• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A58 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.8 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Sony A58

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon D5200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon T5i

Sony A58
Canon T5i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sigma sd Quattro
Canon T5i
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Newer
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D3300

Sony A58
Nikon D3300
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon D3300
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $438
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Sony A58
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sony A58
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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