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Sony Alpha A58 Black Digital SLR Camera - SLT-A58K

Abt Model: SLTA58K | UPC Code: 027242865891
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Sony Alpha A58 Black Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm Lens, Model SLTA58K

Sony continues to revolutionize the world of hobby photography by combining professional features and image quality with proprietary advancements to make affordable, easy-to-use DSLR cameras. The Sony Alpha A58 DSLR Kit is part of that trend, using Sony SLT technology to gain an edge over other beginner DSLRs.

Sony Alpha A58 High Resolution Sensor

At the heart of the Alpha A58 DSLR is a 20.1 megapixel Sony Exmor HD CMOS sensor, with the resolution needed to capture even the smallest details of the scene at hand. Your photos will look stunning on a monitor or TV, or even as extra-large prints. Sensitivity up to ISO 16,000 lets you take natural-looking photos in low light without needing a flash. Auto HDR feature and a variety of scene modes can add just the effect needed to make your photos totally unique. And if you prefer video to still photos, the Sony Alpha A58 also shoots vibrant Full HD 1080p video, at 24 or 30 fps.

High Speed Autofocus and SteadyShot Image Stabilization

Since all of that resolution doesn't matter if your shots are blurry, Sony outfitted the A58 DSLR with an array of focus technologies that help make every shot sharp. An advanced 15-point autofocus system utilizes three highly-sensitive cross-type sensors to ensure focus in the most demanding lighting conditions. Capture fast action with continuous shooting of 5 frames per second, while Lock-On AF mode accurately tracks moving subjects, helping get every shot in focus. And to combat camera shake during low-light or when using heavy lenses, the Sony A58 uses SteadyShot image stabilization technology to keep the camera sensor steady, lessening the likelihood of blurry photos. By building this feature into the sensor, every lens in the Alpha DSLR lineup is stabilized.

Versatile, Compact Body

The unique body of the Sony Alpha A58 DSLR will help you get the best shot in any situation. Sony SLT technology replaces the optical viewfinder with a high-resolution OLED screen that displays a simulation of the final exposure. So while you can frame your scene the traditional way—with the camera to your eye—you'll see the real-time results of changing any exposure settings. You'll always know exactly how your shot will turn out before you ever take it. If you're moving up from a Point & Shoot camera and prefer to compose using the LCD screen, the Sony Alpha A58 improves upon that experience, with a 2.7-inch hinged rear display. Face it upwards and shoot low to the ground without getting your hands and knees dirty, or flip it pointing down and raise the camera above your head for unique birds-eye shots. However you can imagine a shot, the Sony Alpha A58 will help you achieve it.


  • 20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor with 5 FPS continuous shooting
    Every scene is captured beautifully, from corner to corner, with fine details and rich tonal gradations thanks to Sony’s proprietary Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor. Its large size delivers high sensitivity, attractive defocusing effects, and low noise in wide-ranging shooting situations including dimly lit environments. Impressive 20.1-effective-megapixel resolution also brings every detail to life
  • Translucent Mirror Technology™ accelerates AF performance
    Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology™ simultaneously directs light to the image sensor and AF sensor on a continuous basis to realize full-time live view shooting and accelerated full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing even during HD movie shooting. It’s the cornerstone of Sony interchangeable-lens camera technology
  • 1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD™ or 1080/30p MP4 movies
    Create movies of amazing clarity at Full HD resolution with full-time continuous phase-detection AF, the same swift, accurate focusing used during still photography. Movies can be recorded at 60i for super smooth playback or 24p for a rich cinematic look. You can also use P/A/S/M exposure modes to expand your movie making creativity
  • Lock-on AF for even easier focusing of moving subjects
    Now it’s easier than ever to keep moving subjects in focus. Using Sony Translucent Mirror Technology and subject size detection, the new Lock-on AF continuously adjusts target frame size based on various subject characteristics and dramatically increases the in-focus rate. Even if your subject’s face cannot be detected, it ensures smooth, stable focusing using the optimal AF point — without having to search
  • High Contrast SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
    The OLED viewfinder makes it easy to shoot stills and movies in almost any lighting condition and allows for live-view shooting thanks to Translucent Mirror Technology™. The ultra-sharp, bright 1.44 million dot display provides 100% field-of-view frame coverage that is perfect for accurately monitoring results as you shoot
  • Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
    With a new Exmor™ sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the SLT-A58 easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000. Even in dim lighting, you can shoot beautiful photos with natural tonal gradations and low noise — without using a flash. Auto ISO provides outstanding results in most lighting situations and you can select settings manually to suit particular occasions. Excellent low-light performance is made possible by cutting-edge features like the same area-specific noise reduction as found on the a99
  • Auto Object Framing intelligently fills the frame with your subject
    Easily create studio quality portraits of still lifes, moving subjects and even macro close-ups using the iAuto internal exposure intelligence found in the SLT-A58. Simply photograph the subject and the Auto Portrait Framing feature will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with Rule of Thirds, and Auto Object Framing provides enhanced images for beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
  • SteadyShot INSIDE™image stabilization
    Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2 to 4.5 additional steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths
  • Advanced 15-point AF system with 3 Cross-sensors
    To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross-type sensors to maximize focus precision
  • Large 2.7” Tilt-able, 460K dot Clear Photo LCD screen
    Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or protected for travel
  • Auto HDR built into camera
    Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Picture Effects
    Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with Picture Effects. Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact by adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques
  • Multi-frame NR
    Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Hand-held Twilight
    Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables extraordinary detail



  • Lens Compatibility: Sony A-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses3
  • Lens Mount: Sony A-mount
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera

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


  • 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 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / 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


  • Type: 1/2" SVGA EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440k dots)"
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0m to +4.0m-1
  • Field of View: 100%

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

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)

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, 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

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Fine: 16 frames, Standard: 19 frames Continuous shooting9: 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


  • 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)


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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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)

In The Box:

  • Kit Lens (SAL18552)
  • Battery Charger
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Micro USB Cable
  • CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3-7/8"
  • Width: 5-1/8"
  • Depth: 3-1/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs 4.2 oz
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments
  2. In meters, IS0 100
  3. Minolta Maxxum or Dynax lenses manufactured after 1985
  4. Records in 29 minute segments
  5. Play back AVCHD™ media on Blu-ray Disc™ players, PlayStation®3 systems or PC with supplied software. AVCHD media should not be used in standard DVD players because it may fail to eject disc or erase its contents without warning
  6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use
  7. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS® X
  8. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras with a full-frame image sensor (as of January 12, 2013) according to Sony’s internal survey
  9. When drive mode is set to continuous shooting “Hi” mode
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Key Features
20.1 Megapixel Exmor HD APS Sensor With 5 FPS Continuous Shooting/ Translucent Mirror Technology/ 1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD Or 1080/30p MP4 Movies/ Lock-On AF/ High Contrast SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF/ Up To ISO 16000 Sensitivity With Advanced Noise Reduction/ Auto Object Framing/ SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization/ Advanced 15-Point AF System With 3 Cross-Sensors/ 2.7 " Tilt-Able Clear Photo LCD Screen/ Auto HDR/ Picture Effects/ Multi-Frame NR/ Uses 55mm Filter, Sold Separately/ Black Finish
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Effective Pixels20.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.88
Width (inches)5.13
Depth (inches)3.13
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom2x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length18mm-55mm
Focus ModesSingle-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2-sec., 10-sec.
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Storage MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceBattery Pack NP-FM500H
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white, Cool white, Day white, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
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