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

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Questions thread
havoc315
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Re: Why is the SLT-A58 so cheap, any obvious reasons?
In reply to James_lpool, Oct 17, 2013

It's a very entry level camera compared to other Sony dSLTs and Sony isn't putting any muscle into promoting the camera.  Dpreview didn't even find the camera warranted a review.  It's not being sold in big box stores.

It it was basically just a "last of the line" release, with Sony aggressively pricing all dSLTs now to clear inventory.

For now, Sony is heavily promoting the e-mount.  And they suggest that next year, there will be newly designed a-mounts.

Personally, I'd rather grab a used a55 or a57, over buying a new a58. (The low burst rate, small buffer, lack of articulating LCD, lower resolution LCD...would frustrate me).

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