Sony Alpha A58 vs Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Sony Alpha A58
Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
161g lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a weight of 492g, but the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 653g digital camera (161g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

700.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A58 is 700.00, but the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 only takes 470.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

6 Reasons For
18% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Four more auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has 19.00 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A58 only has 15.00 auto focus points.
Shorter flash recharging time Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 3s flash recharging time digital camera. That's 1s shorter than the Sony Alpha A58 (3s).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, but the Sony Alpha A58 has an average rating of 89% (based on 80 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (24.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 15.00 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 15.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 only has 19.00 auto focus points.
Longer flash recharging time Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a flash recharging time of 4s, but the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 3s flash recharging time digital camera (1s shorter).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (921,600 pixels).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sony Alpha A58's average user score is 89%, however the Sony Alpha SLT-A77's is 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
161g heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 653g digital camera. That's 161g heavier than the Sony Alpha A58 (653g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Two hundred and thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a digital camera that takes 470.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 only takes 700.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Over two years older
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is older than the Sony Alpha A58 by three years.

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Best of Year
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 55 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 200 18 - 135
Lens Structure
15/13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony A
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
15 19
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
16,000 16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
4s 3s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 1024
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 1024
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.88x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Scene
 Auto
 Program
 Movie
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
492g
BEST
653g
Height
95.5mm 104mm
Depth
77.7mm 80.9mm
Width
128.6mm 142.6mm
Lens Weight
405g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
83.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
73.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
573g
BEST
732g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-FM500H NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
1,600mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots
BEST
470 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Picture Motion Browser 5.2; Image Data Converter SR 3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR 2.2
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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