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Sony Alpha A58

Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 20.1 megapixel camera
SLR 20.1MP CMOS Black Apr 2015
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Sony Alpha A58 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
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359 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and excellent product quality.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Heavy
Quite small display diagonal

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Sony Alpha A58 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both thought that this camera was great. PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

The author at one more expert review site thought that this Sony digital camera was exceptional and gave it one of their highest awards. This Sony camera received a "Gold" award from DP Review.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this digital camera a "Dave's Pick" award and it received a "Best of Year" award from Reviewed.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on 34 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com and Trusted Reviews.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 324 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony camera is excellent. Over 91% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

36 people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use, two owners concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold and two people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to handle.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

69 customers said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A58 was able to produce good images, five owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in low light and four people who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

31 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Nice Design

10 customers reckoned that the product was good looking, three owners who purchased it agreed that it was ergonomic and three customers who bought it concluded that it was smooth.

Users Report it is Robust

Five people who purchased the product wrote that it was well made, two people who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable and two owners who bought it agreed that it was reliable.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers mentioned that it had a good viewfinder and three customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Eight owners said that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Eight people reckoned that the Sony Alpha A58 had good features.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 owners mentioned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four people said that it was quiet.

Users Report Superior Battery Life

Four customers who bought the Sony Alpha A58 considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Five people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight and two customers said that the product was a good body shape.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

12 customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens and eight customers agreed that it had a good autofocus.


Features

5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A58 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 5456 x 3632 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. The Alpha A58 has a fairly high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

With a weight of 492 grams, the Alpha A58 is one of the heavier cameras amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A58 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Alpha A58 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A58 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. This Sony digital camera also support video resolutions of 1920 x 960 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1280 x 1024 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A58 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Alpha A58 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A58 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Alpha A58 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A58 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A58 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A58 has a 5456 x 3632 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176 and 2736 x 1824 and 2736 x 1536. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A58 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras is 0.001m, the largest is 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. At 0.45 meters, the Sony Alpha A58 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A58 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Alpha A58 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Sony Alpha A58 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A58 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras, the Alpha A58 does not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A58 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Alpha A58 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 75mm.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Alpha A58 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Alpha A58 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A58 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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700 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Alpha A58 is a camera that takes 700 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2015.


Product Identifiers

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