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Sony Alpha a57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 913 reviews of Sony Alpha a57. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the lens and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the memory, while there are some mixed comments about the software.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony Alpha a57 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the lens and price are overall positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the zoom and portability, and some have doubts about the memory and shutter.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a57

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Sony Alpha a57 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the lens and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the software.

performance, usability, image quality, price, lens

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99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha a57 review

 

The sharp-shooting DSLT that clocks up 12fps

Good build quality ; Many controls and shortcuts ; Versatile articulated LCD ; Decent EVF ; Range of exposure modes

Menu not that clear ; Some functions unavailable in some modes ; No built-in GPS ; High price

Having grabbed our attention with the original mould-breaking Single Lens Translucent cameras (SLTs) the Sony Alpha a55 and Sony Alpha a33, Sony has gone on to produce further high-performance models that are proving to be increasingly capable of...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y review

 

The Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y is an interchangeable lens camera that's well worth considering. It's a camera that can capture wonderfully clear and vibrant images without you having to fiddle around with the settings too much. We think you can have a lot of...

The Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y is an interchangeable lens camera that's well worth considering. It's a camera that can capture wonderfully clear and vibrant images without you having to fiddle around with the settings too much. We think you can have a lot of...

Oct, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European SLR Camera 2012-2013

 

The Sony α SLT-A57 is a 16-million-pixel translucent mirror camera with remarkably impressive specification, especially for a model in this price range. The benefits of translucent mirror technology are now beginning to have an impact on entry-level...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 57 review

 

It is a year and a half since the Sony Alpha 55 hit the market, and the Sony Alpha 57 is more of a refresh than a new model. However, there are enough features to separate it from the entry-level Alpha 35, particularly the angled LCD screen, improved...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony SLT A57

 

The Sony SLT A57 DSLR is a tidy still snapper with its 16.1 megapixel sensor, but it also pulls double duty as an HD camcorder: it can suck down full HD 1080p resolution video. But is it a jack of all trades and master of none? Check out our group test...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A57 SLT Digital SLR Review

 

Sony's latest camera is the A57 and looks more like the A65 than the model it's replacing, the A55, find out how it performs in our review.

Bright saturated colours; Good battery life; 12fps shooting (at reduced resolution); High speed focus and continuous shooting; Info-lithium battery lets you know remaining battery life; Electronic level

Non-standard flash hot-shoe

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Alpha A57 review

 

Succeeding the acclaimed Alpha A55, the A57 marries an updated set of specifications with an enthusiast-oriented body. The What Digital Camera Sony Alpha A57 review finds out if the partnership is...

Focusing performance, electronic level indicators, class-leading burst rate

Handful of operational grievances, dated menu system, occasional underexposure

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Sony Alpha A57 SLT Sample Photos

 

Sample photos from the new 16.2 megapixel Sony Alpha A57.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Sony a57 + DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM lens

 

Coming in under £600 means the Sony a57 could be the perfect first DSLR, but how do its features stack up?

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y camera

 

The Sony Alpha A57 is a mid-level camera that can produce fantastic results

Image clarity ; Quick performance ; Good high ISO capability ; Not hard to use

Battery life not great ; Some chromatic aberration

The Sony Alpha SLT-A57Y is an interchangeable lens camera that's well worth considering. It's a camera that can capture wonderfully clear and vibrant images without you having to fiddle around with the settings too much. We think you can have a lot of...

Oct, 2012

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a57

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Sony Alpha 33 SLT-A33L 14.2M (Body Only), C
£90.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 55 SLT-A55V GPS Ver. (Body Only), B
Sony Alpha 55 SLT-A55V GPS Ver. (Body Only), B
£135.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M (Body Only), C
Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M (Body Only), C
£190.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 57 SLT-A57, B
Sony Alpha 57 SLT-A57, B
£145.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M (Body Only), B
Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M (Body Only), B
£225.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 55 SLT-A55V + 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6, C
Sony Alpha 55 SLT-A55V + 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6, C
£105.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 77 SLT-A77 24M (Body Only), B
Sony Alpha 77 SLT-A77 24M (Body Only), B
£245.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M 18-55mm, B
Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M 18-55mm, B
£145.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20.1M (Body Only), B
Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20.1M (Body Only), B
£135.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20M + 18-55mm, C
Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20M + 18-55mm, C
£155.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M (Body Only), B
Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M (Body Only), B
£115.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20M + 18-55mm, B
Sony Alpha 58 SLT-A58 20M + 18-55mm, B
£170.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 77 SLT-A77 24M + 18-55mm, C
Sony Alpha 77 SLT-A77 24M + 18-55mm, C
£330.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M (Body Only), A
Sony Alpha 37 SLT-A37 16M (Body Only), A
£145.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M + 18-55mm, B
Sony Alpha 65 SLT-A65 24M + 18-55mm, B
£235.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 35 SLT-A35 + 18-55mm, B
Sony Alpha 35 SLT-A35 + 18-55mm, B
£135.00 TO SHOP
CeX Sony Alpha 68 SLT-A68 24M (Body Only) B
Sony Alpha 68 SLT-A68 24M (Body Only) B
£255.00 TO SHOP
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