Sony Alpha 580

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Sony DSLR-580

The Sony Alpha a580 (DSLR-A580) is a midrange-level digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) marketed by Sony and aimed at enthusiasts, it was released in August 2010. The camera features a 16.2 megapixel APS-C Type CMOS Exmor Sensor and features Sony's patented SteadyShot INSIDE stabilisation system which works with any attached lens.

CMOS Sensor[edit]

This sensor is capable of recording in 5 different File qualities / formats :

  • Raw (.ARW)
  • Raw + JPEG Fine
  • Raw + JPEG Standard
  • JPEG Fine
  • JPEG Standard

Sony A580 anti-dust technology[edit]

To help combat dust particles on the sensor from changing lenses, Sony included both an anti-static coating on the sensor filter and anti-dust vibrations to automatically shake the sensor with the SteadyShot mechanism each time the camera is shut off. There is also a manual cleaning mode, where the camera first shakes the sensor, then lifts the mirror and opens the shutter, allowing access to the sensor for use with a blower or other cleaning device.