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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A580. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and flash. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, usability, image quality, price, portability

flash, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and color are generally positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the portability. The focus and sensor get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, image quality, color, design

price, sensor, focus

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and usability are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the screen.

performance, portability, price, usability, image quality

screen

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

 

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 is the only digital SLR that can deliver beautiful images and blazing fast autofocus whether you're framing your shots with the optical viewfinder, or with the LCD in Live View mode. Video-capture options are a bit limited,...

Beautiful still image and video quality. Fast auto-focus with optical viewfinder or in Live View mode. Articulating LCD. Innovative in-camera software for noise reduction, HDR, and panoramic photos.

Manual focus-only video recording. No control over shutter speed while recording video. Limited selection of video modes.

There are two other noteworthy image-merging tricks in the A580's bag. First is a simple in-camera HDR (high dynamic range) photo mode. Most cameras allow you to auto-bracket, or take 3 consecutive images at three different exposures (one underexposed,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Long (pcworld.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

 

Excellent image quality ; Cool panoramic and noise reduction features ; Very fast burst rate ; Well-designed layout

No Program Shift feature ; Many shooting features only support JPEG files ; No autofocus while shooting video

If you want video capability, the A580 has it--but as with all SLRs, you should be aware of the limitations before you commit to this camera for its video functions. The Alpha A580 is, first and foremost, a great still camera.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

 

The Sony DSLR-A580 is near-identical in terms of design and operation to its predecessor the DSLR-A550, and in terms of image quality very similar to its sister-model the SLT-A55. For this review we have therefore slightly shortened our usual review...

live view users, low light shooters, gadget lovers

traditionalists, photographers who only use the optical viewfinder for framing

The Sony DSLR-A580 is an excellent all-round performer but also offers a range of innovative features. It's a great alternative to more 'traditional' DSLRs and Sony's unique dual live view system makes it the ideal compromise for those who like the...

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A580 Test

 

Sony Alpha 580 Test : Es findet gerade eine interessante Entwicklung innerhalb der Kamerasektion von Sony statt. Während man letztes Jahr lediglich zwischen Cybershot- und Alpha-DSLR-Kameras wählen konnte, wurde die inzwischen Auswahl erheblich, um...

Sep, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A580 Review

 

The Sony A580 is a new mid-range DSLR camera that was launched alongside the headline-grabbing A55. Unlike that smaller camera, which uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting and a smaller body size, the A580 is a traditional...

The Sony A580 is a more traditional alternative to the headline-grabbing A55 model, and an excellent DSLR camera in its own right. It doesn't offer the continuous auto-focus during video recording or the small size and light weight of the A55, but its...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Sony A580 review

 

As its best-specified APS-C DSLR, does the Sony A580 marry its competent feature set with commendable results?

Solid feature set ; Good performance ; Good video options

Some image quality issues

In the five years since Sony's Alpha range was conceived, the camera market has changed decidedly. Notably, the addition of mirrorless models to many manufacturers' stables has provided an alternative means of achieving high-quality results in a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A580 review

 

By way of comparison here we have a standard DSLR from Sony. The A580 comes without GPS but with traditional internal mirror mechanism, fielding the same core sensor as the A55 with 16.2-megapixel effective resolution plus 15-point auto-focus system....

This may be a bulkier option than the A55 but with many of the same features for £100 less – including a top whack light sensitivity setting of ISO 12800 – those on a tighter budget or who prefer its more robust proportions, may consider it the better...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580L review

 

Feature-packed and capable of high quality photos, but automatic exposures could be better.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 580 review

 

It is easy to see why the Alpha 580 slipped under the radar while the Alpha 55 grabbed most of the attention. While in reality the key functions are all much alike, the Alpha 55 edges the Alpha 580 on more counts. The Alpha 55 is smaller, lighter,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Review

 

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 is known to include a 16.2 MP lens, 3 inch LCD screen, Memory Stick Pro Duo, high resolution video capture and other features that you have always wanted to see in your camera.

Jan, 2012

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