|Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Date of Production: 2010
Variants: SLT-type variants Sony α55 and Sony α57
Type of Camera: DSLR
Sensor type: 16 megapixel CMOS + live-view sensor
Lens: Minolta AF mount
Shutter: focal plane shutter
Shutter speed range: 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
Viewfinder: pentamirror 95% 0.8× reflex finder
-2.5 to +1 diopter corr.
ASA/ISO range: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Flash: flash sync shutter speed 1/160 s
Exposure Modes: program,
aperture prio, shutter prio, manual
Exposure Metering: TTL
Focusing: phase detection
Focusing areas: 3 cross, 12 line
Continuous Shooting: 7.5 fps, 5 fps with AF
Bracketing: 3 pics in 0.33 or 0.66 EV steps + HDR
Frame size: 23.6 x 15.8mm, 4912×3264 pixels
Custom WB: sunny, cloudy, shadowy, flourescent, light bulb, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom
Programs: portrait, sports, macro, landscape, sunset, night view, free-hand twilight, night portrait
Rear LCD monitor: tilt-up/-down 3" 921.600 color pixel
Image Data Recording: SD card plus Memory Stick
Battery: rechargeable Li-ion NP-FM500H 1.650 mAh
Dimensions: 137×104×84 mm
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 was proudly presented as new DSLR model by Sony at the Photokina 2010. According to the opinion of fair visitors this is the perfect new middle class DSLR model of the Alpha series. It offers all controls necessary for ambitious amateur photography. It has a 16 Megapixel "EXMOR" (enhanced dynamics) image sensor with a high light sensitivity range. Thus the camera set the benchmark for all other 16 megapixel Sony Alpha system cameras.
The camera is able to shoot 50 fps HD videos.