So, purchased a SLT-A57 today and been playing and comparing it with my G2. Here are a few of my initial impressions. Right of the bat I noticed I prefer something about the EVF of the G2 to what the A57 offers, though that may change. Similar could be said for jpeg color output, though I haven't fully examined RAW the raw files, nor really messed around with the color settings. Other things I have noticed is the G2 in low light will choose a lower ISO, but in return a slower shutter speed. The A57 on the other hand will choose a higher ISO(twice) but of course a faster shutter speed. Result for the most part is the same, though the improvements in DR are noticeable all around. So far sharpness seems to be the same with the kit lens. As for AF tracking is better from initial test, but in some situations the AF huts a little on the A57, while the G2 is virtually silent there. Is this due to difference between PDAF vs CDAF? One thing I do really miss is knowing when I'm at the wrong shutter speed. It's a great feature as it allows me to know if the shot will be overexpose or to underexpose. I don't see such feature with the A57, but I could be wrong. I also miss the ability to choose focusing points by touching it, but that's less of an issue.