Pros

  • Super-fast phase detect autofocus available at all times, even shooting video; faster burst shooting than any camera in its class
  • Focus peaking and focus magnification for manual focus
  • Very good EVF and tilt-swivel LCD with Tru-Black display
  • Auto Portrait Framing and other creative effects such as Toy Camera and Soft Focus

Cons

  • No GPS
  • Can’t set parameters for Auto ISO
  • can’t turn high ISO noise reduction off

Manufacturer’s Description

Never Miss The Moment.

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.