Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
The 16.2MP Sony A580 is based around one of the company's Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors and also features one of the latest-generation enhanced Bionz processors. It can record 1080p full HD movies and delivers 7 fps in continuous shooting mode. It also includes Sony's two-mode live view system with a 15-point phase-detection AF or a Manual Focus Check mode. Other features include a 3.0" fold-out LCD, an enhanced Auto HDR mode, ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 25,600 and 3D Sweep Panorama mode.
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||4912 x 3264|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, (25600 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||599 g (1.32 lb / 21.13 oz)|
|Dimensions||137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.39 x 4.09 x 3.31″)|
The Sony DSLR-A580 is an excellent all-around performer but also offers a range of innovative features. It's a great alternative to more 'traditional' DSLRs, and Sony's unique dual live view system makes it the ideal compromise for those who like the option of shooting in live view but can't or don't want to live without an optical viewfinder.
Good for: live view users, low light shooters, gadget lovers
Not so good for: traditionalists, photographers who only use the optical viewfinder for framing
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