Brand

a58

  • The Sony Alpha SLT-A58 is a mid-range SLT camera with a newly-developed 20MP sensor. The a58 will replace both the a37 and a57 models, helping to simplify the company's lineup. The a58 builds on the a57's feature set and gains an SVGA (800x600 pixel) OLED viewfinder, rather than its predecessors' LCDs. It also boasts a new lock-on focus mode and Auto Object Framing mode - an extension of the auto portrait mode in the a57.

  • Body

    Body type
    Compact SLR

    Sensor

    Max resolution
    5456 x 3632
    Effective pixels
    20 megapixels
    Sensor photo detectors
    20 megapixels
    Sensor type
    CMOS

    Image

    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

    Autofocus
    • 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
    Focal length multiplier
    1.5x

    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
    10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
    External flash
    Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
    Continuous drive
    5.0 fps
    Metering modes
    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
    WB Bracketing
    Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)

    Videography features

    Resolutions
    1920 x 1080
    Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
    Videography notes
    50i or 25p in PAL countries
    Microphone
    Stereo
    Speaker
    Mono

    Storage

    Storage types
    SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo

    Connectivity

    USB
    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    HDMI
    Yes (Mini Type C)
    Wireless
    Eye-Fi Connected
    Remote control
    Yes (Optional)

    Physical

    Environmentally sealed
    No
    Battery
    Rechargeable NP-FM500H battery
    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
    No