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Sony Alpha SLT-A57 (photos)

The replacement for the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V takes its design cues from Sony's fall models, the A77 and A65V.

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Updated body

The Sony Alpha SLT-A57 updates the SLT-A55V with the body design of the newer A77 and A65. That includes the more comfortable, slightly tilted front dial.
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Side view

There's not a lot to say about the side of the camera, except perhaps, "Look, Ma! No GPS."
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Top

The A57 now has the stero microphone in the center, and Sony has moved a few of the buttons.
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Articulated LCD

The A57 has the same LCD and the better, more touch-friendly controls of the A65V.
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Tilted front dial

The uptilted front dial is becoming more popular; Nikon recently introduced it into its latest dSLRs.

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