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Sony Alpha SLT-A58K - Digital SLR - 20.1 Mpix - 3 x optical zoom DT 18-55mm lens

Sony Alpha SLT-A58K - Digital SLR - 20.1 Mpix - 3 x optical zoom DT 18-55mm lens

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  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • SDHC Memory Card

Description

Capture decisive moments like a true professional. The Alpha a58 unites high-end camera technology with more features and user-friendly operation to enable comfortable, carefree shooting with impressive results. Every curve and detail of its sophisticated body has been painstakingly refined to enhance your handling ease. Whether shooting photos or Full HD video, it's now easier than ever to elevate your images with the refinement and creative freedom of interchangeable-lens photography.

The Alpha a58 features a 20.1-megapixel Exmor HD APS sensor for lavishly detailed photos that make for gorgeous enlargements - not to mention Full HD video of incredible richness and clarity. Thanks to the large APS-C size sensor and premium Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. And with continuous shooting of up to 5 fps, you'll never miss a moment.

Unlike other DSLRs, the a58 captures up to 5 fps at full 20.1-megapixel resolution with continuous autofocus thanks to the power of Sony's award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology. This groundbreaking technology directs light to both the image sensor and Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously for enhanced autofocus performance plus blazing speed and precision.

When shooting quick-moving subjects - think kids playing soccer or a seagull in flight - it can sometimes be difficult to maintain a crisp focus. Using Sony's Translucent Mirror technology and advanced face/object detection, lock-on AF continuously adjusts the target frame size based on various subject characteristics and dramatically increases the in-focus rate. Even if your subject's face cannot be detected, the lock-on AF ensures smooth, stable focusing using the optimal AF point - without having to search.

  • 20.1-megapixel Exmor HD APS sensor with 5 FPS continuous shooting

    Every scene is captured beautifully, from corner to corner, with fine details and rich tonal gradations thanks to Sony's proprietary Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. Its large size delivers high sensitivity, attractive defocusing effects, and low noise in wide-ranging shooting situations including dimly lit environments. Impressive 20.1-effective-megapixel resolution also brings every detail to life.
  • Lock-on AF for even easier focusing of moving subjects

    Now it's easier than ever to keep moving subjects in focus. Using Sony Translucent Mirror technology and subject size detection, the lock-on AF continuously adjusts target frame size based on various subject characteristics and dramatically increases the in-focus rate. Even if your subject's face cannot be detected, it ensures smooth, stable focusing using the optimal AF point - without having to search.
  • Auto object framing intelligently fills the frame with your subject

    Easily create studio quality portraits of still lifes, moving subjects and even macro close-ups using the iAuto internal exposure intelligence found in the SLT-A58. Simply photograph the subject and the Auto Portrait Framing feature will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, and auto object framing provides enhanced images for beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
  • Large 2.7" tilt-able, 460K dot clear photo LCD screen

    Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.
  • Multi-frame NR

    Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.
  • Translucent Mirror Technology accelerates AF performance

    Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology simultaneously directs light to the image sensor and AF sensor on a continuous basis to realize full-time live view shooting and accelerated full-time continuous phase-detection auto focusing even during HD movie shooting. It's the cornerstone of Sony interchangeable-lens camera technology.
  • SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization

    Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2 to 4.5 additional steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths.
  • Auto HDR built into camera

    Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle - and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second.
  • Hand-held twilight

    Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures - beyond the capability of traditional cameras - without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail.
  • Advanced 15-point AF system with 3 cross-sensors

    To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror technology, Sony incorporates phase detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross-type sensors to maximize focus precision.
  • Picture effects

    Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with picture effects. Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact by adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Sony a SLT-A58K - digital camera DT 18-55mm lens
Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
DT 18-55mm lens
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
Image Processor
BIONZ
Sensor Resolution
20.1 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Lens System
Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
25 cm
Image Stabiliser
Optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Viewfinder
Electronic - colour - OLED
Display
LCD display - 2.7"
Supported Battery
1 x Sony NP-FM500H Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Interface
HDMI, USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
12.86 cm x 7.77 cm x 9.55 cm
Weight
492 g


Detail

General

Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
DT 18-55mm lens
Sensor Resolution
20.1 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Total Pixels
20,400,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
20,100,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
APS-C (15.4 x 23.2 mm)
Field of View Crop Factor
1.5
ISO (Max)
16000
Sensor Features
Anti-Dust coating
Optical Zoom
3x
Image Processor
BIONZ
Image Stabiliser
Optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Surround Sound
Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
Print Standard
DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching
Auto Focus
TTL phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
15
AE/AF Control
Eye Control, Predictive AI Servo AF
Face Detection
Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Recognition
Digital Video Format
AVCHD, H.264
Image Recording Format
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Interface
HDMI, USB 2.0

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO auto, ISO 100-16000
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
1200
Exposure Modes
Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Special Effects
Black & White, Vivid, sunset, landscape, portrait
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, shade, 2500K - 9900K
Max Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
30 sec
Exposure Compensation
±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing
3 steps
X-sync Speed
1/160 sec

Lens System

Type
Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II - zoom
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
27 - 82.5mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
25 cm
Max View Angle
76 degree(s)
Zoom Adjustment
Manual
Lens Construction
7 groups / 8 elements
Filter Size
55 mm
Features
Aspherical lens, Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
10
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes
Features
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, flash exposure bracketing

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
8 frames per second
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, depth-of-field preview button, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, saturation control, Sweep Panorama technology, LCD live view mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, built-in help guide, automatic display brightness adjustment, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), AUTO+ (Advanced AUTO) mode, noise reduction over long exposures, high ISO speed noise reduction, Auto Object Framing, Translucent Mirror technology

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Electronic - OLED
Viewfinder Colour Support
Colour
Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
100%
Optical Viewfinder Magnification
0.88x
Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
-4 to +4
Features
Auto eye sensor

Display

Type
2.7" LCD display
Display Format
460,000 pixels
Display Form Factor
Folding
Display Features
Contrast control, display brightness control

Connections

Connector Type
HDMI output , USB 2.0

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
Battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable

Battery

Battery Type
Sony NP-FM500H Lithium Ion - manufacturer-specific
Details
1 x Sony NP-FM500H Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Battery Life Details
Photo shooting - 690 shots (EVF on) , Photo shooting - 700 shots (LCD Monitor on)

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Image Storage
5456 x 3632 , 3872 x 2576 , 2736 x 1824
Video Capture
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 24Mbps , AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 50 fps - 17Mbps , AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps - 24Mbps , AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 25 fps - 17Mbps , H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 25 fps - 12Mbps

Dimensions & Weight

Width
12.86 cm
Depth
7.77 cm
Height
9.55 cm
Weight
492 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
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