• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A58 advantages 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 panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More dynamic range
    12.5 vs 11.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer battery life
    More info 700 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    3 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.31 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More AF points
    15 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.8 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Canon T5 advantages over Sony A58

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Very good image quality with great color accuracy; Lightweight and compact design; Great value for the money; Canon EF-S mount provides access to a vast array of lens options; Feature Guide and Creative Auto helps new users.

  • Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer; Without AF assist from flash low-light AF can struggle; Dynamic range and high ISO performance not as good as some competing models; No continuous AF in movie mode; Mono sound; No external mic jack.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3200

Sony A58
Nikon D3200
  • $443
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Nikon D3200
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Better color depth
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Sony A37

Sony A58
Sony A37
  • $443
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
Canon T5
Sony A37
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon SL1

Sony A58
Canon SL1
  • $443
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Canon SL1
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon D3300

Sony A58
Nikon D3300
  • $443
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5
Nikon D3300
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better color depth

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Sony A58
Pentax K-S1
  • $443
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $378
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T5
Pentax K-S1
  • $395
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $378
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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