Sony SLT-A58 Review

Overall Score

71

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 95 x 78 mm, 492g.
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  • Replaced: SLT-A57

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Sony SLT-A58 Overview


First introduced in November, 2013, Sony SLT-A58 is a 20 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A57 with SLT-A58. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A58 with Sony A57


Sony A58 comes with a 23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 27.85 mm (1.09").

- Full Frame
- Sony SLT-A58

Sensor resolution of Sony A58 ~ 5495 x 3639 pixels.

Sony A58 has Crop Factor: 1.55

The sensor has a surface area of 357.3 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,305 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Sony A58 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 2013 20MP 100 - 16000 492g 129 x 95 x 78mm
Sony SLT-A57 Sony A57 2012 16MP 100 - 16000 618g 132 x 98 x 81mm
Sony SLT-A55 Sony A55 2010 16MP 100 - 12800 500g 124 x 92 x 85mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A58


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony SLT-A58 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
492g Light Body
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
3 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
15 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Low Battery Life: 690 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Sony SLT-A58 has an Overall Score of 71/100 and ranked #65 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #169 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A58 Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
73
Value for money score
84
Portability score
80
Overall score
71
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A58


Sony SLT-A58 weighs 492g and has external dimensions of 129 x 95 x 78mm (5.08 x 3.74 x 3.07"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A58 is 46 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A58
492g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A58
78mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony SLT-A58 with the dimensions:

Sony SLT-A58

Specifications of Sony SLT-A58


General
Brand Sony
Model SLT-A58
Announced November, 2013
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 15
Number of Cross Focus Points 3
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor Area 357.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 690 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 492 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 95 x 78 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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