Why is the SLT-A58 so cheap, any obvious reasons?

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Questions thread
Anderton
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Re: Why is the SLT-A58 so cheap, any obvious reasons?
In reply to James_lpool, Oct 17, 2013

James_lpool wrote:

Hi, I have owned Sony Slr's before, A100, A350, A580 (which i loved).

I currently have the Sony RX100 compact which is an excellent compact.

I was just hvaing a look about at some of the more newer cameras and i noticed that the A58 is extremely cheap, i can currently but it new from amazong with a 18-55mm kit lens for just £330, probably a little cheaper if i looked on ebay etc..

Im just wondering why this camera is so cheap, is there an obvious reason why its this cheap, i am assuming its a more entry level camera, but it's specs look pretty decent.

Thanks

James

Non-fully articulated rear LCD and plasticky build quality (plastic body mount for example) compared to more higher end APS-C cameras.

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