• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

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Advantages

Sony A58 over Canon T5i

  • 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.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More AF points
    15 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Less shutter lag
    0.126 vs 0.264 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

Canon T5i over Sony A58

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.70 vs 1.90 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.0 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    9 vs 2 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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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.

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes; Improved kit lens; Even more affordable.

  • Little-changed from the earlier T4i; Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

The Competition

Compared to Canon T4i

Sony A58
Canon T4i
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $661
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5i
Canon T4i
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • $661
  • APS-C
  • Kit lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A58
Nikon D5200
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon T5i
Nikon D5200
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $564
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-50

Sony A58
Pentax K-50
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $365
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 60p
Canon T5i
Pentax K-50
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $365
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Pentax K-500

Sony A58
Pentax K-500
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 60p
Canon T5i
Pentax K-500
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $499
  • 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 T5i
Nikon D3300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
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