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Sony-slt-a58.33811850
9.4 out of 10

Sony SLT-A58

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Specifications

Feature
Value
Comment
Recording
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Recording
Color Space : sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording
Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632
Recording
Still Image Size 16:9 : L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
Recording
Still Image Size 3:2 : L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
Recording
Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone
Recording
Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG
Recording
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Recording
Video Mode : AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24MbpsFH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17MbpsFX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24MbpsFH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17MbpsMP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12MbpsVGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Recording
Video Format : AVCHD Ver.2.0/ MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Recording
Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Focus Control
Focus Sensitivity : EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Control
Focus Features : Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
Focus Control
AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)
Focus Control
Focus Points : 15 points (3 points cross type)
Focus Control
Focus System : TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Control
Focus Area : Wide (Auto,15 points)/ Zone/Spot/Local selectable
Focus Control
AF Modes : Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Flash
Flash Metering System : ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL
Flash
Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Auto flash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Flash
Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)
Flash
Flash Compensation : ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash
Flash Bracketing : 0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0EV steps, 3 frames(2.0/3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Flash
Flash Coverage : Field of view coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash
Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
Interface
DC IN : Yes via AC-PW10AM (sold separately)
Interface
HD Output : HDMI® mini connector (Type D)
Interface
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
Interface
PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Interface
Tripod Mount : Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
Interface
USB Port(s) : Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP/ Multi (REMOTE)/ Micro USB Type B
Interface
Accessory Shoe : Yes (Multi Interface)
Interface
Microphone Input : Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)
Interface
Remote Commander : Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Interface
Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Software
Operating System Compatibility : Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)
Software
Supplied Software : Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Camera
Camera Type : Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera
Camera
Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
Camera
Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses 3
Viewfinder
Field of View : 100%
Viewfinder
Type : 1/2" SVGA EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440k dots)"
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment : -4.0m to +4.0m-1
Exposure System
Exposure Bracketing : Cont./Single, w/ 1/3 EV,1/2 EV,2/3 EV,2.0EV,3.0 EV incmnts,3/5 frames (2.0EV,3.0EV:only 3 frs) sel
Exposure System
D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Exposure System
Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button)
Exposure System
Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Exposure System
Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Exposure System
Picture Effect(s) : 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
Exposure System
Noise Reduction : Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Exposure System
Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure System
ISO : Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
Exposure System
Exposure Compensation : Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure System
Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Exposure System
Metering Sensitivity : -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure System
Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Picture Effect, Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Exposure System
Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), AWB micro adjustment
Exposure System
White Balance Mode : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white, Cool white, Day white, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Convenience Features
View & Index : Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning,4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still),Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Convenience Features
Self Timer : Yes,10/2 second delay selectable
Convenience Features
Red-Eye Reduction : Yes, On/ Off selectable
Convenience Features
Media/Battery Indicator : Yes
Weights and Measurements
Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 4.2 oz. (573 g)
Weights and Measurements
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 1 lb. 1.4 oz. (492g) (excluding lens, battery & media)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5-1/8 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/8 in (128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
Imaging Sensor
Pixel Gross : Approx. 20.4M pixels
Imaging Sensor
Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 20.1M pixels
Imaging Sensor
Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Imaging Sensor
Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Imaging Sensor
Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
LCD Display
Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
LCD Display
Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
LCD Display
Grid Display : Yes (Rule of thirds, Diagonal, 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
LCD Display
LCD Type : 2.7” TFT Clear Photo LCD (460,800 pixels)
LCD Display
Angle Adjustment : Tilt angle: Up approx. 135 degrees, downward approx. 55 degrees
LCD Display
Brightness Control : Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
LCD Display
Coverage : 100%
LCD Display
Live View : Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
LCD Display
Real-time image adjustment display : Yes(On/Off)
LCD Display
Histogram : Yes(On/Off)
Drive System
Burst Buffer : Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Fine: 16 frames, Standard: 19 framesContinuous shooting 9 : Fine: 7 frames, Standard: 8 frames, RAW & JPEG: 5 frames, RAW: 6 frames
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed : Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 8 frames per second (5 MP)Hi: Maximum 5 frames per second, Lo: Maximum 2.5 frames per second
Drive System
Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Drive System
Shutter Speeds : Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Drive System
Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Drive System
Drive Mode : Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable),Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance)
Advanced Features
Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Advanced Features
Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Advanced Features
Anti Motion Blur : 6-image layering
Advanced Features
Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Advanced Features
Face Detection : On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Advanced Features
Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Advanced Features
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max)
Advanced Features
Tracking Focus : Yes
Advanced Features
Image Stabilization : For still images: SteadyShot INSIDE™ Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic
Power
Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Power
Battery Capacity : 1600 mAh
Power
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : Approx. 690 images with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Power
Number of Still Images : Approx. 690 images with viewfinder, 700 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Support
Find related product support and help in Sony eSupport
Product Warranty
Limited Warranty
Release Date
First seen
20 February 2013