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Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM review: specs and price

Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    23.5 x 15.6mmvs253.49mm
  • Battery life (CIPA)
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    1050shotsvs411.51shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs43065.89fps
  • Image quality
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    80vs71.39
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/4000svs1/3104s
  • Color depth
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    23.8bitsvs22.28bits
  • Dynamic range
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    13.3Evsvs12.16Evs
  • Resolution
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    1176 x 784pxvs630.61KP

Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.weight

679g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.viewfinder coverage

95%

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 afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

7fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.supports AVCHD format
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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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

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

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

1050shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1650mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.image quality

80

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
2.color depth

23.8bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
3.dynamic range

13.3Evs

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.
4.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
6.has an HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
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The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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