Sony A58 weighs 492 g (1.08 lb / 17.35 oz)
and has external dimensions of 129 x 95 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.74 x 3.07″)
. Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 773g, Sony A58 is a remarkably light camera for its class. With a thickness of 78mm, it has an average thickness for its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Sony A58 with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Sony A58, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Sony A58 size with the camera that it replaced: Sony A57 (Check A58 vs A57). Sony A58 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 3mm narrower, 3mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Sony A57.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Sony A58 with its main competitors:
Sony A58 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top DSLR Cameras with Weather Sealing page.