With its 16.1-million-pixel sensor, 15-point AF and 10fps with continuous AF, Sony’s Alpha 57 may suit aspiring wildlife and action photographers

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Sony Alpha 57

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Sony Alpha 57 review

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£700.00
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Metering

All Sony SLTs, including the Alpha 57, use the company’s 1,200-zone metering system, offering multi-segment, centreweighted and spot modes. Spot metering is limited to 15 AF points, all of which are located within the central portion of the frame.

This can make spot metering a little awkward if the subject is off-centre. However, I suspect those interested in the Alpha 57 will generally stick to multi-segment metering, and this mode works effectively, leaning slightly towards underexposing for brighter results.

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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Dynamic range
  8. 8. Noise, sensitivity and resolution
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Verdict
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