|Sony Alpha 58|
Ilse Jurriën : February 20th 2013 - 20:38 CET
Sony Alpha 58 interchangeable lens camera : For life’s spontaneous moments, catch all the split-second excitement with the new Alpha 58 interchangeable lens camera from Sony. With Translucent Mirror technology for speedy shooting with fast, accurate autofocus, it’s the must-have choice for grabbing those once-in-a-lifetime picture opportunities. Even if you’re new to interchangeable lens photography, the Sony Alpha 58 delivers amazing image quality that effortlessly exceeds your point-and-shoot compact camera, plus the A58 offers features you’d expect from a far higher-priced DSLR. Pick from the choice of 35 A-mount lenses and experience flawless images in virtually any lighting conditions, from dimly-lit interiors to atmospheric twilight scenes.|
20.1 MP Sony Alpha 58 camera
At the heart of the Sony Alpha 58 is a brand new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with an extremely high resolution of (approx.) 20.1 effective megapixels. It’s teamed with an improved BIONZ image processing engine for exceptionally detailed, low-noise stills and Full HD video, plus an extra-wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16000. Even if you’re shooting handheld, SteadyShot Inside keeps pictures crisp and stable, letting you shoot with confidence at slower shutter speeds or higher zoom settings where wobbles are often a worry. Unlike ordinary DSLR cameras, the Sony SLT-A58 uses Translucent Mirror technology from Sony that directs light onto the main image sensor as well as a separate autofocus sensor. This means that the Sony Alpha 58 keeps subjects sharply focused at all times as you compose scenes with the tilt-angle LCD or through the high-resolution, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder. And with no moving mirror to slow you down, the Sony Alpha 58 lets you enjoy non-stop live image preview during speedy burst shooting or while you’re recording Full HD video.
Sony Alpha 58 features a 15-point AF system
The Sony Alpha 58 is your ideal partner for grabbing the action as it happens - like sports, wildlife or spur-of-the-moment fun with friends and family. Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode brings that decisive moment closer with a high-speed burst of sharp images at 8 frames per second. The high-performance 15-point AF system now features Lock-on Autofocus with speedier, more accurate subject tracking, enabling the Alpha 58 to capture the athletic grace of a gymnast or animals in the wild with a burst of crisply-focused images, even if your subject’s moving.
Electronic OLED viewfinder on the Sony A58
Framing, focusing and viewing your shots is a pleasure through the new OLED Tru-Finder. This bright, high resolution electronic viewfinder accurately shows the results of adjusting camera settings in real time. Users can instantly see the result Instantly see the result of adjusting exposure compensation, aperture, ISO, white balance, Picture Effect and other parameters before you shoot… not after. It’s a great way to compose the perfect shot with confidence.
Sony Alpha 58 camera features
Featured on previous models, Auto Portrait Framing has now evolved into even more versatile Auto Object Framing - helping you get better-looking, more professional results without effort. The Sony Alpha 58 judges what’s in the scene - one person, two people, even moving objects or macro subjects - tracking, framing and cropping the shot to create powerful, professionally-framed compositions. Thanks to Pixel Super Resolution Technology by Sony, cropped images preserve the same resolution as the original exposure. The Sony Alpha 58 offers Picture Effect that lets you pick from a palette of 15 artistic ‘in-camera’ treatments, like Toy Camera, Mono and Partial Colour - instantly from the mode dial.
Sony A58 supports Triluminos Colour
The Sony Alpha 58 is the first-ever A-mount interchangeable lens camera from Sony that offers support for new ‘Triluminos Colour´. You’ll experience a dramatically expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images are played back on any BRAVIA TV with support for ‘Triluminos Display’.
Sony Alpha 58 price & availability
The new Sony SLT-A58 interchangeable lens camera with Translucent Mirror technology is available in the colour black from April 2013. The Sony Alpha 58 price is set at €550 Euro, including the 18-55mm kit lens. There is also a full range of style-matching accessories available for the Alpha 58 including style-matching carry cases and straps to spare batteries. Check the Sony website in your region for more details.
Sony Alpha 58 review
As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this interchangeable lens camera to the test and publish a full Sony Alpha 58 review, including a picture gallery with high resolution sample photos and Full HD sample videos. In the mean time you may want to take a look at another Sony camera review.