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Sony SLT-A58
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Sony SLT-A58

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Overall 8

Sony SLT a58

5 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony’s SLT a58 super snapper is a top notch camera that comes complete with an incredible electronic viewfinder, image stabilisation, and even video shooting powers - but how does fare with the rest of the DSLR pack? And will its small screen and picture quality cause it to lag behind?
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Sony Alpha A58

15 February 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha A58 was introduced, to mixed reviews, as a replacement for two other (now-discontinued) DSLR cameras: the Sony Alpha A37 and the Sony Alpha A57. Some reviewers call the A58 a poor compromise of the two previous models and say it doesn't excel in any one area; others report that the...
  • Pros: Fast autofocus, Partially articulated LCD, Comfortable to hold
  • Cons: Plastic lens mount
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Expert Review

29 September 2013
  • Summary: It's difficult for entry-level DSLRs to balance the price point with advanced features and excellent image quality. Sony's Alpha a58 represents one of the best combinations of these qualities, offering solid photo and video quality.
  • Pros: A translucent mirror allows for continuous focusing on moving targets.
  • Cons: The plastic lens mount is less durable than metal.
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Overall 7

Sony Alpha 58 (SLT-A58K)

PC Magazine
9 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha 58 (SLT-A58K) offers an upgraded OLED EVF and kit lens, but it isn't the top D-SLR in Sony's lineup.
  • Pros: OLED EVF. Full-resolution 5fps burst shooting. Cropped JPG shooting at 7.3fps. Good performance at high ISO settings. Hinged rear display. Good control layout.
  • Cons: EVF not as sharp as other Sony models. Rear LCD could be larger and sharper. Only one control dial. Disappointing kit lens.
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Overall 10

Sony A58: Review

Review guidelines
7 September 2013
  • Summary: This Sony Alpha A58 is a compelling mid-range SLR, with outstanding build quality, easy to use and consistent performance, especially in low light, and inexpensive. We’re just disappointed by the lack of a touch screen which, in combination with traditional physical controls, would make it the even...
  • Pros: Photographic Effects, Excellent signal / Noise ratio, High-quality electronic viewfinder, Easy and intuitive to use, Excellent grip in hand.
  • Cons: AF slow, Disappointing RAW support, Fixed screen and non-touch.
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Overall 9

Sony A58

Imaging Resource
20 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Sony created its entry-level A58 DSLR by taking its well-regarded predecessors, the entry-level A37 and enthusiast-geared A57, adding some significant tech upgrades -- most notably its new 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor -- and then making just a few compromises to deliver the new model at a price point...
  • Pros: New 20.1-megapixel sensor delivers excellent (and upgraded) resolution, Capable of very large prints, Above average exposure accuracy, JPEG engine does a very good job at reducing noise at high ISOs, Good dynamic range, Full-time phase-detect AF, Excellent autofocus speeds, Very fast prefocused s...
  • Cons: Plastic lens mount may not be as durable as metal, Video downgraded somewhat to max. 60i/24p frame rate at Full 1080p HD resolution, Reduced burst shooting rate of only five frames per second maximum at full resolution, down from a reported eight fps on the A57, Mediocre kit lens with high barrel...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

14 August 2013

Sony Alpha SLT-A58K

10 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony’s built a reputation for itself when it comes to DSLRs, given how their cameras come with a really nice twist. Their Semi Translucent Mirror technology has allowed Sony to push really fast burst rates into even the lower-end cameras.
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Expert Review

19 May 2013
  • Summary: Sony A58 review: Sony’s new 20-megapixel entry-level SLT camera promises a lot of specs for its price. But is it capable? Find out in our hands-on Sony Alpha 58 review video. The Sony A58 joins the SLT Alpha range as the Sony A57 replacement and sits just above the entry level 37.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Sony A58 Review

What Digital Camera
2 May 2013
  • Summary: In a tough sector, having a unique selling point is key, and that’s what has made Sony’s SLT stand out from the crowd. But with the Sony A58, its advantages have been diluted considerably.
  • Pros: Good levels of detail; Comfortable handgrip; Solid AF
  • Cons: Image noise at high ISOs; Plastic lens mount
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