Summary Sony DSLR-A560

Prices Price
Body only
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Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Megapixels
Help 14 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

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The Sony DSLR-A560 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Battery life Incredible battery life Help
1050 shots
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
7 fps
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Storage slots More storage slots Help
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Cons

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The Sony DSLR-A560 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
817 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14 MP
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
3
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
295 ms shutter lag
Size Quite large Help
Professional size (137×104×84 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
3.3"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
70.0
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.52x
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Announced Old Help
August 2010
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Phantom (9:03 AM, June 16, 2011)
dont get D3100 i wanted to get at first but i changed my mind as it has an issue with auto mode ( google D3100 Auto ISO issue n see ) 
 
Encepsuhana (4:39 PM, June 15, 2011)
I THINK GOOD FOR A560 REVOLUTIONER CAMERA, NICE FOR RAW FORMAT.....
 
George (7:33 PM, June 09, 2011)
I cannot decide between the Sony A-560, Pentax K-R or the Canon EOS 500/450
 
Avatar for Jonny Costa Jonny Costa (2:16 PM, May 17, 2011)
eos 500d is the t2i a d3100 is actually a step backwards to that model for not much difference in price - the sony is bout the same cost as t2i but  almost same par as the t3i
 
Reinboo (5:59 PM, February 26, 2011)
i think you should take nikon 3100. its so coool...
 
Micho (4:18 PM, February 23, 2011)
I'm trying to choose between the Nikon D3100, Canon EOS 500D and this one. Image quality and price is what matters the most I guess.
Please help :)