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Sony SLT A58

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  • 20.1 mp Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Translucent Mirror technology
  • OLED Tru-Finde 
  • 8 fps
  • 2.7″ tilt-angle LCD (460,000 dots)
  • Full HD video recording 1929x1080/25p
Sony SLT-A58 Front View
Sony SLT-A58 Top view
Sony SLT-A58 Left side view
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Sony SLT-A58 Rear View
Sony SLT-A58 sensor
Sony SLT-A58 built in flash extended
Sony SLT-A58
Sony SLT-A58 rear monitor tilt

Overview

Description by Sony:

Digital SLT camera with Translucent Mirror Technology

• Capture fine detail with a new 20.1 effective megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
• Grab fast-moving action with speedy 8fps* shooting and new Lock-on Autofocus
• Shoot and view with confidence through a new OLED Tru-Finder
• Compose like a pro with new Auto Object Framing

* In Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode

Capture every second of life’s spontaneous moments with the new α58 interchangeable lens camera from Sony - with Translucent Mirror technology for speedy shooting and fast, accurate autofocus, it’s the must-have choice for grabbing those once-in-a-lifetime picture opportunities. If you’re new to interchangeable lens photography, you’ll enjoy image quality that effortlessly exceeds your point-and-shoot compact camera combined with premium features you would expect to see in a far higher-priced DSLR.

At the heart of the α58 is a brand new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with an extremely high resolution of (approx.) 20.1 effective megapixels. It’s teamed with an improved BIONZ image processing engine for exceptionally detailed, low-noise stills and Full HD video, plus an extra-wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16000.

Pick from the choice of 35 interchangeable A-mount lenses (including two tele-converters) and experience flawless images in virtually any lighting conditions, from dimly lit interiors to atmospheric twilight scenes. Even if you’re shooting handheld, SteadyShot INSIDE keeps pictures crisp and stable, letting you shoot with confidence at slower shutter speeds or higher zoom settings, where wobbles are often a worry.

Unlike ordinary DSLR cameras, Sony SLT cameras use Translucent Mirror technology that directs light onto the main image sensor as well as a separate autofocus sensor. This means that subjects stay sharply focused at all times as you compose scenes with the tilt-angle LCD or through the high-resolution, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder. Plus, with no moving mirror to slow you down, you’ll enjoy non-stop live image previews during speedy burst shooting or while you’re recording Full HD video.

The α58 is your ideal partner for grabbing the action as it happens – ideal for sports, wildlife or spur-of-the-moment fun with friends and family. Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode brings that decisive moment closer with a high-speed burst of sharp images at eight frames per second. The high-performance 15-point AF system now features Lock-on Autofocus with speedier, more accurate subject tracking. So now you can capture the athletic grace of a gymnast or animals in the wild with a burst of crisply focused images, even if your subject’s moving.

Featured on previous models, Auto Portrait Framing has now evolved into the even more versatile Auto Object Framing – helping you get better looking, more professional results without effort. The α58 judges what is in the scene – one person, two people, even moving objects or macro subjects – tracking, framing and cropping the shot to create powerful, professionally-framed compositions. Thanks to Sony’s Pixel Super Resolution Technology cropped images preserve the same resolution as the original exposure.

Instantly selectable from the mode dial, Picture Effect lets you pick from a palette of 15 artistic ‘in-camera’ treatments, including Toy Camera, Mono and Partial Colour.

Framing, focusing and viewing your shots is easy to do through the new OLED Tru-Finder. This bright, high resolution electronic viewfinder accurately shows the results of adjusting camera settings in real time. Instantly see the result of adjusting exposure compensation, aperture, ISO, white balance, Picture Effect and other parameters before you shoot - not after. It’s a great way to compose the perfect shot with confidence.

The α58 is the first-ever Sony A-mount interchangeable lens camera that offers support for new ‘TRILUMINOS Colour technology** - you’ll experience a dramatically expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images are played back on any BRAVIA TV that supports ‘TRILUMINOS Display’.

Reviews

"the new OLED viewfinder and 20 megapixel resolution and handy Lock-on Autofocus mode are improvements, which makes the much cheaper Sony A58 a real bargain.
Just like the rest of the SLT family, the Sony A58 turns conventional design on its head to provide what is in many ways a better user experience than traditional DSLRs can achieve, at a very competitive price point that Canon and Nikon must surely be worried about. The A58's excellent OLED electronic viewfinder offers enough enough resolution and real-time feedback to take on a more conventionaloptical viewfinder, while the translucent mirror and EVF combination provides fast auto-focus for both stills and video and 100% scene coverage, although the burst shooting mode is disappointingly slower and more limited in buffer size and file format than previous SLT cameras."

Post date: 22/05/2013 - 06:15

Lots of new goodies in this one: A new 20 Megapixel sensor, a Oled SVGA (800x600) EVF, lock-on focus feature, and some 'Auto Object Framing' mode, but no built-in GPS, something that was available on the older A55. The A58 well replace both the A57 and A37 cameras, and will come with a new kit lens, the video friendly DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II. Availability is set for April 2013 in Europe, TBA for the rest of the world. 

Sony Press Release

Never miss a moment with the new α58 from Sony

Post date: 20/02/2013 - 11:01

Specifications

Image Sensor
Type: 
APS-C
Image Sensor Type : 
23.5 x 15.6 mm Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels: 
20.1 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
3:2
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Bayer RGB color filter
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization details: 
Sensor shift SteadyShot INSIDE
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
Bionz image processing engine
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
1.5x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Sony A mount
Storage
Memory Card Slots: 
2
Exposure Control
AE Lock: 
Yes
Shutter Type : 
Mechanical
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/4000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
30 sec
Bulb mode: 
Yes
Drive Modes: 
Single-shot,
Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable),
Self-timer
Continuous shooting: 
8.0 fps
Self Timer : 
10/2 sec delay selectable
ISO Range: 
100 - 16,000 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 (25600 with boost)
ISO Sensitivity (Extended): 
25600
Focusing
Focusing Type: 
Phase Detect
AF System Points: 
15 points
AF Modes: 
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Yes
Manual Focus : 
Yes
AF Assist Beam : 
Built-in Flash type
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type: 
Electronic
Viewfinder Monitor Type: 
Oled SVGA
Viewfinder monitor resolution: 
1440000 dots
Viewfinder Coverage: 
~100.0%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
0.88x
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-4 to +4
Live View
Liveview: 
Yes
Live View Autofocus: 
Yes
Monitor
Rear screen size: 
2.7 in
Rear Screen type: 
LCD
Resolution: 
460000 dots
Rear Screen Touch sensitive: 
No
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
Fully articulated
Coverage: 
100%
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Guide Number: 
10 m (@ ISO 100)
Media Types / Sizes
Maximum Still Image Size: 
5456 x 3632
Maximum Video Image Size (pixels/fps): 
1920 x 1080 / 25
Still Image Format: 
RAW
RAW + JPEG
JPEG Fine
JPEG Standard
Movie Format: 
AVCHD
MP4
(MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Other Features
GPS: 
No
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the User
Histogram: 
Yes
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
MicroUSB 2.0
Other Conection Interface: 
HDMI
Power Source
Power Source: 
Li-ion, NP-FM500H, 7.2V, 1650mAh
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Plastic/Metal
Width: 
129mm
Height: 
95mm
Depth: 
78mm

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