56points

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

53points

Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

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Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm
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Why is Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm?

  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Is a system camera
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
  • Has manual exposure
  • 32mm shorter
    97mmvs129mm
  • 10.5mm thinner
    67.5mmvs78mm

Why is Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm better than Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 1.97x more megapixels (main camera)
    20.1MPvs10.2MP
  • 6 more focus points
    15vs9
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    5fpsvs2.5fps
  • 460shots longer battery life
    690shotsvs230shots
  • 61g lighter
    429gvs490g
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has a stereo microphone

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Design

1.has an optical viewfinder
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

2.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

3. more viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

4.Has a hot shoe
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

5.Is a system camera
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6.weight

490g

429g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.7mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

9

15

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

10.2MP

20.1MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.optical zoom

3x (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

3x (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

Videography

1.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

0

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

Battery

1. longer battery life

230shots

690shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.can be controlled remotely
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.has an accelerometer
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

4.has a HDMI output
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

5.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

Miscellaneous

1.maximum angle of view

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

76° (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH

84°

2.Has focus motor
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.minimum focus distance

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

0.25m (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Samsung NX Mini + NX-M 9mm f/3.5

0.11m

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.Is a normal lens
Sony A230 DSLR + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony SLT-A58 + Sony DT 18-55mm

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

6.aperture blades

7 (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

7 (Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6)

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

9

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