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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Digital Camera

Three industry awards
Good quality pictures
Poor battery life
36 Reviews + 3 Awards
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The expert at review website DP Review gave this Sony digital camera a "Silver" award and wrote it was very good and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement. Additionally, the author at website What Digital Camera conluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 79% based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Expert Reviews.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 196 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 83% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Eight owners reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Six years ago Eugene Lafcadio mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It is also a great boon for reviewing images, as the quality” yet he rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Photoanswers.co.uk said on Photo Answers.co.uk “The Sony Alpha A580 offers a high resolution” in their Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 review. Eugene Lafcadio said in his review of this digital camera “New features include in-camera panorama, AVCHD video capture, high speed shooting (very useful when auto bracketing” but despite that he only scored this digital camera 3 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Expert website Cameragearguide.com wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 “A tilting 3 inch 921K LCD display, super fast Live Vi” .

Good Video Capture

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “With traditional internal mirror mechanism, fielding the same core sensor as the A55 with 16.2-megapixel effective resolution plus 15-point auto-focus system” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com said “Autofocus is off-the-charts fast, whether you use the optical viewfinder o” in their review of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

Two owners thought it had a good lens. One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser.

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Design

Nice Design

Two owners who bought the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 wrote that it was good looking. Expert website Cameragearguide.com mentioned “The specifications are pretty impressive” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Three customers considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert review site Cameragearguide.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “For photographers looking for an easy to use”. Eugene Lafcadio said in his review of this digital camera “Although they are lovely to use” . Lmd gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “My fears were unfoudned though - the controls are intuitively laid out”.

Two customers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Eugene Lafcadio wrote “I still have to remember which features are changed through the menu”. Six years ago Lmd mentioned “The less frequently used settings are all easily accessed through the "Function" button” in their review of the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.

One customer said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Lmd mentioned on Amazon six years ago “It's well sized too - being comfortable if you've got larger”.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers who bought this digital camera said that it was good quality. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 review “Feature-packed and capable of high quality photos.”. Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag also six years ago “The 16.2-megapixel Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 ($799.99, body only) is an impressive digital camera with great photo and video quality and several innovative in-camera software tricks”. Lmd wrote on Amazon “Image quality is a huge improvement - not just the increase in Pixels to 16m.” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Robust

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. One owner concluded that it was reliable. Lmd wrote on Amazon six years ago “The focus system is reasonably reliable, like most it pays to check”.


Support

Good Support

One customer reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Lmd wrote “The only controls I miss from my previous camera are a manual focus "clutch" that allows you to manually focus at the press of a button” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers considered that it had good features. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Sony’s recent A33 and A55 cameras are packed with innovative features, not least of which being their translucent mirrors”. Lmd wrote “In terms of handling there are a number of nice features about this camera” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good size. One owner who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape.


Power

Poor Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the Alpha DSLR-A580.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dslra580ycee2, dslra580l
Barcodes 00027242816534

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