Sony Alpha SLT-A58 Digital SLT Camera

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Sony Alpha SLT-A58 Digital SLT Camera The Alpha Sony SLT-A58 digital SLT/SLR compact camera intermingles high photography performance with a multitude of intuitive and intelligent features to help attain optimal effects for both still photos and video. The A58 surrounds a 20.1 MP CMOS APS-C-size Exmor HD APS image sensor and a BIONZ imaging processor, which perform in harmony to create clear, detailed images with impressive poor-light sensitivity all the way to ISO 16000 along with quick operation that provides up to 5 frames per second continuous full-resolution shooting. The sensor and processor combination take significant advantage of the distinctive Translucent Mirror Engineering, which effectively reflects light rays to both the focus sensor and image sensor simultaneously. This lets the 15-point auto focus system work continuously even as it is capturing video and shooting in a continuous photography mode. The full 1080i/p HD video is available at both 24 and 60 frames per second, respectively, using the AVCHD 2.0 version format. MP4 Internet-friendly format is also supported when capturing 1440 x 1080/30p videos for a more efficient and streamlined workflow.

In addition Translucent Mirror Technology offers two modes for composing images, playback, and navigating the menus: a rear mounted LCD monitor and an electronic viewfinder. The Tru-Finder OLED SVGA EVF features 1,440k-dots of resolution to provide crisp live view subject monitoring and also lets you preview camera setting effects while making use of a viewfinder at eye-level. The Clear Photo 2.7 inch rear 460.8k-dot LCD screen features a tilting layout to benefit from working at both low and high angles, while its bigger size is well-adjusted for reviewing images.

For fine-tuning the overall appearance and look of photos, an array of photography features are built into the A58 which let you both acquire optimal exposure results along with applying creative effects. Auto HDR allows you to expand the dynamic range for one image by combining three unique images-one under, one that's neutral, and one over-to gather the most effective tonal detail within one single frame. Hand-held Twilight and Multi Frame NR both work to deliver hand-held shooting features while noise reduction assists in shooting poorly-lit situations. When photographing portraits and still life, Auto Portrait Framing and Auto Object Framing allow you to automatically master aesthetically gratifying compositions, from original photos. based upon the rule of thirds, These functions make use of intelligent exposure and detection methods to enhance and crop the look of images to compose a new photo that is both tonally and compositionally balanced as an addition to keeping the original photo taken.

The Sony 18-55mm DT SAM II f/3.5-5.6 lens also ships with the A58 camera which offers an equivalent 35mm focal range of 27 thru 82.5mm to deliver wide-angle thru portrait-length shooting. This lens encompasses the Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to provide quiet and fast operation which allows video recording along with subject tracking. A pair of aspherical elements along with one extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element are built-in to help diminish chromatic aberration all through the zoom range and also helps to create sharper images.  Announced Feb 20, 2013

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Body type Compact SLR  
Max resolution 5456 x 3632  
Effective pixels 20.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 20.4 megapixels  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 (25600 with boost)  
White balance presets 9  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Image stabilization notes SteadyShot INSIDE  
Uncompressed format RAW  
Optics & Focus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 15  
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha mount  
Focal length multiplier 1.5  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder resolution 1,440,000  
Photography features
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 10 m (@ ISO 100)  
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)  
Continuous drive Yes (5 fps)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080  
Videography notes 50i or 25p in PAL countries  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control Yes (Optional)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Rechargeable NP-FM500H battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 690  
Weight (inc. batteries) 492 g (1.08 lb / 17.35 oz)  
Dimensions 129 x 95 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.74 x 3.07)  
Other features
GPS None


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