Summary: I've used the a580 for about one year.It works fine with a variety of minolta AF lensesand my sony lenses.The none follow focus with video is no problem,the subjects are far enough away that I use hyperfocal setting.
Summary: This is an amazing camera. I decided to pull the trigger after reading countless reviews and comparing versus other cameras. The menu system is extremely easy to learn and follow. The LCD is bright and beautiful which demanded that I buy a screen protector to protect its beauty.
Summary: The Sony a580 is an excellent camera that has really been lost in all of the excitement with the new translucent mirror products, particularly the a55 and the new a77. Just surveying the number of reviews, the a77 had four reviews before the product was even released and the a55 with 88!
Summary: I have a Sony a300 and upgraded to the a580 recently - for the record, I really like the a300 and am keeping it. The a580 has some great improvements - mirror lock-up is great for those 500mm telephoto shots, depth of field preview is nice, focus check live-view magnification really makes it great...
Excerpt: I have been through quite a few cameras with my most recent being the fabulous Sony A550, which was a great camera. I was able to do basically anything I want to with this camera and it just kept performing. My only reason for upgrading to the A580 was because it has Full HD Movie capabilities.
Summary: Great camera I have had four Sony cameras now and all have been very user friendly and produce wonderful photos. The company provided the camera in the time stated and all parts were present and working. This product is a 580 not a 580L.
Summary: This camera has visibly better photographs then its contemporaries in the same range. The different is apparent at low light and high ISO conditions. I like many of its features HDR, Panaroma, in camera stabilization and its well laid menu.
Summary: This is a great camera for the money. The new sensor has great low light performance and is a significant step forward. Combine this with a wide dynamic range and the week link is the photographer not the camera. How well it meets your needs you must decide. Great live view. So so ovf.