Sony A58 with Sony A57 Comparison

Sony A58 and Sony A57 Main Features

  • November, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 95 x 78 mm, 492g.
  • 132 x 98 x 81 mm, 618g.
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Sony SLT-A57 with Sony SLT-A58 Overview

Let's compare SLT-A58 with SLT-A57. Both cameras produced Sony. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Sony A58 was released in 2013, and Sony A57 in 2012. SLT-A58 is newer, which is a plus. SLT-A57 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of SLT-A58 is greater than that of SLT-A57. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A57 has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. All viewfinders has 1440k dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony SLT-A58 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony SLT-A58 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General SLT-A58 SLT-A57
Brand Sony Sony
Model SLT-A58 SLT-A57
Announced November, 2013 September, 2012
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Articulated
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.7
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 15
Number of Cross Focus Points 3 3
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00 10.00
Flash Modes n/a Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.2 x 15.4 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 357.3 mm² 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632 4912 x 3264
Max Native ISO 16000 16000
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Life 690 shots 550 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H NP-FM500H
Weight 492 g 618 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 95 x 78 mm 132 x 98 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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