Sony Alpha DSLR SLT-A58 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55 Lens, 20.1 Megapixel, 1080p/60i/24p Full HD Video, 2.7" Tiltable Screen

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  • Advanced 15-point AF system
  • Auto HDR built-in
  • Auto Object Framing
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • High Contrast EVF
  • Large 2.7" Tilt-able screen
  • Multi-frame NR
  • SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization

About Sony SLT-A58

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Introducing the Sony Alpha SLT-A58 interchangeable lens camera, a DSLR that is designed for first-time interchangeable-lens camera users, and includes a new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with approx. 20.1 effective megapixels as well as a SVGA OLED Tru-Finder within its sophisticated compact body. Translucent Mirror Technology realizes high image quality and easy live view shooting, while Lock-on AF and Auto Object Framing enable anyone to capture images of supreme quality.

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 20.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.

Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. The SLT-A58, with Translucent Mirror Technology, directs light to both the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor simultaneously.

Record stunning high quality 1080 Full HD Video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 1080/60i or 24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.

Using the 15-point autofocus sensor and Sony's subject recognition technologies, Object Tracking AF can maintain accurate focus on your subject even when it changes position in the frame.

Sony SLT-A58 Features

  • High Contrast EVF: The Tru-finder Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright and easy to see with 1x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.2 million dots and provides 100% frame coverage. Adjustable magnification optimizes eye-point for users with eyeglasses.
  • Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity: With a new Exmor sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony's flagship SLT-A99V, the SLT-A58 easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 16000.
  • Auto Object Framing: Easily create studio quality portraits of still lifes, moving subjects and even macro close-ups using the iAuto internal exposure intelligence found in the SLT-A58.
  • SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization: You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2 to 4.5 additional steps in shutter speed.
  • Advanced 15-point AF system: To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross-type sensors to maximize focus precision.
  • Large 2.7" Tilt-able screen: Tilt it up or down to frame high and low angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel.
  • Auto HDR built-in: Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle and more range than photo film. Combines 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.
  • Picture Effects: Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with Picture Effects. Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact byadjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques.
  • Multi-frame NR: Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.
  • Hand-held Twilight: 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.

Sony SLT-A58 Specifications

Lens Compatibility
Sony A-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses
Lens Mount
Sony A-mount
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera
Imaging Sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross
Approx. 20.4M pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx. 20.1M pixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo /Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Still Image Mode
JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632
Still Image Size 16:9
L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
Still Image Size 3:2
L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
Panorama Still Image Size
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Format
AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i at 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i at 17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p at 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p at 17Mbps
Video Mode MP4
HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p at 12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p at 3Mbps
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG
1/2" SVGA EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440k dots)"
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0m to +4.0m-1
Field of View
LCD Type
2.7" TFT Clear Photo LCD (460,800 pixels)
Angle Adjustment
Tilt angle: Up approx. 135 degrees, downward approx. 55 degrees
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Live View
Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Real-time Image Adjustment Display
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display
Yes (Rule of thirds, Diagonal, 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus System
TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points
15 points (3 points cross type)
AF Modes
Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (Auto,15 points)/ Zone/Spot/Local selectable
Focus Sensitivity
EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features
Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
AF Illuminator
Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)
Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity
-2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings
iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Picture Effect, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s)
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Picture Effect(s)
11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
D-Range Optimizer
Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Auto Exposure Lock
Yes (AE Lock button)
Color Temperature
2500 - 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), AWB micro adjustment
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Exposure Bracketing
Cont./Single, w/ 1/3 EV,1/2 EV,2/3 EV,2.0EV,3.0 EV incmnts,3/5 frames (2.0EV,3.0EV:only 3 frs) sel
Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
Noise Reduction
Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
White Balance Mode
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white, Cool white, Day white, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Burst Buffer
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Fine: 16 frames, Standard: 19 frames Continuous shooting: Fine: 7 frames, Standard: 8 frames, RAW & JPEG: 5 frames, RAW: 6 frames
Continuous Shooting Speed
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 8 frames per second Hi: Maximum 5 frames per second, Lo: Maximum 2.5 frames per second
Drive Mode
Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay selectable)
Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance)
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Compensation
+/-2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Coverage
Field of view coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing
0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0EV steps, 3 frames(2.0/3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Metering System
ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Auto flash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number
10 (in meters at ISO100)
Self Timer
Yes, 10/2 second delay selectable
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes, On/ Off selectable
Media/Battery Indicator
View & Index
Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning

4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)

Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still)

Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Advanced User Interface
Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Anti Motion Blur
6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Sweep Panorama
Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Face Detection
On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter Technology
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Tracking Focus
Image Stabilization
For still images: SteadyShot INSIDE Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Yes (eight faces max)
Microphone Input
Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)
Remote Commander
Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Accessory Shoe
Yes (Multi Interface)
Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
Yes via AC-PW10AM (sold separately)
HD Output
HDMI mini connector (Type D)
Memory Card Slot
Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo /Pro-HG Duo /PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD
Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
Tripod Mount
Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
USB Port(s)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP/ Multi (REMOTE)/ Micro USB Type B
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Battery Capacity
1600 mAh
Number of Still Images
Approx. 690 images with viewfinder, 700 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (Using EVF)
Approx. 690 images with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Supplied Software
Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Operating System Compatibility
Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1" (128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm)
1.3 lbs (573g)
Mfr #

Sony SLT-A58 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Choice


from Dearborn Heights, Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

Best camera I own. It does everything it states and more. Excellent picture quality, and ease of use.

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)


Best SONY DSLR in mid range


from Leverkusen, Germany

One of the best entry level DSLR camera from Sony. The image quality is excellent. Picture details are impressive. Handling is very good. I got the delivery from redcoon withing 48 hours. I appreciate that. I would rate this product 5 stars. HENCE recommend others to buy this.

(0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Pleasing purchase


from Severna Park, md  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like the shutter speed of up to 8 frames a second.


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Questions about this item:

wolf h  can it film 1080p video?
Shopper  I am considering to buy this camera. But the lens mount seems to be plastic instead of metal. If it is true, I am worrying about its durability. Is it really made of plastic instead of metal?
LAWRENCE O  Yes it is true, sony try to cut cost. Plastic is not as durable as metal. The A57 is a better choice.
Shopper  will other sony lenses work with this camera?
DONALD F  Yes I bought a Minolta maxxum AF 100 mm macro lens for mine

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