Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Review
Sony DSLR Alpha A580 specifications
|Price (with 18-55 mm kit lens)|| • US: $899
• EU: €899
|Sensor|| APS-C "Exmor" HD CMOS
16.7 million total pixels
16.2 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
4912 x 3264 (L)
3568 x 2368 (M)
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)
• 1440 x 1080, 29.97p or 25p, depending on region
• 640 x 480, 29.94 fps
|Aspect ratios|| 3:2
Variable (Sweep Panorama)
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
RAW + JPEG Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Standard
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine
|File formats (Movie)|| • AVCHD Ver. 1.0 compliant Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
• MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
|Lenses|| • Sony A-mount
• Konica-Minolta AF mount
|Focus modes|| • Auto Focus (15-point phase-detection AF system)
• Manual focus
• Face Detection
• AF Tracking
|AF assist lamp||Yes, dedicated lamp|
|Image stabilization||Super SteadyShot INSIDE|
|Exposure modes|| • Program AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Auto +
• High-speed mode (10-fps)
• Sweep Panorama (2D/3D)
• SCN (see below)
• Flash off
|Scene modes|| • Portrait
• Sports Action
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
|Scene modes (movie)|| • Portrait
• Sports Action
• Night view
• Hand held Twilight
• Night portrait
|Sensitivity|| • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400
• ISO 12800
|ISO steps||1/3 or 1.0 EV|
|Metering range||-2 to 17 EV|
|Metering modes|| • 1200-zone multi-segment
|AE Lock|| • AEL/AFL button
• With shutter release half-press
|AE Bracketing|| • 3 frames
• 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
|Exposure compensation|| • -2 to +2 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
|Shutter speed|| • 60 -1/4000 sec.
• Flash X-sync 1/160 sec
|White balance|| • Auto
• Kelvin temp (2500 - 9900K, 100K steps)
|WB fine tuning||Yes (magenta/green bias)|
|Color space|| • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters|| • Creative Style (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Contrast (5 levels)
• Saturation (5 levels)
• Sharpness (5 levels)
|Continuous shooting|| • 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|| • 2 sec
• 10 sec
|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 X-sync speed||1/160 sec|
|External flash||• Hot shoe (Sony/Minolta style)|
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level fixed optical glass pentamirror
Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen
Magnification approx. 0.80x
95% frame coverage
|LCD monitor|| • 3.0" TFT LCD monitor
• Angle Adjustment: Up/Down by 90 degrees
• Low temperature Polycrystalline TFT LCD
• 921,600 dots
• Approx 100% frame coverage
• Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
|Playback functions|| • Single (with or without shooting information
• RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
• 6/12-frame index view
• Enlarged display mode (L: 11.8x, M: 8.8x, S: 6x)
• Image orientation (On/Off selectable)
• Panorama scrolling
• Auto Review (10/5/2 sec Off selectable)
• Folder selectable (still image)
• Slow-forward (movie)
• fast-forward/fast-rewind (movie)
|Connectivity|| • USB 2.0 (High Speed)
• HDMI type C
• external microphone
• remote terminal
|Print compliance|| • Exif Print
• Print Image Matching III
• DPOF setting
|Storage||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MemoryStick Pro Duo|
|Power|| • NP-FM50H0 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Supplied charger / AC adapter (sold separately)
|Dimensions||137 x 104 x 84 mm (5.5 x 4.2 x 3.9 in)|
|Weight (camera body)||No battery: 599 g (1.5lb)|
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