Excerpt: I loved using the ability to use the tilted viewfinder. Got some awesome results at recent car shows. One of the quirks of the camera was the location of the movie button. I had a few instants where I had hit the button while changing settings on the camera. I located the disable button in the menu and it was not an issue after that was turned off. The other issue I had was the RAW format was not compatible to my PhotoShop CS5 software.
Excerpt: (1) The A/F and lock-on focus are quick and very useful both in still as well as video. (2) OLED EVF is smaller than A65/A77 but still more than good enough at this price. Far accurate than A57. LCD & EVF is vice-versa from A57.. (3) I've not tested the battery back-up ...
Excerpt: My clear need was bird photography with fast autofocus and some reach. I did some hands-on on a borrowed A58. Wanted IBIS for using 50F18. There are many other reasons and my feelings about this camera. My rating are explained : Kids / pets : Quick autofocus (just some hunting in low light) Action / sports : Well its just 4fps but that can be good for school games with 8fps only jpg mode it bits others in class.
Summary: My wife has been wanting an SLR camera for a while, and the more research I did, the more I was pointed to the Sony a58. We couldn't be more pleased with the camera! She pulled it out of the box and started taking pictures immediately -- awesome beautiful pictures and we still haven't gotten into any of the features. Really looking forward to capturing our family memories with this camera!
Summary: Great camera with all the standard features of a DSLR in this price range. The anti-shake feature was a key bonus. One of the things I like the most is the sensor that automatically switches from the lcd to the viewfinder when you place the camera to your eye. The viewfinder is electronic and functions the same as the lcd screen, allowing you to see any changes in real time through the viewfinder.
Excerpt: Ok took some shots at the local camera store same lens different body same settings and have to say the A58 had softer images not by much but very easy to tell the difference no pixel peeping just image to image it was clear my A37 was better. On the flip side the OLED viewfinder was much much better then the one on my A37.