LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A560 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A560 has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.53x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Sony A560 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
A560 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Sony A560 features a Phase Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 15 focus points and 3 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Sony A560 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony A560, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,29.97 fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Sony A560 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
A560 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker. Sony A560 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect A560 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony A560 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 1050 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 881 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A560 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Sony A560 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony A560 is $649.95