Sony A580 DSLR
Top 23%1,178 points
Top 23%
Megapixels
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Top 95%
674 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Sony A580 DSLR: 61 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm

3. focus points

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.
15
Sony Alpha a6500: 425

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A580 DSLR
26% have it

6. weight

679g
HTC Re: 65.50g

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
80
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

8. maximum light sensitivity

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.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO

9. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
1050shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.80bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A580 DSLR
48% have it

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Sony A580 DSLR
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s

15. pixel density

471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi

16. width

104mm
DxO One: 26.20mm

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony A580 DSLR
25% have it

18. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
13.30Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots

20. volume

1196.83cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³

21. height

137mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

22. thickness

84mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

23. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px

24. battery power

1650mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony A580 DSLR
23% have it

26. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Sony A580 DSLR
45% have it

27. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Sony A580 DSLR
16% have it

28. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony A580 DSLR
35% have it

29. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"

30. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony A580 DSLR
30% have it

31. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Sony A580 DSLR
18% have it

32. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony A580 DSLR
25% have it

33. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A580 DSLR
44% have it

34. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony A580 DSLR
53% have it

35. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony A580 DSLR
87% have it

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