At a glance
- Capture detail‐packed pictures with a 20.1MP sensor
- Compose shots with precision on the OLED Tru–FinderTM
- Built–in stabilisation ensures steady pictures with any lens
- Shoot from different angles and heights with a 6.7cm (2.7 inch) tilting LCD screen
- Easily lock–on and capture fast–moving subjects
Shoot fast, shoot true
For years you’ve promised yourself an interchangeable lens camera – and a tour of the Canadian Rockies seems like the perfect excuse.
Three weeks later, after the trip of a lifetime, you’re glad you chose the SLT–A58. With its 20.1MP sensor it captured Canada’s spectacular landscapes in exquisite detail. Colours were rich and lifelike too – it certainly did justice to the extraordinary turquoise of those glacial lakes.
In addition, because the OLED Tru–FinderTM viewfinder gave you accurate, live previews of every shot – including changes in exposure or colour settings – your end results were far more hit than miss. In fact your photography improved by the day.
The sheer speed of the SLT–A58 came in handy too – especially when you came across that family of black bears in the wild. You were able to shoot bursts of images at 8 frames per second while the camera’s built–in image stabilisation kept every shot smooth and steady – despite your heart racing with excitement. And lock–on autofocus kept the bears in focus even when you were zooming in and out, shooting Full HD video.
What’s more, taking pictures of wild animals turned out to be good preparation for your next big photographic assignment – your nephew’s 5th birthday party.
Soak up every detail
The more detail you can capture, the more your pictures will come to life. With a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16000, the Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor picks up on every little detail – even in low–light conditions. Combining approximately 20.1 megapixel effective resolution with the BIONZ image processing engine, it ensures crisp, sharp pictures every time you shoot.
What you see is what you shoot
With some viewfinders, shots don’t turn out quite as expected. But the new OLED Tru–FinderTM viewfinder gives you an accurate, live display of the shots you’re about to take, including any changes in exposure or colour. If you’re new to interchangeable lens photography it can really help you improve your skills, guiding you as you set up and shoot exactly the pictures you want.
Shoot steady shots with any lens
Say goodbye to blurry shots and get sharp, clear pictures every time with SteadyShot Inside. Whatever lens you use, a gyro–sensor within the camera body detects camera shakes and minimises it to reduce blurring. It lets you take close–up, macro shots without a tripod and makes it easier to take shake–free long distance shots. The result, great shots even at lower shutter speeds.
Tilt the LCD screen for tricky angles
Want to shoot from the hip and capture kids at their level? Or maybe it’s a high–up view of a skyscraper or crowded market which means you don’t have room for manoeuvre? Simply tilt the 6.7cm (2.7 inch) LCD screen so you can compose photos and movies with comfortable ease. Enjoy the creative freedom to explore different angles and viewpoints without crouching or twisting your neck to get the shot.
Lightning quick shooting
Fed up with missing the perfect shot by a millisecond? Whether it’s a cake–cutting bride and groom or a sweetly struck free–kick, a digital SLT camera with Translucent Mirror technology makes sure you capture the moment. From fast–moving sports to fast–changing facial expressions, capture the moment with a continuous burst of images. A high–performance 15–point autofocus system (with 3 cross sensors) lets you shoot at a rapid 8 frames per second so you can follow the action as it happens.
Film fluid Full HD movies
In the mood for movies instead of photos? With a DSLR camera, shooting video can be a challenge. For a start, the viewfinder is blacked out when you’re in video mode. Worse still, the autofocus system is disabled as soon as you release the shutter so moving subjects can quickly go out of focus. With an SLT camera, you have no such problems. Full–time continuous AF keeps subjects in sharp focus, even when they’re moving at speed and you’re zooming in and out (try filming wildlife – or family life – without it). And unlike a DSLR, you can watch the story unfold on the OLED Tru–FinderTM as you film.