Sony Alpha A560 and A580 - the new mid-level SLRs

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

As expected, Sony has introduced a pair of mid-level digital SLR cameras - DSLR-A580 and DSLR-A560. New Sony Alpha A560 and A580 are really capable of shooting video Full HD 1920 x 1080 with high level of detail in the AVCHD format or convenient MP4.

Chambers received Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors, A580 - 16.2 megapixel resolution, and A560 - 14,2 Mn. Both support continuous shooting at speeds of up to 7 frames per second, the function of 3D Sweep Panorama, which allows you to create panoramic 3D images for viewing on-screen 3D TV. Use 15-point AF with phase detection - AF system with three cross-type sensors for fast and precise focusing. It is convenient for shooting through the viewfinder or in the mode Live View. Check the focus in the Live View mode allows one-touch view the image in full resolution on the LCD screen directly from the main matrix to verify proper focus.
 The sensitivity reaches ISO 12800, a system for noise reduction Multi-Frame - auto join 6 frames in high-speed burst shooting for a single frame with low noise at low light eq. ISO 25600. Improved automatic mode HDR automatically combines three consecutive frames to create a single wide dynamic range, wider than the film. Optical stabilization SteadyShot INSIDE allows you to capture images at a shutter speed 2,5-4 step above, works with interchangeable lenses from Sony or Konica Minolta-mount type A dual dust reduction system reduces the accumulation of dust on the matrix when changing lenses.

3.0-inch tilt LCD screen Xtra Fine high-resolution (921 thousand pixels) with multilayer anti-reflective coating shows the image clear and bright even when a street light. You can use a memory card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC. There is support for HDMI and USB 2.0. Camera dimensions are 137h104h84 and weight about 599 grams. A580 will be available and October this year, and A560 - at the beginning of the next.