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** As of March 2012, among interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
16.1 MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor Capture your memories in stunning detail
The beauty of your special moments is captured to the last detail with the Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor. Additionally, the 16.1 megapixel resolution is complemented by an extra-large sensor size that raises sensitivity in low-light conditions and strengthens background defocusing effects.
Without Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
With Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
15-point AF System With 3 Cross Sensors Make every memory a runaway hit
Shooting your subjects even when they are moving or in areas that have poor or low light is now a breeze. With the three vertically aligned cross sensors, the new 15-point AF system ensures that you get fast and accurate TTL phase detection autofocusing wherever and whenever you shoot. You can also give your movies the creative touch with our four AF area modes (Wide, Zone, Spot or Local).
AVCHD Ver 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD Movie At 60p (50p)* Making flawless movies is easy
Record your memories in full HD and experience quality that's even smoother and clearer than ever before. Capture high frame rate of 60p (50p)* with greater ease and make what you shoot an instant favourite with α57.
* NTSC (PAL)
World's* First Auto Portrait Framing Snapping balanced shots is now a breeze
Sony introduces the World's* first auto portrait framing feature to help you shoot remarkably balanced portraits with a professional touch. Your close-ups will look stunning, thanks to the dramatic trimming function. This feature also automatically saves an additional optimally framed image of all your shots to give you results that are truly amazing.
* As of March 2012, among interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
Clear Image Zoom Enjoy amazingly clear close-ups
Clear Image Zoom utilises By Pixel Super Resolution Technology to zoom in to your shots with more clarity. It virtually doubles your zooming range to that of a standard lens. So you can create dramatic close-ups, enjoy greater shooting flexibility and take more advantage of the brightness of compact single focus lenses.
New Tru-Finder Capture your memories exactly as you see them
You can fine-tune every aspect of your image and achieve the desired results with the new Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder. This Viewfinder comes with 1440K dots, 23.1mm eye-point and 31.9º viewing angle to ensure that what you see in the viewfinder is exactly what you see in your photos and movies.
Enhanced Object Tracking
The newly improved Object Tracking feature helps track your subjects with speed and precision. When your subject is a person, it automatically switches between face detection tracking and object tracking, depending on whether the person is facing the camera or away.
Shading And Aberration Compensation For Interchangeable Lenses
The α57 compensates for the shading and aberration characteristics of the lens you mount. This includes vignetting, lateral chromatic aberration and optical distortion, which can each be activated or deactivated through the menu as desired. Embedded data on supported A-mount lenses+ enures optimal compensation.
Bionz Image Processing Engine
BIONZ Image Processing Engine drastically reduces the picture noise level and achieves high accuracy in auto-focusing, exposure auto-correction and auto white balancing; creating more natural and vibrant images in different shooting environments.
Superior Auto Mode
Enjoy the convenience of point-and-shoot with Superior Auto mode. It automatically detects, analyses and adjusts the camera settings to achieve optimal results. This feature also helps you choose the ideal setting by combining the innovative technologies of Intelligent Auto Focus, Motion Detection and Intelligent Scene Recognition. Getting beautiful photos, even in challenging conditions and low light is now easier.
Capturing three frames rapidly and digitally combining them into one, Auto HDR achieves greater shadow and highlight detail than normal exposure on images.