Summary Sony SLT A58

Prices Price
Body only
With 18-55mm lens
$598 - $798
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 20.1 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 16,000 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Sony SLT A58


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How to Use the Sony SLT Multi Image Capture
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How to Use the Sony SLT for Shooting Movies
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The Sony SLT A58 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Autofocus Autofocuses shooting video Help
Phase detection
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
8 fps
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight Light Help
492 g


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The Sony SLT A58 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
753 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Very small screen Help
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
1900 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
20.1 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
326 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
February 2013
Light sensitivity (boost) Very low boost light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
16,000 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Avatar for Juris Maclang Juris Maclang (4:28 PM, March 20, 2015)
when it comes to autofocus points, the d3200 is better. But if you're looking for more features, it's the a58 all the way.
rkrishnan (6:27 AM, February 18, 2015)
hey can any one suggest which camera is better
sony slt a58,nikon d3200, please help me out to get a better camera.
Avatar for Shravan Shastry Shravan Shastry (9:29 AM, May 07, 2014)
guys does sony slt a58 rock or nikon d3200 pls tell me the snapsort gave better score to d3200 what do i do
Avatar for Saibal Sinha Saibal Sinha (6:09 PM, January 27, 2014)
what is the a3x series? can any1 plz explain in detail. i am confused between a57 nd a58. which is better.
Avatar for Sudheer Salavadi Sudheer Salavadi (11:44 AM, November 29, 2013)
I bought Sony SLT A58. N m loving it. Great DSLR for beginners.

Bought it for 32K(EMI) in Sony Showroom.

Default: Camera bag and 4Gb memory card
Extra: 16GB memory card + basic UV filter and a Tripod Free.

I suggest you to not buy in Flipkart or not in any other online store coz you may miss those extra free items.
Avatar for Xlerr Xlerr (11:02 AM, November 23, 2013)
you mean Canon eos 600d ;) i'm in the same stiuation
Avatar for Bharat Bhakt Bharat Bhakt (1:53 PM, October 20, 2013)
Bro...same like ur situation....these three are my option as well...if u purchased please let me know
Avatar for ashok tigga ashok tigga (11:03 AM, September 09, 2013)
hey can any one suggest which camera is better
sony slt a58, nikon eos 600d, nikon d3200, please help me out to get a better camera.
ankit patel (5:15 PM, August 21, 2013)
8 fps in sony site......
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:39 PM, May 22, 2013)
Thanks for pointing that out, must have been a typo. We will fix that up soon.
mr.error (1:05 PM, May 22, 2013)
753 bits - that must be mistake (same as ISO?)
Ageepe (8:04 PM, May 07, 2013)
Sony A58 has built in image stabilization..

check out this video, see that STEADYSHOT flashing in that menu?
TomInJax (11:30 AM, May 06, 2013)
Your research is wrong about image stabilization on the A58. It has the same stabilization as all other Alpha DSLT cameras. From Sony's website for the A58: SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization
Avatar for Giulio Cantarella Giulio Cantarella (0:12 PM, April 06, 2013)
The A58 belongs to the a3x series. It is not an a57 replacement