optimiser: Analyses image in real time, adjusting brightness and contrast for more natural, evenly exposed backlit scenes.

Versatile drive modes: Drive modes include Continuous advance, Self-timer, exposure bracketing and White balance bracketing.

Customisable buttons: AEL, ISO, and AF/MF buttons can be reassigned for quick access to a choice of 24 functions.

SteadyShot INSIDE: In-body image stabilisation offers 2.5-4.0 steps anti-shake performance with A-mount lenses by Sony or Konica Minolta.

Dual anti-dust system: Reduces build-up of dust on sensor during lens exchange.

HDMI® output: HD connector for image display on HD TV (requires optional cable). Photo TV HD enhances still image viewing on compatible BRAVIA®.

BRAVIA® Sync: Allows direct control of camera playback functions via BRAVIA® TV’s remote.

PlayMemories Home: Supplied software for easy PC image transfers, browsing and uploads.

Image Data Converter SR: Supplied software for powerful processing and conversion of RAW camera image files to JPEG with very low noise.

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