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Sony A580 Review: A55 DSLR Alternative

The new Sony A580 DSLR was launched at the same time as the A55, and is certainly a great alternative to the smaller camera. Both are good at what they do, but offer different things; PhotographyBLOG says that the A580 is a more traditional DSLR, as it also comes with an optical viewfinder, as well as a tilt LCD display.

PhotographyBLOG has a detailed review of the new Sony A580, which offers 16.2-megapixel, 7fps burst shooting, 15-point phase-detection, 1080i HD recrding — so not Full HD then? There are also a number of other unique features, but the most important thing you need to know is its price – $800 for the body only and about $900 for it to include an 18-55mm zoom lens as well.

The camera is on the large side, so just remember before committing to purchase it, but you will be rewarded with some great shots — once you get the hang of the features that is. However, the review does point out a downside, the camera is “a little plasticly in hand.”

Looking on the Sony Style website, we can see that the A580 will ship on January 24, 2011. There is a choice of 5 lenses to choose from and two carrying cases — you just have to ask yourself how much you are willing to pay for an accessory?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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