28th February 2013: Sony SLT A58K SLR, the latest DSLR with translucent mirror technology has been designed to replace Sony Alpha A57 and A37. This camera would simplify the entry-level range of Sony Alpha DSLTs. Lets take a look at its salient features:
* APS-C Exmor 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
* 2.7 inches 460k resolution dot tilt screen
* 1,440k resolution dots OLED EVF
* SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilizing sensor
* 15-point autofocus system with 3 cross-sensors
* Panorama shoot
* ISO standard hot-shoe along with multi terminal accessory port
* Full AVCHD/1080p MP4 video recording
* 100 to 16000ISO sensitivity range and multi-frame noise filter
* Hand held twilight, picture effects and auto HDR
* Burst mode at 5fps with Autofocus and 8fps at 5 megapixels
* Memory card slot for SD/SDXC/SDHC cards and memory stick pro DUO
Sony SLT-A58K SLR( with SAL 18-55mm Kit Lens) is a high end model and is featured with 20.1 MP HD CMOS image sensor within a size of 23.2 mm x 15.4 mm. It comes with many features that lets the users to shoot movies with high clarity by choosing the modes like Aperture Priority, Program, Shutter Priority and Manual modes, according to the climatic conditions and lets the users to explore more movie making options. This model is loaded with Sony A-mount Lens, Minolta / Konica Lens, which has the focal length of 18 mm - 55 mm and holds Primary (RGB) Color Filter as well as TTL Phase-detection System. This SLR model is featured with a 2.7 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD screen on the rear panel of the camera, which lets the users to enjoy snapping good images by composing and framing them on this screen. This display is very much useful to watch all the captured videos and pictures, where the image resolution is 460,800 dots and is capable of generating a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 25 fps during the time of watching videos. This screen supports an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 3:2. This camera is also featured with an Electronic Viewfinder (Color), Xtra Fine for resulting the best photographic experience.
The power management of this model is taken care by a power full Lithium Battery, which is capable of delivering good number of shots after a complete recharge. This model is also featured with a built-in Stereo microphone, which is used to record the sound during the time of recording videos. In the aspect of connectivity, it is loaded with Multi / Micro USB, Hi-speed USB 2.0, by which users can efficiently participate in sharing and transferring of data with other compatible devices. The internal memory of this device is very less, so users can take the help of SD, SDHC, SDXC, Stick PRO-HG Duo, Stick PRO Duo and Stick XC-HG Duo and enhance the external memory space of the model and can enjoy storing huge data. Sony SLT-A58K SLR model is compatible with systems and lap's which run on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, Windows 8, Mac OS X v10.5 and 10.8 operating systems. The captured images will be saved in JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3), EXIF 2.3, RAW JPEG, DCF 2.0 and MPF format and the videos will be saved in AVCHD,MP4, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 formats. Shooting modes like Night Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight and Sports Action are loaded in this device for resulting the best shooting experience. The ISO sensitivity of this model rages from ISO 100 – ISO 16000 Equivalent and ranges according to the mode of shooting. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds and minimum is 30 seconds. This camera can be carried anywhere since it measures 128.6mm x 95.5mm x 77.7mm and weighs 492 grams.