Sony α58: 20MP APS-C DSLT

By Andrew Hudson Published: February 25, 2013 Updated: July 12, 2016

By Andrew Hudson Published: February 25, 2013 Updated: July 12, 2016

Sony has announced a new entry-level 20MP (megapixel) DSLT (Digital Single Lens Translucent) camera. Replacing both the α57 and α37, the α58 boasts a new OLED electronic viewfinder, selective noise reduction, and people and object autofocus tracking. The camera is expected to ship in April 2013 for around $600 including an 18-55mm zoom lens.

“With Translucent Mirror technology for speedy shooting with fast, accurate autofocus, it’s the must-have choice for grabbing those once-in-a-lifetime picture opportunities. Even if you’re new to interchangeable lens photography, you’ll enjoy image quality that effortlessly exceeds your point-and-shoot compact camera, plus features you’d expect from a far higher-priced DSLR.”
— Sony press release, Feb. 25, 2013


  • 20.1MP Exmor HD APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Translucent Mirror Technology
  • SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1,440k-Dot EVF
  • 2.7" 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • 15-Point AF with 3 Cross-Type Sensors
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 or 24fps
  • 8fps Full Resolution Continuous Shooting
  • SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
  • ISO 100-16000 with Noise Reduction
  • Auto Object Framing and Auto HDR

“At the heart of the α58 is a brand new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with an extremely high resolution of (approx.) 20.1 effective megapixels. It’s teamed with an improved BIONZ image processing engine for exceptionally detailed, low-noise stills and Full HD video, plus an extra-wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16000.”
— Sony press release, Feb. 25, 2013


Sources: TechCrunch, Sony.

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