First test shots posted for Sony A580!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, November 5, 2010 - 14:48 EDT)
We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Sony A580 digital SLR camera, straight from the lab!
Compared to its predecessor, the A550, the Alpha A580 increases resolution slightly from 14.2 to 16.2 megapixels and retains the A550's unusual secondary sensor that allows phase detection autofocusing during live view, but upgrades the autofocus system significantly. The Sony A580's AF system is based around a 15-point autofocus sensor, of which three are cross-type points. From the fifteen total points, eleven can be addressed directly, and four serve as assist points. In addition, the Sony A580 now allows contrast detect AF in its Focus Check live view mode. Also new to the Sony Alpha A580 is its high definition movie recording capability, at up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixel (Full HD) resolution, with stereo audio -- either from a built in microphone, or an external mic with 3.5mm jack. There's also a new Depth of Field Preview button just beneath the right side of the lens mount. There are lots of other new features and improvements, so read our Sony A580 Preview for more and visit the Sony A580 Samples page for all the test shots we've taken so far, including links to select RAW files. Stay tuned for more test shots in the coming days!