Hey! You should know that this product has been discontinued. Here are our current recommended cameras in the Consumer dSLR category.
Sony Alpha A580
The A580 is a mid-range consumer dSLR with a handful of intriguing features, including 15-point autofocus, articulating LCD, and 1080p HD video. It was released alongside Sony’s headline-grabbing A55 SLT and may be the last conventional dSLR Sony produces. Although larger than the A55, the A580 has better handling and a true optical viewfinder. If you dislike the A55’s electronic viewfinder but like the Sony Alpha system, this is your next best option, and it even has some en vogue features like iSweep panorama, 3D panorama, and HDR.
- 16.7 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: Jan 15, 2011