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GENERAL
Model Sony SLT-A58 Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A55
Release Date 2013-11-27 2012-09-13 2010-08-24
Camera Type Compact SLR Compact SLR Compact SLR
Current Price $553.79 $999.99 $799.99
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

16

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5456 x 3632 4912 x 3264 4912 x 3264
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.2 x 15.4 m 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area
348mm2
366mm2
366mm2
Max ISO

16000

16000

12800

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Sony SLT-A58 Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A55
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 8 fps 12 fps 10 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing Yes (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps) (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00 m (@ ISO 100) 10.00 m (@ ISO 100) 10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/160s 1/160s 1/160s
Flash Modes n/a Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1,440k dots 1,440k dots 1,150k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.65 0.7 0.73
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Technology n/a Xtra Fine TFT drive with TruBlack technology n/a
Screen Size
2.7″
3″
3″
Resolution 460k dots 921k dots 921k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Sony SLT-A58 Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A55
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60p, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 29.97 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • H.264
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 492 g 618 g 500 g
Dimensions 129 x 95 x 78 mm 132 x 98 x 81 mm 124 x 92 x 85 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

690 Shots

550 Shots

380 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Sony SLT-A58 Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A55
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5× 1.5× 1.5×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 15 15 15
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $553.79 $999.99 $799.99