Sony SLT A58 review: A good buy for a first advanced camera

Jun 14 2014, 15:09 IST
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The Soly SLT A58 has an MRP of Rs 45,990 The Soly SLT A58 has an MRP of Rs 45,990
SummarySLT-A58 is a good entry-level DSLR option, especially for those upgrading from a Sony compact.

change when you play with shutter speed or aperture.

What I liked the most, however, was the fast auto-focus capabilities. You can shift focus from a kite in the sky to the hand of the person flying it in milliseconds. And this is true even while you are shooting video. In fact, the continuous auto-focus while shooting video ensure a clear image all the time, but you will need something to lock the focus on. For instance, while trying to shoot a thunderstorm with AF, the camera was locking on to any light source.

The burst mode is really fast too,though it wonít go beyond 8 shots per second. There are also a lot of effects and scenes to play with like in point-and-shoot cameras, again something that might interest some amateurs.

Whatever mode you use, the A58 can throw up some stunners if you have the eye for photography. The 20.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor can give you the sort of images that can awe your friends and family. I used it with a 18-55 SAM II kit lens and was very happy with the results, especially the ones I shot indoors.

Verdict: The SLT-A58 is a good entry-level DSLR option, especially for those upgrading from a Sony compact. The A58 is slightly more expensive than other entry-level cameras, but gives you more bang for the buck in terms of video abilities. Definitely worth consideration if you are out looking for your first DSLR.

Price: Rs 45,990

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