Hey! You should know that Alpha has released a newer version of this product: the Sony Alpha A580.
Sony Alpha A560
The A560 is a consumer-oriented dSLR with specs to put it in line with the rest of the pack. It's not as forward-thinking or intriguing as Sony's new translucent-mirror A55 and A33 models, and as such, won't get as much attention, but the specifications are pretty similar. The main differences that we can tell from the spec sheet are that it has an optical viewfinder (the A55 and A33 are EVF only) and that it's bigger and heavier (precisely because it has that optical viewfinder). On the whole, it looks like a perfectly capable hobbyist dSLR, though we really think that the A55 is the Sony to beat at this price point. Also, keep an eye out for the A580, due in early 2011, which bumps the megapixel count up to 16.7.
- 14.6 megapixels
- EXMOR CMOS sensor
- In-body optical image stabilization
- 3-inch articulating LCD
- 7fps burst shooting
- 15-point phase-detection autofocus
- ISO 100-12,800 (25,600 extended)
- 1080p HD video mode (AVCHD/Motion JPEG)
- JPEG + RAW formats
- Sony A-mount, Konica-Minolta AF-mount
- Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo media cards
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Release Date: Sep 20, 2010