α58 DSLR and 18-55mm Lens

α58 DSLR and 18-55mm Lens

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Introducing the clever DSLR that makes taking incredible pictures a snap. Become a better photographer instantly, with 20.1MP clarity and lock-on focusing for ultra-sharp action shots. It's versatile, too. Frame your subjects in real time with your eye on the OLED viewfinder (even while shooting video) or the live-view LCD. It's serious photographic bang for the buck. α58 DSLR and 18-55mm Lens


20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor with 8 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 proprietary 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.

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies4with Quick AF

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 cinematic look. You can also use P/A/S/M modes to expand your moviemaking creativity.

Lock-on AF for even easier focusing of moving subjects

Now it's easier than ever to keep moving subjects in focus. Through proprietary Sony Translucent Mirror Technology and subject size detection, new Lock-on AF continuously adjusts target frame size based on various subject characteristics and dramatically increases the in-focus rate for better image results. Even if your subject's face cannot be detected, Lock-on AF ensures smooth, stable focusing using the optimal AF point - without having to search.

High Contrast SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF

The OLED Tru-Finder is easy to view in almost any lighting and allows comfortable live-view shooting thanks to Translucent Mirror Technology. You can accurately monitor the results of your settings while shooting, because it faithfully displays details as they will appear in your recording. Pressing the Preview button even displays defocusing effects with greater accuracy than OVFs. Employed in Sony's high-end cameras, the OLED design eliminates backlighting to deliver blacker blacks, clearer details and higher contrast in both dark and light environments.

Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

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 α99.

Auto Object Framing intelligently fills the frame with your subject

Easily create studio quality portraits using the iAuto internal exposure intelligence found in the SLT-A58. Simply photograph a person or persons 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 enhances images for beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.

SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization

Enjoy sharp images with suppressed camera shake blur when using any A-mount lens (including professional Carl Zeiss® and G Lenses), thanks to image stabilization built within the camera that provides compensation equivalent to approx. 2.5-4.5 steps in shutter speed. An anti-dust coating on the surface of the image sensor also helps keep your images blemish-free.

Advanced 15-point AF system with 3 Cross-sensors

The advanced phase-detection autofocusing system delivers smooth, accurate autofocusing at extremely high speeds. Three cross sensors in the 15-point AF system enable more accurate and reliable tracking of moving subjects than vertical and horizontal sensors can provide, even in dim lighting. You can choose any of four AF area modes (Wide, Zone, Spot or Local) depending on your needs.

Large 2.7" Tilt-able, 460K dot LCD screen

Sony's LCD screen brings out every detail of your scene. You can tilt it to clearly shoot from almost any angle, including over your head to shoot over crowds or on the ground for a startling view of pets and flowers. The 2.7-type screen displays images brightly and clearly at 460,800-dot resolution. Moreover, low reflection technology contributes to deeper blacks and higher contrast. Brightness is adjustable.

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.

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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 Ver.2.0/ 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
HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Video Resolution AVCHD:
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 60i (30fps Image sensor output) @ Max. bit-rate 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 60i (30fps Image sensor output) @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080 / 24p @ Max. bit-rate 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080 / 24p @ Average bit-rate 17Mbps
1440 x 1080 / 30fps @ 12Mbps
640 x 480 / 30fps @ 3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch / 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, Tele-zoom 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)
Convenience Features
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 Features
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
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 5-1/8 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/8 in (128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 4.2 oz. (573 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx. 1 lb. 1.4 oz. (492g) (excluding lens, battery & media)
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)
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)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year Parts & Labor

What's in the Box

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