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Sony A580 review

As its best-specified APS-C DSLR, does the Sony A580 marry its competent feature set with commendable results?

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Sony A580 Review: 1/1250sec at f/3.5, ISO 100 (Click here to view full-res version)

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Sony A580 Review: 1/100sec at f/5.6, ISO 320 (Click here to view full-res version)

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Sony A580 Review: 1/640sec at f/5.6, ISO 100 (Click here to view full-res version)

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Sony A580 Review: 1/30sec at f/9, ISO 125 (Click here to view full-res version)

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Sony A580 Review: 1/160sec at f/5.6, ISO 6400 - Auto White Balance (Click here to view full-res version)

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Sony A580 Review: 1/60sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000 (Click here to view full-res version)
Detail captured with the kit lens

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product Familyalpha
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesManual White Balance, Aperture Priority, External Flash Shoe, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)599 g
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate25 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Height104 mm
Width137 mm
Depth84 mm
Autofocus Points15
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSLR-A580
Product Namealpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSLRA580L.CEH
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Step up to new levels of DSLR refinement and performance. Enjoy all the freedom of Quick AF Live View shooting plus speedy responses, generous creative options and extremely high quality, low noise Full HD video and still images.

Battery Life1050 Shot
Package Contents
  • alpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR Camera
  • SAL-1855 Lens
  • NP-FM500H Battery
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year