Sony recently announced the entry level Alpha 57 (A57) SLR, as a successor to the present Alpha 55. The A57 can take a burst-shot at 12 fps while tracking subjects.
The A57’s APS-C sized 16.1MP CMOS image sensor is sustained by the new BIONZ image processor engine as used in the upper-grade A77 model with speed ranging from ISO100 to ISO1600 equivalent. It also features a 15-point AF system with a translucent mirror and 1.44MP electronic viewfinder (EVF) giving 100 percent view and 3.0-inch, 921K-dot pivoting LCD display. The A57 model will sell for around 80K yen (US$10K) on the street.