Sony SLT A58M: Featuring a 20MP Sensor, OIS and Bundled Lens Kit
Sony’s latest SLT camera, the A58M has been launched recently and boasts of some enviable attributes. This camera offers a lot in terms of low-light flexibility and here is how the A58M looks like in detail:
The SLT A58M features a 20MP image sensor. The CMOS sensor offers a maximum image resolution of 5456x3692 pixels and boasts of an extended ISO sensitivity range of 100-16000 besides the Auto mode. The upper limit can be extended up to 25600 with the boost turned on. The SLT A58M boasts of 9 white balance presets besides the solitary custom white balance mode. The major highlight has to be the Optical image stabilization based on the steady shot INSIDE technology. RAW format is supported as well by this SLR.
Focus and Optics
The SLT A58M boasts of several autofocus modes in Phase detect, Face Detection and many more. Besides these, this SLR also features the manual focus with 15 focus points to rely upon. The featured lens mount is the Sony/Minolta Alpha offering a crop limit of up to 1.5X.
In terms of photography, the SLT A58M boasts of shutter and aperture priority modes in addition to the built-in flash. This camera also features the manual exposure mode besides the flash range of 10.00m. External flash is also supported via wireless and Hot-Shoe. Burst shooting is also allowed at 5 frames per second. 3 metering modes are featured as well in addition to the WB bracketing.
The SLT A58M supports Full HD or 1080p movies. MPEG-4, H.264 and AVCHD are the supported formats besides the 50i Videography note. Mono speaker and the stereo microphone are also featured for an immersive experience.
The SLT A58M boasts of a fully articulated screen that measures 2.7 inches. In terms of resolution, the SLT A58M supports 460K dots sans touch screen support. The SVGA OLED viewfinder works in unison with the Live View mode besides supported 100 percent coverage. The electronic viewfinder offers 1440K in terms of screen resolution.
Connectivity and Storage
The SLT A58M comes loaded with several connectivity schemes like USB 2.0, meant for faster file transfers, mini type C HDMI port and Eye-Fi support. Optional remote access is also on offer. In terms of storage, the SLT A58M supports SD, SDHC and SDXC digital memory cards besides the memory stick and the Pro-HG Duo.
Build and Battery
The SLT A58M measures 129mmx95mmx78mm in terms of dimensions. This SLR weighs 492g as well. Powering the same is a rechargeable NP-FM500H battery pack, supporting up to 690 shots on a single charge.
The SLT A58M comes bundled with the 18-135mm lens kit that features an aperture of F/3.5-5.6 IS. Dedicated zooming range is offered in addition to the 35mm equivalent focal length. This lens kit also features dedicated image stabilization. The 18-135mm kit is compatible with 67mm filters, offering better image quality and resolution. In terms of build, this kit is made up of 16 elements, evenly segregated into 12 groups.