Best Value DSLR - Sony A58

Started Nov 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
havoc315 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,237
Re: Best Value DSLR - Sony A58

Obviously, I'm a Sony fan.

But I think this is very misleading.  They are looking at the "best" introduced in 2013.. Not necessarily the best value that is currently on the market.  And likely looking at the introductory MSRPs, not the actual selling price as of today.

For example, the Nikon D3200 (a 2012) camera now sells for the same price as the A58.  Is the A58 a better camera and better value than the Nikon D3200?

The Nikon has:
Higher resolution sensor.  (24 vs 20)

About 1/2 stop better noise performance.

Larger, higher resolution LCD.

Better overall IQ.

In terms of continuous shooting performance:  At full resolution, the A58 can only shoot about 5fps, and only for about 6 RAW frames total.  The Nikon D3200 can shoot 4fps, but for 12 RAW frames.  I'd rather have a 3-second burst of 12 frames, than a 1.2 second burst of 6 frames.

The few advantages I can see in the A58:  Better live view (as is always the case when comparing dSLT to dSLR), and the A58 has a tiltable LCD.

But if I was spending $500 on a new dSLR, I would be hard-pressed to say that the A58 is a better camera than the Nikon D3200.

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