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Sony A580

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A580

Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

The A580 was announced at the same time as the Sony Alpha A560 both featuring 1080i video and 7 frames per second shooting. Not bad at all from a reflex mirror camera! The A580 has a 16.2mp APS-C sensor while the A560 has a slightly lower spec 14.2mp sensor. Both cameras have the Alpha lens mounts so any of the existing and past Alpha lenses fit along with any Konica Minolta Dynax fit lenses.
Availability
Discontinued Yes Edit
Year announced 2010 Edit
General
Lens Mounts
  • Sony A
  • Minolta AF
  • Sony Alpha
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Lens
Effective Magnification 1.5x Edit
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16.2Mp (Megapixels) Edit
Pixels (W) 4912 Edit
Pixels (H) 3264 Edit
Sensor Type CMOS Edit
Sensor Size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Edit
Sensor Size (width) 23.5mm Edit
Sensor Size (height) 15.6mm Edit
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
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LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in Edit
Brightness adjust Yes Edit
Tilting screen Yes Edit
Live view Yes Edit
Screen resolution No Data Edit
Touch Screen No Edit
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
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Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 30sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 4000sec Edit
B-setting Yes Edit
Self Timer 10, 2 Edit
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
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AE lock Yes Edit
Metering
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
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ISO sensitivity 100 - 12800 Edit
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
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Digital filter No Edit
Exposure Comp +/-2 Edit
Auto Exposure Bracketing 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames Edit
Viewfinder
Viewfinder field of view 95% Edit
Depth of field preview Yes Edit
Interchangable focusing screen No Edit
Viewfinder Resolution No Data Edit
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 7fps Edit
Multiple exposure No Edit
Sound recording Yes Edit
Video
Movie mode Yes Edit
Video Resolution
    Edit
    Video FPS No Data Edit
    Stereo Sound No Data Edit
    Optical Zoom with Video No Data Edit
    Flash
    Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) 12m Edit
    Flash sync speed 1/160 Edit
    Flash modes
    • Auto
    • Fill-in
    • Rear Curtain
    • High speed sync
    • Wireless
    • Red eye reduction
    • Slow sync
    Edit
    Flash sync socket
    • Hot shoe
    Edit
    Flash compensation +/-2ev Edit
    Flash Range No Data Edit
    Shooting Performance
    Shutter response No Data Edit
    Focus speed - Wide No Data Edit
    Focus speed - Telephoto No Data Edit
    Switch on time to first photo No Data Edit
    Shot to shot speed No Data Edit
    Shot to shot speed - flash No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - JPEG No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - Flash No Data Edit
    Continuous shooting - RAW No Data Edit
    Other Features
    Number of Custom Functions 0 Edit
    Dust removal Yes Edit
    Image Stabilisation Yes Edit
    Histogram Yes Edit
    Thumbnail / Index view Yes Edit
    Video out No Edit
    Slide show mode No Edit
    Zoom playback 12x Edit
    GPS enabled No Data Edit
    Interface
    HDMI Yes Edit
    USB USB 2 Edit
    Firewire No Edit
    Platform
    • PC
    Edit
    Wi-Fi No Data Edit
    Ethernet No Data Edit
    NFC No Data Edit
    Bluetooth No Data Edit
    Storage
    Card Type
    • Memory Stick
    • SD
    • SDHC
    Edit
    File Type
    • RAW
    • JPG
    • RAW + JPG
    Edit
    Internal Memory No Data Edit
    Power Source
    Battery Type NP-FM500H Edit
    CIPA Rating No Data Edit
    Box Contents
    Box Contents No Data Edit
    Dimensions
    Weight 599g Edit
    Width No Data Edit
    Height 104mm Edit
    Depth 84mm Edit

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