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Sony Alpha a58

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1999 reviews of Sony Alpha a58. 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 are impressed by the size and screen. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the software.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a58 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a58

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Sony Alpha a58 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. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the battery and usability, while some have doubts about the software and exposure.

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

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a58

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 user reviews of Sony Alpha a58 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the video. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a58

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Alpha a58 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Melissa J. Perenson

 

If you aren't wedded to Canon or Nikon, the budget-priced Sony Alpha a58 offers a ton of features and good image quality.

Sharp, detailed images ; Ergonomic design

Complex, cluttered menus ; Dial at left is awkward

I found a lot to like in the Sony Alpha a58, which continues to stack up well to its entry-level competition. If you’re not wedded to either Canon or Nikon and their lens selection, and don’t mind the complexity of deep menus, the a58 is a great value,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 58 (SLT-A58K)

 

The Sony Alpha 58 (SLT-A58K) offers an upgraded OLED EVF and kit lens, but it isn't the top D-SLR in Sony's lineup.

OLED EVF. Full-resolution 5fps burst shooting. Cropped JPG shooting at 7.3fps. Good performance at high ISO settings. Hinged rear display. Good control layout.

EVF not as sharp as other Sony models. Rear LCD could be larger and sharper. Only one control dial. Disappointing kit lens.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony's dSLR options diminish

 

The company consolidates its entry-level SLT line into a single model.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Alpha SLT-A58 Preview

 

Sony has announced the successor to their SLT-A57, with the all new Alpha SLT-A58. This model focuses on offering "elevated performance, in a highly affordable package", with many of the same features we saw introduced on the A57 back in March of 2012....

Feb, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A58 Review

 

The Sony A58 is a new interchangeable lens camera that uses Sony's unique Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting and a smaller body size. The 20.1 megapixel A58 features 8fps burst shooting with new Lock-on Autofocus, full HD 25p...

Effectively replacing both the cheaper A37 and the previous A57 models, the new Sony 58 brings mid-range performance and features to the entry-level market. Costing around the same price as the admittedly very capable RX100 compact camera, it's perhaps...

May, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A58

 

Just a year after Sony released two Translucent Mirror-based DSLRs -- the entry-level Alpha A37 and step-up Alpha A57 -- the company follows on with the Sony Alpha A58, a 20.1-megapixel model that effectively replaces both of them. It's almost as if...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (macworld.com)

Sony Alpha a58 review: A feature-packed entry-level DSLR great for beginners

 

When it first came out last year, the Sony Alpha a58 was aimed at the middle ground between newcomers to DSLRs and more advanced enthusiasts. It replaced two previous models from Sony, and its healthy selection of features reflected the range of its...

Sharp, detailed images ; Ergonomic design

Complex, cluttered menus ; Dial at left is awkward

I found a lot to like in the Sony Alpha a58, which continues to stack up well to its entry-level competition. If you’re not wedded to either Canon or Nikon and their lens selection, and don’t mind the complexity of deep menus, the a58 is a great value,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Sony Alpha A58

 

It's cheaper. It's slower. It's worth every penny.

One of the best DSLR deals going

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Alpha SLT-A58K Review

 

The Sony Alpha SLT-A58K is the latest entry-level DSLR from the Japanese electronics giant, which has garnered quite a reputation for itself as far as cameras go. The Alpha SLT-A58K replaces the A57, a camera which was quite popular with a sizeable...

Incredibly well-built for an entry-level DSLR, 8fps burst mode, In-camera panorama and HDR

Moving AF points around is a pain, Relatively low-res screen on the back

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Phil Hall (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A58

 

Sony's new entry-level SLT camera has a lot of competition

Comfortable handgrip and handling ; Reliable AF performance ; Good level of detail in images ; Noise at higher ISO settings

Plastic lens mount is disappointing ; Limited burst mode

One of the interesting new features is the new Auto Object Framing technology that arrives to supplement the Auto Portrait Framing feature added last year. The new technology judges everything in a scene and then tracks, frames and crops the shot to...

May, 2013

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