Sony Alpha DSLR-A580L with 18-55mm lens reviews and prices: SLR camera

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+ This digital camera scores high on image quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 93 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580L with 18-55mm lens: 16.2 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A580L with 18-55mm lens

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norman, swadlicote Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
image excellent full of detail.live view excellent far better than some cameras costing hundreds of pounds more.autofocus quick to lock on to the subtect. excellent value for the money.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jul 2011

Bill, Houghton le Spring Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It is easy to use, has all the buttons in the right place so I don`t have to think about changing modes or operations. The images are brilliant, I haven`t tried the movie side out yet.
Bad points:
The lens that came with it is flimsy compared with the lens I have on my A100. The battery is the same power and size as the A100 but sony decided to put a groove in the back of the A580 battery which fits a bar inside the battery compartment meaning if I need another battery I have to buy one and can`t use the one from the A100, Bad Sony.!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2011

luc, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good lowlight results
quick focus in live view
Easy interface
Bad points:
Almost none:
No quick acces to Steady Shot On/Off
No Micro Adjust for Lenses
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Mar 2012

Stephen, Stockport Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
1st DSLR so its all good as far as I am concerned. The anti shake built in to the camera allows the use of non generic lenses which is a big plus in terms of future costs.
Bad points:
Manual a little obscure at times and print too small, an assumption that the user is familiar with the terms used is not helpful for beginners to DSLR.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2011

Russ, Crediton near Exeter Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
panorama feature built in

Good performance in some low light conditions
Bad points:
too many features hidden away, that are not obvious where they are.

camera gets too hot on longer movies
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2011

Michael, Worcestershire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
All Good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2011

DAVID, MACHYNLLETH Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good quality pictures, the camera has plenty of features
Bad points:
The manual is difficult to understand so I have not got the best out of it yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Sep 2011

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 4912x3264
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format Memory Stick PRO Duo
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 599
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 137x104x84
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 55
Bluetooth No

Also known as: Sony DSLR-A580 with 18-55mm Lens

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Manufacturer's Description

It’s all in the detail
The high-resolution CMOS sensor assures detail-packed pictures with excellent contrast and gorgeous colours. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images.

Incredible shooting reactions
Capture fast-moving action or the changing expression of a portrait subject with a continuous burst of images. Speed Priority mode shoots at a lightning-fast 7 frames per second.

Look closely: you’ve never seen anything like it
Don’t miss those vital details. The Xtra Fine LCD screen gives you an incredible view of all your shots, with superb colour reproduction and contrast. It’s ideal for checking correct focus and exposure when you’re reviewing pictures after shooting.

Great pictures from any angle
The LCD screen tilts up or down for comfortable viewing in different shooting positions. It’s really useful if you’re not holding the camera close to your eye: for example of you’re shooting above a crowd or crouching down for an interesting viewpoint.

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