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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Dynamic range

The dynamic range of approximately 12.5EV at ISO 100 is standard for a camera at this level. A loss of 1⁄3EV of light because of the fixed translucent mirror should have a more dramatic impact on the dynamic range at higher ISO ratings.

However, although an 8.5EV dynamic range at ISO 3200 is 4 stops less than at ISO 100, this performance is no worse than that of other cameras at this level.

  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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