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Sony Alpha A58 (with 18-55mm lens) Specifications

Sony Alpha A58 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A58K

General

  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    20.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    20400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    20100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Recognition, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-16000, ISO auto (100-3200)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, HDR Painting, High contrast monochrome, Landscape, Miniature, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent, shade
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    5 steps in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 2 or 3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV -2-17 (ISO 100)

Display

  • Display Format
    460,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    10
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing, wireless off-camera control

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    7 groups / 8 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    DT SAM II
  • Special Functions
    zoom
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    7
  • Element Qty
    8
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens Included
    DT 18-55mm lens
  • Features
    Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    5456 x 3632
    5456 x 3064
    3872 x 2576
    2736 x 1824
    3872 x 2176
    2736 x 1536
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 17Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    OLED
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.5 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    1440000 pixels
  • Features
    auto eye sensor
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - OLED

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 8 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    Auto Object Framing, BRAVIA Sync function, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, RGB primary color filter, Superior Auto mode, Sweep Panorama technology, Translucent Mirror technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, high ISO speed noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, noise reduction over long exposures, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FM500H Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1600 mAh (included)

Software

  • Type
    Sony Image Data Converter 4.0, Sony PlayMemories Home

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3, Windows 8
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    SLT-A58K
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode, movie recording
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 8 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-16000, ISO auto (100-3200)
  • ISO (Max)
    16000
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, HDR Painting, High contrast monochrome, Landscape, Miniature, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft Focus, Soft High-key, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Recognition, Smile Shutter
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    Auto Object Framing, BRAVIA Sync function, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, RGB primary color filter, Superior Auto mode, Sweep Panorama technology, Translucent Mirror technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, high ISO speed noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, noise reduction over long exposures, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    5 steps in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 2 or 3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV -2-17
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), incandescent, shade

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Auto Focus Features
    Manual Focus Check Live View

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.1 in
  • Height
    3.8 in
  • Weight
    17.35 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    20.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    20400000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    20100000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.7 cm
  • Display Format
    460,000 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Magnification
    0.88x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +4

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Alpha A58 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A58K

MSRP: $599.99

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