Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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: 78 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.2MP
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 25.4mm

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 a7 III: 693

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 + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% have it

6. 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. 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

8. 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

9. video recording (main camera)

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

10. weight

679g
HTC Re: 65.5g

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.8bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
50% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
11% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
31% have it

16. 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.
13.3Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

17. pixel density

471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

18. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

19. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
26% have it

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony A580 DSLR + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
25% have it

21. battery power

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

22. width

104mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

23. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

24. volume

1196.83cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

25. 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 + DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
17% have it

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