Sony Alpha 58

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Sony SLT-A58 with SAL18-55II lens

The Sony α58, Sony Alpha 58 also known as Sony A58 (model name SLT-A58) is a mid-range[1][2][3] single-lens reflex digital camera from Sony's Alpha SLT camera line, introduced in 2013.

Specifications[edit]

The Alpha 58 camera features 5fps burst shooting (8fps in 5MP 'Tele-Zoom' mode), 1080/60i and 1080/24p video in both AVCHD and Mpeg4 formats, 15-point phase-detection autofocus system, ISO range of 100-16000, APS-C sized CMOS sensor, a tiltable 2.7" LCD screen, a high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder with 100% coverage, a built in flash, an ISO 518-compatible Sony hotshoe, a stereo microphone for video shooting and other features.

The auto-focus system provides eight modes: Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View.

Video[edit]

  • AVCHD recording at 1920 x 1080 (50i (1080i) @ 24 Mbit/s, 50i (1080i) @ 17 Mbit/s, 25p (1080p) @ 24 Mbit/s, 25p (1080p)) @ 17 Mbit/s (Europe models)

or 1920 x 1080 (60i (1080i) @ 24 Mbit/s, 60i (1080i) @ 17 Mbit/s, 24p (1080p) @ 24 Mbit/s, 24p (1080p)) @ 17 Mbit/s (USA models)

  • MPEG-4 recording at 1440 x 1080 (Approx.25fps @ 12Mbit/s (Average bit-rate))[4]

Like it's predecessor, the Sony Alpha 57, the Alpha 58 offers no 50p/60p video modes.

Reception[edit]

Amy Davies of TechRadar gave the camera four stars out of five, describing it this way: "Sony has produced a very good camera in the Alpha a58, and we're sure that anybody who buys one will be very pleased with its performance, [...] it also offers excellent value for money, especially compared with its closest rivals."[5] Imagine Resource regarded image quality ("in fact, the A58's images stack up well against those from much more expensive, enthusiast-level DSLRs"), sharpness and graphical user interface.[6]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ DPreview, Sony announces SLT-A58 20MP mid-level DSLR-style camera, Feb 20, 2013
  2. ^ Sony a58 example photos
  3. ^ sony launches the slt a58 in uae
  4. ^ official specifications
  5. ^ Techradar, Sony Alpha a58 review, 16 May 2013
  6. ^ Imaging Resource, review

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