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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
25 June 2011
  • Summary: The Sony DSLR-A580 is an excellent all-round performer but also offers a range of innovative features. It's a great alternative to more 'traditional' DSLRs and Sony's unique dual live view system makes it the ideal compromise for those who like the option of shooting in live view but can't or don't want to live without an optical viewfinder.
  • Pros: Good detail and color at lower sensitivities, Consistently reliable metering and AF, High ISO JPEG output usable up to ISO 12800 for smaller prints, Low shadow noise levels at lower sensitivities, Good dynamic range, Good quality 1080p full-HD video output, 7 fps continuous shooting, Good handling, decent sized comfortable grip, Multi-frame noise-reduction useful for static subjects, HDR and sweep panorama modes are fun to use and produce attractive results, External ...
  • Cons: Quite aggressive noise reduction from ISO 1600 upwards, Limited control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak'), Limited control in movie mode, Occasionally unreliable white balance in low artificial light, Limited customization (compared to peers), No program shift, Face detection AF works only with faces that are close to an AF-sensor in the frame, Protruding LCD screen not ideal for photographers with glasses, Awkward to navigate between still...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

PC Magazine
2 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 is the only digital SLR that can deliver beautiful images and blazing fast autofocus whether you're framing your shots with the optical viewfinder, or with the LCD in Live View mode. Video-capture options are a bit limited, though.
  • Pros: Beautiful still image and video quality. Fast auto-focus with optical viewfinder or in Live View mode. Articulating LCD. Innovative in-camera software for noise reduction, HDR, and panoramic photos.
  • Cons: Manual focus-only video recording. No control over shutter speed while recording video. Limited selection of video modes.
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Overall 8
8.1

Sony Alpha 580 review

Amateur Photographer
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: It is easy to see why the Alpha 580 slipped under the radar while the Alpha 55 grabbed most of the attention. While in reality the key functions are all much alike, the Alpha 55 edges the Alpha 580 on more counts. The Alpha 55 is smaller, lighter, offers a faster frame rate and its SLT technology boasts quicker AF. In its own right, the Alpha 580 is likely to please amateur photographers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A580 review

Macworld UK
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: By way of comparison here we have a standard DSLR from Sony . The A580 comes without GPS but with traditional internal mirror mechanism, fielding the same core sensor as the A55 with 16.2-megapixel effective resolution plus 15-point auto-focus system. Unsurprisingly the control layout and positioning is very similar, yet the A580 is noticeably chunkier and weightier, and its thicker ‘bezel’ flip-out-and-twist 3in LCD is presented in 3:2 aspect ratio rather than the A55’s...
  • Pros: A cheaper alternative to the A55 with identical resolution and many of the same core technologies
  • Cons: Chunky build
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
11 May 2011
  • Excerpt: By way of comparison here we have a standard DSLR from Sony . The A580 comes without GPS but with traditional internal mirror mechanism, fielding the same core sensor as the A55 with 16.2-megapixel effective resolution plus 15-point auto-focus system. Unsurprisingly the control layout and positioning is very similar, yet the A580 is noticeably chunkier and weightier, and its thicker ‘bezel’ flip-out-and-twist 3in LCD is presented in 3:2 aspect ratio rather than the A55’s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580L review

expertreviews.co.uk
23 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Feature-packed and capable of high quality photos, but automatic exposures could be better.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

pcmag.com.br
11 July 2013
  • Conclusion: A Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 é a única SLR digital que proporciona imagens belíssimas e foco automático perfeito tanto no LCD quanto no visor ótico no modo Live View. As opções de captura de vídeo são um pouco limitadas, no entanto.
  • Pros: Ótima qualidade de vídeo e imagem. Foco automático veloz com visor ótico ou modo Live View. LCD articulado. Software inovador com redução de ruído, HDR e fotos panorâmicas.
  • Cons: Foco somente manual durante a gravação de vídeos. Falta um controle de velocidade do obturador ao captar filmes. Seleção limitada de modos de vídeo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 580

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: A l'ère de la transformation de ses reflex (on songe aux Alpha 33 et 55 , reflex hybride permettant la vidéo), Sony propose aussi des reflex plus traditionnel : en l'occurrence l'Alpha 580. Il est difficile de dire qu'actuellement un reflex est vraiment moins bon qu'un autre tant les caractéristiques techniques ont progressé est satisfont aux besoins et usages de la plupart des utilisateurs (sauf les pros à besoins spécifiques) Cet Alpha 580 partage le capteur 16 MP du...
  • Pros: Qualité d'image, Stabilisation, Fonctionnalités, bref rapport qualité prix
  • Cons: Vidéo en mode manuel
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Alpha580

digital foto
7 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Knapperne er placeret fornuftigt på højre side af kameraet og gør betjening med én hånd nem og ubesværet. 7,0 billeder i sekundet sikrer muligheden for at fange hurtige motiver som fugle og sport. Søgeren er lille og mørk i forhold til testens andre kameraer. Alpha580 leverer gode fotos med fine farver, selv om kameraet eksponerer lidt til den mørke side sammenlignet med testens øvrige deltagere. Sonyet er godt med indtil ISO 800.
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Alpha580

digital-foto.no
2 May 2011
  • Summary: Knappene er plassert fornuftig på høyre side av kameraet og gjør betjening med en hånd enkelt og greit. 7,0 bilder i sekundet sikrer muligheten for å fange kjappe motiver som fugler og sport. Søkeren er liten og mørk i forhold til de andre kameraene i testen. Alpha580 leverer gode bilder med fine farger, selv om kameraet eksponerer litt til den mørke siden sammenlignet med de andre testdeltagerne. Sonyen henger godt med til ISO 800.
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