Saturday, November 28, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
German ISPs May Block Music-sharing Sites: court
Study Says HTTPS Certificate and SSH Key Reuse Endangers Millions of Devices Worldwide
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Digital Cameras > New Son...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
New Sony α57 Camera Features Translucent Mirror Technology

More creative options are now accessible to more shooters with the α57 camera, the newest addition to Sony's line of A-mount cameras employing Translucent Mirror Technology.

The Translucent Mirror design directs incoming light to the CMOS image sensor and the AF sensor at the same time, allowing full-time continuous AF during both still and video shooting. Users can also frame, focus and preview shots in real-time on the high-resolution Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, which offers a wide viewing angle and 100% field of view.

A successor to Sony's α55 camera, the α57 is positioned for a wide audience of DSLR users. It can shoot still images at up to 12 frames per second, capture full HD video at 60p, 60i or 24p frame rates and has a variety of modes including Auto Portrait Framing, a world's first technology.

With the α57 camera, shooting speeds of up to 12 frames per second are achieved in new Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode, maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure with fixed aperture. Magnifying the central portion of the sensor's image by 1.4x, it's perfect for capturing split-second action close-ups with a burst of sharply focused images, even when the subject is moving. In this shooting mode, aperture is fixed at either f/3.5 or the maximum aperture of lens in use (whichever is smaller) and image size of photos is about 8.4 megapixels.

Support for the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) format means that Full HD resolution movies can be captured with 60p frame rate. Shooting in 24p is also available to give footage a cinematic look. Movie-making options are enhanced further with full control over P/A/S/M shooting modes.

The α57 model shares the α65's 15-point AF system with three cross sensors. Newly enhanced Object Tracking AF keeps faces or other selected objects in sharp focus ? even if a target is obscured momentarily by another passing object.

Using face detection and the compositional 'rule of thirds,' the camera identifies a subject's position, trimming the scene to create framed pictures in portrait or landscape orientation while maintaining a copy of the original image. Saving both the original photo plus the adjusted version allows for easy comparison between the two images, offering photographers inspiration to refine their portrait skills.

To get closer to the subject, 2x Clear Image Zoom digital zoom technology doubles the effective magnification of your lens and is a practical alternative to traveling with a bigger, bulkier telephoto lens. The camera uses Sony's "By Pixel Super Resolution Technology" to ensure that cropped and zoomed images retain full pixel resolution.

Additionally, the model's range of popular in-camera Picture Effect modes includes 11 different effects and 15 total variations - offering a generous palette of 'PC-free' artistic treatments, including Pop Color, HDR Painting, Miniature Mode and much more. Results can be previewed directly in live view mode on the LCD screen or in the new Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder while shooting either Full HD video or stills.

Still and video shooting, framing, focusing and real-time preview of exposure adjustments are handled through the Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. With 1440k dot resolution and a 100% field of view, it rivals quality optical viewfinders. There's a choice of selectable high-resolution information displays with a wide viewing-angle. Information can be displayed either directly in the viewfinder or on the angle-adjustable 7.5 cm (3.0-type) Xtra Fine LCD display.

The 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor is teamed with a latest-generation BIONZ engine. Thanks to the BIONZ processor, shooting opportunities are boosted by a sensitivity range of ISO 100-16,000.

The new α57 interchangeable lens camera will be available this April with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens for $800 (model SLT-A57K). It will also be offered as body-only for about $700 (model SLT-A57).

Sony will also be introducing a new battery-powered LED video light, model HVL-LE1, which broadens options for recording video indoors or in low light. This new accessory will be available this month for about $250.

Gartner Says the Personal Cloud Will Replace The PC by 2014        All News        Samsung Offers Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for GALAXY S II
Toshiba to Launch the World-Fastest Class SDHC Memory Cards     Digital Cameras News      Samsung's WB150F and DV300F SMART Cameras Available Now

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony CEO dismisses Chip Development Rumors
Sony a68 A-mount Camera Shipping With 4D FOCUS
Sony Returns To profitablity Following Strong PS4 Sales
Toshiba To Sell Image Sensor Business to Sony
Sony Introduces 4K Home Theater Projectors, ES Receiver at CEDIA 2015
Sony RX1R II Camera Packs A 42MP Back-Illuminated Full-Frame Image Sensor
Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems To Expand Its Image Sensor Offerings
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
New Sony Software Upgrade, Rolls For Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Brings Hi-Res Audio to the Car
Sony Adds Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras
Sony Launches The Ultra-sensitive a7S II Full-frame Camera

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .