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Advantages of the Sony SLT A58

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20.1 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.65x vs 0.52x
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Around 60% larger viewfinder
Size
Much smaller
129×95×78 mm vs 137×104×84 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
492 g vs 599 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A560

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
1050 shots vs 690 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              SLT A588 fps
              DSLR-A5607 fps
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SLT A5820.1 MP
              DSLR-A56014 MP
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SLT A583.1"
              DSLR-A5603.3"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              SLT A58326 ms
              DSLR-A560295 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              SLT A581900 ms
              DSLR-A560700 ms
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              126 lenses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              15
              Viewfinder Help
              SLT A58Digital
              DSLR-A560Pentamirror
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SLT A5816,000 ISO
              DSLR-A56012,800 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SLT A58460k dots
              DSLR-A560921k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              SLT A582.7"
              DSLR-A5603"

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