SLT-A58K
Sony α58 Camera and 18-55mm Lens
Introducing the clever DSLR that makes taking incredible
pictures a snap. Become a better photographer
instantly, with 20.1MP clarity and lock-on focusing
for ultra-sharp action shots. It’s versatile, too. Frame
your subjects in real time with your eye on the OLED
viewfinder (even while shooting video) or the live-view
LCD. It’s serious photographic bang for the buck.
Key Features
20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor with 5 FPS continuous shooting
Every scene is captured beautifully, from corner to corner, with fine details and
rich tonal gradations thanks to Sony’s proprietary Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor.
Its large size delivers high sensitivity, attractive defocusing effects, and low noise
in wide-ranging shooting situations including dimly lit environments. Impressive
20.1-effective-megapixel resolution also brings every detail to life.
Translucent Mirror Technology™ accelerates AF performance
Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology™ simultaneously directs light to the image
sensor and AF sensor on a continuous basis to realize full-time live view shooting
and accelerated full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing even
during HD movie shooting. It’s the cornerstone of Sony interchangeable-lens
camera technology.
1080/60i/24p Full AVCHD™ or 1080/30p MP4 movies4
Create movies of amazing clarity at Full HD resolution with full-time continuous
phase-detection AF, the same swift, accurate focusing used during still
photography. Movies can be recorded at 60i for super smooth playback or 24p
for a rich cinematic look. You can also use P/A/S/M exposure modes to expand
your movie making creativity.4
Lock-on AF for even easier focusing of moving subjects
Now it’s easier than ever to keep moving subjects in focus. Using Sony
Translucent Mirror Technology and subject size detection, the new Lock-on AF
continuously adjusts target frame size based on various subject characteristics
and dramatically increases the in-focus rate. Even if your subject’s face cannot
be detected, it ensures smooth, stable focusing using the optimal AF point —
without having to search.
High Contrast SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
The OLED viewfinder makes it easy to shoot stills and movies in almost any
lighting condition and allows for live-view shooting thanks to Translucent Mirror
Technology™. The ultra-sharp, bright 1.44 million dot display provides 100% fieldof-view frame coverage that is perfect for accurately monitoring results as you
shoot.
Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
With a new Exmor™ sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction
technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the SLT-A58 easily offers a wide range
of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000. Even in dim lighting, you can shoot
beautiful photos with natural tonal gradations and low noise — without using a
flash. Auto ISO provides outstanding results in most lighting situations and you
can select settings manually to suit particular occasions. Excellent low-light
performance is made possible by cutting-edge features like the same areaspecific noise reduction as found on the α99.
Auto Object Framing intelligently fills the frame with your subject
Easily create studio quality portraits of still lifes, moving subjects and even macro
close-ups using the iAuto internal exposure intelligence found in the SLT-A58.
Simply photograph the subject and the Auto Portrait Framing feature will save
an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation.
Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with Rule
of Thirds, and Auto Object Framing provides enhanced images for beautifully
composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
SteadyShot INSIDE™image stabilization
Image stabilization reduces blur by compensating for camera shake. SteadyShot
INSIDE™ image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce
blur with every A-mount lens because it provides compensation equivalent to
approximately 2 to 4.5 additional steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand
held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths.
Advanced 15-point AF system with 3 Cross-sensors
To maximize the value of Translucent Mirror Technology, Sony incorporates Phase
Detection AF of great sophistication. Three cross-type sensors to maximize focus
precision.
Large 2.7” Tilt-able, 460K dot Clear Photo LCD screen
Tilt it up or down to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be
hit-or-miss. Fold it flush to the camera with the LCD exposed for shooting or
protected for travel.
Auto HDR built into camera
Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and
more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot,
the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third
for one incredible shot. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still
subjects.)
Picture Effects
Ordinary scenes become extraordinary photos and movies with Picture Effects.
Choose from 11 modes and 15 effects that significantly increase visual impact by
adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced processing techniques.
Multi-frame NR
Experience incredible low-light shooting without a flash. The camera captures
six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a
single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO
sensitivity. Sensitivity selectable up to ISO 25600. (Recommended for still subjects.)
Hand-held Twilight
Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of
traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera captures six
images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data with separate algorithms
for still and moving parts of the picture reduces blur, minimizes noise and enables
extraordinary detail.
Specifications
Camera
Lens Compatibility
Sony A-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses3
Lens Mount
Sony A-mount
Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor
BIONZ™ image processor
Anti Dust
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration
mechanism
Pixel Gross
Approx. 20.4M pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx. 20.1M pixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor
1.5x
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Recording
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with
TRILUMINOS™ Color
Still Image Mode
JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632
Still Image Size 16:9
L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
Still Image Size 3:2
L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
Panorama Still Image Size
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Format
AVCHD Ver.2.0/ MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode
AVCHD:
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4:
HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps
VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Microphone/Speaker
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3
format), RAW & JPEG
Viewfinder
Type
1/2" SVGA EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (1,440k dots)"
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0m to +4.0m-1
Field of View
100%
LCD Display
LCD Type
2.7” TFT Clear Photo LCD (460,800 pixels)
Angle Adjustment
Tilt angle: Up approx. 135 degrees, downward approx. 55 degrees
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage
100%
Live View
Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Real-time image adjustment display
Yes(On/Off)
Histogram
Yes(On/Off)
Peaking
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display
Yes (Rule of thirds, Diagonal, 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization
Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus Control
Focus System
TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points
15 points (3 points cross type)
AF Modes
Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Direct
Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (Auto,15 points)/ Zone/Spot/Local selectable
Focus Sensitivity
EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features
Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
AF Illuminator
Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 21' (1m-7m)
Exposure System
Metering
Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity
-2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings
iAUTO, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Picture Effect,
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture
priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s)
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View,
Handheld Twilight
Picture Effect(s)
11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial
Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus,
HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
D-Range Optimizer
Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Auto Exposure Lock
Yes (AE Lock button)
Color Temperature
2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), AWB
micro adjustment
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to
+3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Exposure Bracketing
Cont./Single, w/ 1/3 EV,1/2 EV,2/3 EV,2.0EV,3.0 EV incmnts,3/5 frames
(2.0EV,3.0EV:only 3 frs) sel
ISO
Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
Noise Reduction
Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High
ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
White Balance Mode
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white, Cool
white, Day white, Daylight) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter,
Custom
Drive System
Burst Buffer
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Fine: 16 frames, Standard: 19 frames
Continuous shooting9: Fine: 7 frames, Standard: 8 frames, RAW & JPEG: 5 frames,
RAW: 6 frames
Continuous Shooting Speed
Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: Maximum 8 frames per second (5 MP)
Hi: Maximum 5 frames per second, Lo: Maximum 2.5 frames per second
Drive Mode
Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay
selectable),
Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance)
Self-timer
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/30 in
AUTO mode
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash
Flash Compensation
±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Coverage
Field of view coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec.
Flash Bracketing
0.3/0.5/0.7/2.0/3.0EV steps, 3 frames(2.0/3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Metering System
ADI flash/ Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off
selectable for Auto flash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number
10 (in meters at ISO100)
Convenience Features
Self Timer
Yes,10/2 second delay selectable
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes, On/ Off selectable
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes
View & Index
Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow
warning,
4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto
Review (10/5/2
sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder
selection (still),
Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Advanced Features
Advanced User Interface
Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly
function menu
Anti Motion Blur
6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step),
off)
Sweep Panorama
Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Face Detection
On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter™ technology
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Tracking Focus
Yes
Image Stabilization
For still images: SteadyShot INSIDE™ Image Sensor-Shift mechanism, For movies:
Electronic
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Yes (eight faces max)
Interface
Microphone Input
Yes (3.5mm Stereo minijack)
Remote Commander
Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Accessory Shoe
Yes (Multi Interface)
BRAVIA® Sync™
Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DC IN
Yes via AC-PW10AM (sold separately)
HD Output
HDMI® mini connector (Type D)
Memory Card Slot
Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™
media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD
Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Tripod Mount
Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
USB Port(s)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP/ Multi
(REMOTE)/ Micro USB Type B
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.)
Approx. 5-1/8 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/8 in (128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding
protrusions
Weight (Approx.)
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 4.2 oz. (573 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only)
Approx. 1 lb. 1.4 oz. (492g) (excluding lens, battery & media)
Power
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Battery Capacity
1600 mAh
Number of Still Images
Approx. 690 images with viewfinder, 700 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in View Finder
Operation)
Approx. 690 images with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Software
Operating System Compatibility
Service and Warranty Information
Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are
not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required
to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not
supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data
Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)
Limited Warranty Term
1 Year Parts & Labor
Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Kit Lens (SAL18552)
Battery Charger
Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM500H)
Eyepiece Cup
Shoulder Strap
Body Cap
Micro USB Cable
1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
2. In meters, IS0 100
3. Minolta Maxxum or Dynax lenses manufactured after 1985
4. Records in 29 minute segments
5. Play back AVCHD™ media on Blu-ray Disc™ players, PlayStation®3 systems or PC with supplied software. AVCHD media should not be used in standard DVD players because it may fail to eject disc or erase its contents without warning.
6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.