At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

Equipped with Quick AF Live View, the Sony α580 captures the fast action shots that other cameras miss. Take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama1 and see into the dark with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Preserve your memories with amazing Full HD 1080i movies.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 1050 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 16.2 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Auto Flash
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242816534
Manufacturer Part Number DSLRA580
Brand Name Sony
Product Name alpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

Equipped with Quick AF Live View, the Sony α580 captures the fast action shots that other cameras miss. Take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama1 and see into the dark with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Preserve your memories with amazing Full HD 1080i movies.

Product Model DSLR-A580
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4912 x 3264
Lens
Autofocus Points 15
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • alpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR Camera
  • Battery Charger (BC-VM10)
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
Features Face Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Live View
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body Only
Height 4.1"
Width 5.4"
Depth 3.3"
Weight (Approximate) 21.12 oz
Video
Video Formats MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type SLR
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Very Good
Color Very Good
Sharpness Very Good
Distortion Very Good
Video Quality Very Good
Video Sound Quality Good

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