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Sony Alpha a58 DSLR w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens

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  • 20.1 megapixel Exmor™ HD APS sensor

  • Bionz™ image processing engine

  • 2.7” TFT LCD monitor with 460,800 pixels resolution

  • ½” SVGA EVF with 1440,000 dots resolution

  • Fastest shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second

  • Continuous shooting speed of 5 fps and body based image stabilization

  • Bundled with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens

 Sony Alpha a58 DSLR w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens

Price: $572.70

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Alpha a58 DSLR w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens is an entry level offering from Sony featuring the translucent mirror technology, a body based image stabilization system, fast 5 fps continuous shooting speed and full HD video recording features. The camera also has a ½” SVGA EVF and is built around a 20.1 megapixel Exmor™ sensor and Sony’s Bionz™ image processing engine. It is bundled with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens which covers an essential focal length for landscape, portraits and other everyday photography needs.

Camera


Lens Compatibility :

Sony A-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses3


Lens Mount :

Sony A-mount


Camera Type :

Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera


Viewfinder


Type :

1/2" SVGA EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440k dots)"


Diopter Adjustment :

-4.0m to +4.0m-1


Field of View :

100%


Exposure System


Metering :

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, Picture Effect, Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, 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


ISO :

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


Convenience Features


Self Timer :

Yes,10/2 second delay selectable


Red-Eye Reduction :

Yes, On/ Off selectable


Media/Battery Indicator :

Yes


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 (10/5/2sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still),Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect


Weights and Measurements


Dimensions (Approx.) :

Approx. 5-1/8 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/8 in (128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions


Weight (Approx.) :

With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 4.2 oz. (573 g)


Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) :

Approx. 1 lb. 1.4 oz. (492g) (excluding lens, battery & media)


Service and Warranty Information


Limited Warranty Term :

1 Year Parts & Labor


Imaging Sensor


Imaging Sensor :

Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)


Processor :

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 :

1.5x


Color Filter System :

RGB primary color filters


LCD Display


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)


Coverage :

100%


Live View :

Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)


Real-time image adjustment display :

Yes(On/Off)


Histogram :

Yes(On/Off)


Peaking :

Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)


Grid Display :

Yes (Rule of thirds, Diagonal, 4x6 Square Grids, Off)


Customization :

Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback


Drive System



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 (5 MP)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)


Self-timer :

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


Advanced Features


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 :

Yes


Image Stabilization :

For still images: SteadyShot INSIDE™ Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies: Electronic


Priority Setting (for Face Detection) :

Yes (eight faces max)


Power


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

(in View Finder Operation) : Approx. 690 images with viewfinder (CIPA standard)


Recording


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 Ver.2.0/ MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))


Video Mode :

AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24MbpsFH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17MbpsFX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24MbpsFH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17MbpsMP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12MbpsVGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps


Video Signal :

NTSC color, EIA standards


Audio Format :

Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch


Microphone/Speaker :

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


Focus Control


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)


Flash


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)


Interface


Microphone Input :

Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)


Remote Commander :

Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)


Accessory Shoe :

Yes (Multi Interface)


BRAVIA® Sync™ :

Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV


DC IN :

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


Software


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)



  • Kit lens (SAL18552)

  • Eyepiece cup

  • Micro USB cable

  • Battery Charger

  • Shoulder Strap

  • CD-ROM

  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FM500H)

  • Body Cap