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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Information and Samples
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Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Exposure System

  • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering (In Viewfinder mode: TTL shutter-open metering)
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : Live View Mode: 1 EV to 17 EV on all metering mode (ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens) Viewfinder Mode: 2 EV to 20 EV (4 EV to 20 EV on spot metering mode) (ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens)
  • Exposure Compensation : 2.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
  • Exposure Settings : Auto (AUTO), Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE
  • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
  • D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button)
  • Color Temperature : 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
  • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps)
  • ISO : Auto: 100 - 1600; Selectable: 100 - 12800; Multi Frame NR (up to ISO 25600)
  • Noise Reduction : Long exp. NR: (On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.) High ISO NR: (Auto/Weak) Multi Frame NR: (Auto/ISO100-25600)
  • White Balance Mode : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom

Power

  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 1050 images with viewfinder, 560 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor

LCD Display

  • LCD Type : 3.0" TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels)
  • Angle Adjustment : Yes(Up/Down by 90 degrees (from the camera back))
  • Brightness Control : Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)/Sunny Weather
  • Coverage : 100%
  • Live View : Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Reflects: exposure compensation, white balance, creative style
  • Histogram : Yes (On/off)
  • Grid Display : Yes (On/off)
  • Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Software

  • Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 5.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.2 Image Data Lightbox SR 2.2
  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported,Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI)Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7; Mac OS X(v10.4-?10.6) (Image Data Converter & Image Data Lightbox only, PMB is not Mac compatible)

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer : JPEG Standard (45 shots) JPEG Fine (44 shots) RAW (22 shots) RAW+JPEG (20 shots)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (up to 5fps(OVF), up to 3fps (Live View)) Speed Priority (7fps)
  • Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
  • Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 seconds
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
  • Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Focus Control

  • Focus System : TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
  • Focus Points : 15 points (3 points cross type), 11 points in Viewfinder mode
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
  • Focus Area : Wide, Spot, Local (15 local areas selectable, 11 local areas in Viewfinder mode)
  • Focus Sensitivity : -1 EV to +18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator : Built-in flash, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)

Advanced Features

  • Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
  • Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Off/On, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step)
  • Sweep Panorama : Yes (2D/3D)
  • Face Detection : Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority (up to 8 faces detectable)
  • Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
  • Image Stabilization : SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti-Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and Image Sensor-Shift mechanism
  • Pixel Gross : Approx. 16.6 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 16.2 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount

Interface

  • Microphone Input : Yes
  • Accessory Shoe : Yes (Alpha)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
  • DVDirect : Yes, via USB
  • HD Output : HDMI (TypeC mini)
  • Memory Card Slot : Dual memory card slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
  • USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5-3/8 x 4-1/8 x 3-1/3” (137 x 104 x 84 mm) (W/H/D) excl grip & lens mount
  • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 24 oz (679g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 21.1 oz (599g) (w/battery & media)

Viewfinder

  • Type : Optical Viewfinder
  • Diopter Adjustment : -2.5 to +1.0m-1
  • Field of View : 95%
  • Focusing Screen : Spherical Acute Matte Screen
  • Magnification : 0.80x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )

Camera

  • Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens
  • Lens Mount : Sony A-mount
  • Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Flash

  • Flash Compensation : +/-2EV in 0.3EV steps
  • Flash Coverage : 18mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
  • Flash Bracketing : 3 exposures in 0.3/0.7 EV steps
  • Flash Metering System : ADI, Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless
  • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number : 12 (in meters at ISO100)

Recording

  • Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : L: 4912 x 2760 (14M) M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M) S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 4912 x 3264 (16M) M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M) S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
  • Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode : AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace recording, 29.97 progressive image sensor output) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
  • Video Resolution : 1920x1080/60i (59.94i, 29.97p sensor output)
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format : Stereo Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone

In the Box

  • Rechargable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • USB Cable
  • SAL-1855 SAM lens, lens cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Battery Charger (BC-VM10)
  • Body Cap

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