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Sony Alpha A58 Digital SLT Camera Announced

Sony Alpha A58 Digital SLT Camera Announced - Sony has launched a new Digital SLT camera with translucent mirror technology and 20.1 megapixel sensor.

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Category : Digital SLRs
Product : Sony Alpha A58
Price : £450
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Alpha A58

Sony has announced the release of the Sony Alpha α58 interchangeable lens camera with translucent mirror technology. The camera features a new 20.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, new OLED TruFinder electronic viewfinder, auto-object framing and lock-on AF tracking. The Sony Alpha A58 will be available from mid-April and replaces the Sony Alpha A37 and A57.

Read our Sony Alpha A58 Hands-On Preview.

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.

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.

Key Features:

  • 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.
The new α58 interchangeable lens camera from Sony, with Translucent Mirror technology, is available in the UK from mid-April. It will be priced at £450 with the new 18-55 SAM II lens, or £600 as a twin lens kit, also including the 55-200mm lens.

Take a look at our Sony Alpha A58 Hands-On Preview here.

For more information, visit the Sony website.

Sony Alpha A58 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels20.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5456
Pixels (H)3632
Sensor TypeExmor CMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.7in
Screen resolution460k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Spot
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
ISO sensitivity100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • Memory Stick
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeInfolithium NP-FM500H
CIPA Rating690
Box Contents
Box ContentsLens cap, Micro USB cable, Body cap, SAL-18552, rechargeable battery, Eyepiece cup, battery charger, shoulder strap, power cable
Dimensions
Weight492g
Width128.6mm
Height95.5mm
Depth77.7mm

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