• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Sony A58 over Canon T5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More cross-type AF points
    3 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More AF points
    15 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Less shutter lag
    0.126 vs 0.308 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Canon T5 over Sony A58

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.50 vs 1.90 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    9 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.8 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    6 vs 2 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

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Review Excerpt

  • Improved 20.1-megapixel resolution; Impressive image quality, especially for its price; Fast and decisive autofocus (in most conditions); Very good battery life; Good video quality (Full HD 1080p, though it doesn't support 60p frame rate).

  • Plastic lens mount; Slower burst mode speeds and shallower buffer than A57; LCD no longer fully articulating; Mediocre kit lens; Electronic instead of an optical viewfinder may be a turnoff for some.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A58
Nikon D5200
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Nikon D5200
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon T5i

Sony A58
Canon T5i
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-500

Sony A58
Pentax K-500
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 60p
Canon T5
Pentax K-500
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • $514
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3300

Sony A58
Nikon D3300
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Nikon D3300
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Sony A58
Pentax K-S1
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 60p
Canon T5
Pentax K-S1
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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