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I just ordered my last A Mount lens. While a good move, even experienced users will sometimes need help getting their arms around all of the different permutations of features or groups of features spread across different menus. So why did I go for the A57 rather than the A65? If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market.

Reviews had given me the impression that this was an updated 16mp sensor. I’m not so sure how useful the a65’s 24mp are on a aps-c sensor though, since I’m fairly certain you would need a killer lens to resolve all those compacted pixels. Reviews There are no reviews yet. He’s a Sony die-hard and a really nice guy! I would actually like an upgrade that is a smaller footprint to be truthful.

How can you lose? Bit late on this but if anyone is still interested I had an A55 which I loved but was stolen and so I had the opportunity to replace under insurance.

One thing A57 hasn’t got is the GPS and whilst I quite liked the feature it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. I would try it out in the store with the review on as well as off so that you can get an idea of how it operates.


The improvements to the buttons at your fingertips is also great with a dedicated ISO button and WB on one of the controller arrows. Hopefully my photography will evolve in that time too!

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Yes, add me to your mailing list. I know what you mean about the grip on the A57 having tried one briefly in a shop – I guess there are advantages and disadvantages to a smaller camera. The EVF was easy for me to acclimate to, but it might be due to my style of shooting.

But I have never used an A57 to compare. Barely 2 years old. My version of an edit. Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. Just ordered one from “big online seller”. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to make your decisions easier.

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I’m still very happy with my a33 and I promised my husband that I wouldn’t be upgrading it until it dies: Anybody else thinking of upgrading? All about the 8 flash modes — including an entire chapter on Wireless Flash! Save Cancel Drag to set position!

Whether you’ve grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to friedmaj photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order.

In the end I went for the A57 for a number of reasons. The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. Love your new 20 megapixel wonder, but having a hard time understanding all that it does? Many very happy 5N users.


I want my next SLT to have the feature set of the a77 but be the size of the a Or did you quickly become used to the bigger size or perhaps find it better ergonomically? Posted 6 years ago. Knitlitcamper Posted 6 years ago.

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I restarted my journey into photography after many years with A57 and that book. Always amazed how rumours rather than facts, cloud peoples viewpoints.

Fruedman best camera bargains of Firstly, did I really need the extra megapixels and the storage space that would require – pictures I took with the A55 were great IQ and the A57 are even better and I’m not into pixel peeeping. Looked at one yesterday Overview Discussions Photos Members Map. What every mode, knob, and button do — in plain, easy-to-understand text. This offer does NOT apply to the printed version of the book, for obvious reasons.

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Edited by jon smith. The a57 seems like a more refined a55 which indeed makes a great camera I’m an a55 owner. Description Additional information Reviews 0 Finally, an easy-to-understand manual that is a match for the cameras it describes!