Sony has announced the addition of the A580 and A560 to its consumer-level DSLR range. Both the 16.2MP A580 and 14.2MP A560 are based around the company's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors and enhanced Bionz processors. Both cameras can record 1080p full HD movies and deliver 7 fps in continuous shooting mode. They also include Sony's two-mode live view system with a 15-point phase-detection AF or a Manual Focus Check mode. Other features shared by both cameras include 3.0" fold-out LCDs, an enhanced Auto HDR mode, sensitivity of up to ISO 25,600 and 3D Sweep Panorama mode. Priced at €900 and €800 respectively, the A580 will be available from October 2010, while and the A560 will arrive in the first quarter of 2011.
Sony introduces high performance DSLR cameras with Full HD video
- DSLR-A580 (16.2 megapixels) and DSLR-A560 (14.2 megapixels)
- Fast, responsive shooting up to 7fps
- New 15-point phase-detection autofocus system for rapid, accurate AF tracking
- Full HD Movie shooting
- Advanced imaging functions including 3D Sweep Panorama, Auto HDR and Multi Frame Noise Reduction
Appealing to photographers ready to explore sophisticated new creative possibilities, the DSLR-A580 and DSLR-A560 from Sony offer unparalleled levels of imaging refinement.
At the heart of both is a new-generation Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor processor. Together with the latest iteration of Sony’s powerful BIONZ imaging processor, it supports high-speed continuous shooting plus a sophisticated range of digital image compositing and processing functions. This gives even greater artistic possibilities to beginners and photo enthusiasts alike.
The A580 and A560 can freeze fleeting photo opportunities at up to 7 fps in Speed Priority Continuous Advance mode. What’s more, Sony’s popular Quick AF Live View system is now more effective than ever. The benefits of live image preview are maximised by a newly developed 15-point phase-detection autofocus system that keeps even moving subjects in pin-sharp focus.
The DSLR-A580 and A560 are compatible with the full α range of over 30 A-mount interchangeable lenses of Sony and Carl Zeiss and offer SteadyShot INSIDE. This in-body sensor shift image stabilisation system provides up to 4 exposure steps of anti-shake correction when shooting handheld.
Full HD movie shooting
Both the A580 and A560 offer Full HD video shooting. Just touch the dedicated Movie button and record detail-packed HD videos and crisp stereo sound in a choice of AVCHD 1080i or web-friendly MP4 formats. Thanks to the large, high-resolution Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor, it’s possible to capture stunning HD movie clips with beautiful background defocus (‘bokeh’) effects.
Effortless composition and image viewing
The A580 and A560 enable exciting new possibilities for framing and viewing the highest-quality still images and video.
Articulating up or down for comfortable framing in any shooting position, the bright 7.5 cm (3.0") Xtra Fine LCD offers a bright, high contrast view with superb detail and colours.
As an additional refinement, new Focus Check Live View mode simplifies critical assessment of the finest image details. A real-time ‘feed’ from the main sensor can be viewed on the LCD monitor, with switchable magnification allowing close-up confirmation of delicate manual focus adjustments. Contrast AF method is selectable in focus check Live View mode.
DSLR enthusiasts will also welcome the bright, high contrast optical viewfinder with 95% frame coverage that provides a supremely detailed view while composing still images. Depth of field preview is now available at the touch of a button.
Both cameras feature 3D Sweep Panorama, allowing photographers to capture detail-packed extra-wide panoramas with a huge field of view. 3D panoramas can be enjoyed on any compatible 3D HD television.
Auto HDR is now refined further compared with previous-generation α models. Data from a burst of three frames at bracketed exposure values is automatically combined, creating a single image with extended highlight and shadow detail. Multi-frame Noise Reduction ‘stacks’ a high-speed burst of six frames, creating a single low-noise exposure that boosts effective sensitivity as high as ISO 25600.
The new cameras accept both Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™) and SD (including both SDHC and SDXC formats) media (all sold separately). Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX 30MB per second transfer rate offers the best performance during cameras' continuous shooting mode or when transferring the data to another media.
|Sensor|| 23.4 x 15.6 mm APS-C Type CMOS Exmor Sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
16.7 million total pixels
16.2 million effective pixels
| 23.4 x 15.6 mm APS-C Type CMOS Exmor Sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
14.6 million total pixels
14.2 million effective pixels
4912 x 3264 (L)
3568 x 2368 (M)
• 4592 x 2576 (L)
• 3344 x 1872 (M)
• 2288 x 1280 (S)
4592 x 3056 (L)
• 3344 x 2224 (M)
2288 x 1520 (S)
• 4592 x 2576 (L)
• 3344 x 1872 (M)
• 2288 x 1280 (S)
|Image sizes (Video)||• AVCHD:
• 1920 x 1080, 59.94i (from 29.97fps sensor output)
• Motion JPEG:
• 1440 x 1080, 29.97p or 25p, depending on region
• 640 x 480, 29.94 fps
|File qualities / formats|| RAW (.ARW)
RAW + JPEG Fine
RAW + JPEG Standard
• JPEG Fine
|File formats (Movie)||• AVCHD
• QuickTime Motion JPEG
|Dust reduction|| Charge protection coating on low-pass filter
Sensor-shift dust reduction mechanism
|Lenses|| Sony Alpha lenses
(also compatible with Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses)
|SteadyShot INSIDE|| CMOS -Shift 'SteadyShot INSIDE' system|
|Auto Focus|| TTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors (11-point with optical viewfinder)|
|Focus Modes|| Single-shot AF
|• Yes (using built in flash)|
|Shooting modes|| Programmed AE (Auto, Flash off, P)
Aperture priority AE
Shutter priority AE
|Sensitivity|| ISO 100 - 12800
Extended: ISO 25600 in Multi-Frame NR Mode
|Metering modes|| Multi-segment
|Metering|| Live View : 1200-zone evaluative
Viewfinder : 40-segment honeycomb pattern
|Exposure compen.|| -2.0 to +2.0 EV
0.3 EV steps
|Shutter||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane Shutter|
|Shutter Speed|| 30 to 1/4000 sec
|Aperture values||Depends on lens, 0.3 EV steps|
|White balance|| Auto
Color temperature/filter (2500 - 9900 K)
|White balance fine tuning||Yes|
|White balance bracketing|| 3 exposures
Hi / Lo level selectable
|Color space|| sRGB
|Color modes|| Standard
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level fixed optical glass pentamirror
Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen
Magnification approx. 0.80x
95% frame coverage
|Live view||Quick AF Live View (pentamirror tilt system)
|Focus Check Live View|| Focus system TTL phase detection system
Contrast AF selectable
Display Real-time image adjustment display (reflects exposure compensation, white balance, Sunset / B&W of Creative Style )
|LCD monitor|| 3.0 TFT Xtra Fine LCD
|Flash|| Built-in pop-up flash (manual release)
Metering: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash control
Guide number 12 (ISO 100/m)
Angle of coverage 18 mm (35 mm equiv.)
Flash sync 1/160 sec
|Flash modes|| Off
• Rear Sync
• Slow sync
Wireless/High Speed Sync.
|Flash Bracketing||3 exposures in 0.3 and 0.7 EV steps|
|Flash compensation||-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|• Up to 7 fps in Speed Priority mode (AF/AE fixed at first frame)
• Up to 5 fps with optical viewfinder
• Up to 3 fps in Quick AF Live View mode
|Self-timer|| 10 sec
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
HDMI mini connector (Type C),
|Storage|| SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo / Pro HG Duo
Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32
|Dimensions||137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.5 x 4.2 x 3.9 in)|
|Weight (body)||No battery: 599 g (1.5lb)|
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