Sony Alpha DSLR A580 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens, 16.2 Megapixel, 3.0 inch LCD with 921,600 Pixels, Full HD 1080/60i Movies

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About Sony DSLR-A580

Sony's Alpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR W/18-55mm Lens is no shrinking violet of a camera: it stakes its claim as a first-rate DSLR right up front, with a large 16.2MP APS-C size CMOS sensor for superb resolution, a terrific 18-55mm 3x zoom lens, fast Live View auto focus, 15-point auto focus sensor, SteadyShot image stabilization, Sony BIONZ image processor, up to 7 fps shooting speed, sensitivity up to 12800 ISO, advanced anti-dust technology and a high-resolution 3" tiltable LCD screen with 961,000 dots.

Full HD 1920 x 1080/30p video is at your fingertips, as are 8 scene modes (Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight) and 6 creative style settings (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W). A multi-frame NR (Noise Reduction) mode captures 6 frames in a split second under low light conditions, combines the best data from all 6 and produces a beautiful photo with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.

An HDR function handles wide dynamic range scenes by combining the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot--automatically! A Sweep Panorama mode, a Smile Shutter function and a built-in flash all sweeten the deal - a terrific affordable DSLR that you won't outgrow any time soon.

Sony DSLR-A580 Features

  • 16.2MP; amazing Pictures: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony's Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter and sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size
  • 7 FPS Continuous Shooting: Up to 7 frames per second in Speed Priority mode can capture the decisive moment in sports or get the ideal baby photo. You can also shoot at up to 3 fps with Quick Auto Focus Live View
  • Face Detection Technology: The A580 enhances Quick AF Live View shooting with Face Detection technology, which helps you get the best shot by recognizing faces and applying the proper focus, exposure and white balance
  • More Responsive Live View: Some Live View systems take a painfully long time to focus. Some even black out the LCD before focus. Either can cause you to miss shots. Sony's Quick Auto Focus Live View solves these problems, making it easier to get the best shot
  • 15-Point Auto Focus Sensor: To get the best shot under a wide range of situations, the A580L uses 11 AF points with four assist points make for flexible shot composition. Three cross sensors maximize precision
  • Hand-Held Twilight Photos: Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second
  • ISO 12800 Sensitivity: Sony's Exmor CMOS image sensor employs new low-noise processing, for uncommonly clear pictures. The BIONZ image processor with chroma noise reduction helps achieve low noise all the way up to ISO 12800, without sacrificing resolution
  • Smart Teleconverter 2x Digital Zoom: In Quick Auto Focus Live View mode, you can extend the optical zoom of your lens with digital zoom. One touch zooms in at 1.4x, while a second touch advances to 2x zoom. The system reproduces pixels on a 1:1 basis so there's no degradation in picture quality
  • 921K Dot Xtra Fine LCD Screen: Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The Anti Reflection (AR) coating increases visibility in direct sunlight
  • Sony Exmor Technology: Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 4,000 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second
  • Remote Capability: Works with the RMT-DSLR1 Remote Commander wireless remote control, sold separately
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer: Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • Up to 5 FPS Continuous Shooting: Up to 5 fps with continuous Auto Focus and Auto Exposure (optical viewfinder mode). Up to 3 fps continuous shooting (Quick AF Live View mode)
  • Eight Scene Selection Modes: To help you get the shot, Scene Selection Modes optimize the camera settings for common shooting situations. Just turn the Mode Dial to select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes
  • Six Creative Style Settings: Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste
  • Anti-Dust Technology: Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS imager clean, resulting in consistently better pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor each time you shut off the camera
  • Up to 1050 Shots of Battery Life: Take up to 1050 shots on a single charge (optical viewfinder mode); up to 560 shots (Live View mode) with Sony Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • Eye-Start Autofocus: For maximum speed, Eye-Start Autofocus begins focusing as soon as you raise the camera to your eye. So the camera is ready to catch the perfect moment
  • Slot for Two Media Types: For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Media sold separately.)
  • P/A/S/M Exposure Modes: The camera offers a full range of controls from the beginner's AUTO+ mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
  • Index and Slide Show Display: Quickly review your photos using 4- or 9-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
  • RAW Image Capture: Saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files or both. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC
  • 7 FPS Continuous Shooting: Up to 7 frames per second in Speed Priority mode can capture the decisive moment in sports or get the ideal baby photo. You can also shoot at up to 3 fps with Quick Auto Focus Live View
  • Multi-Frame NR for Low-Light Excellence: Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second

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