Sony's New High Performance Alpha DSLR A560 & A580 with 3D Sweep Panorama, Full HD

By Shekhar Sahu on

29 August, 2010  at 12:35 PM

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Sony's New High Performance DSLR A560, A580 with 3D sweep Panorama, Auto HDR coming soonSony's New High Performance Alpha DSLR A560 & A580 with 3D Sweep Panorama, Full HD

Sony's New High Performance HD DSLR A560, A580 with 3D sweep Panorama Unveiled image camera logo illustration


Recently Sony has launched world's smallest portable 3D Cameras. And now Sony is ready to launch 2 new high performance Digital SLR cameras A580(16MP) and A560(12MP) in Alpha line which can shoot upto 7fps and Full HD videos. These a DSLR cameras come with powerful processors, 2D/3D sweep panorama feature, Auto HDR and multi frame noise reduction and more.

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Processor



A580 and A560 both are powered by new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor processor and Sony BIONZ imaging processor. Now Sony's Quick Auto foucs (AF) Live View system can detect upto 15 faces keeping moving subjects in pin sharp focus.



Lenses


These DSLR A560 & A580 support full range of over 30 A-mount interchangeable lenses of Sony and Carl Zeiss. Now use them with your favorite lens.



Full HD videos

With High Resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor Sony's DSLR offer full High Definition video shooting with a choice of AVCHD 1080i (interlaced) or we friendly MP4 formats (MPEG-4).



Image Composition

Since Both DSLR A560 and A580 feature 3D sweep panorama. You can create great looking wide 3D panoramas easily. The Refined auto HDR feature creates a single image from multiple shots enhancing highlights and shadow details, and reducing the noise levels.



Memory

Sony's DSLR A560 & 580 support a wide range of media including Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HD Duo, SDHC, SDXC formats.

Sony's New High Performance HD DSLR A560, A580 with 3D sweep Panorama Unveiled image camera logo illustration
Sony's New High Performance HD DSLR A560, A580 with 3D sweep Panorama Unveiled image


More Sony DSLR-A560 & A580 Specification


TypeInterchangeable Lens Digital Camera with built-in flash
Lens CompatibilitySony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
Image SensorA580
Exmor APS HD CMOS 16.2 effective megapixels
A560
Exmor APS HD CMOS 14.2 effective megapixels
ProcessorBIONZ image processor
ISO Sensitivity RangeISO 100 - 12800 (Extended: ISO 25600 in Multi-Frame NR Mode)
Image FormatsJPEG , RAW, RAW + JPEG
HDMI Connector and BRAVIA SyncHDMI mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
Image Size: 3:2 (pixels)A580
L size:  4912x3264 (16M)
M size:  3568x2368 (8.4M)
S size:  2448x1624 (4M)
A560
L size:  4592x3056 (14M)
M size:  3344x2224 (7.4M)
S size:  2288x1520 (3.5M)
HD Movie RecordingAVCHD: 1920 x 1080i (16:9) (59.94i recording, 29.97 fps image sensor output / Average bit rate 17 Mbps)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (16:9) (29.97 fps / Average bit rate 12 Mbps) / 640 x 480 (4:3) (29.97 fps / Average bit rate 3 Mbps)
Max record time: Without SteadyShot Inside 29 minutes, with SteadyShot Inside 14minutes on the α580 and 24 minutes on the α560
at a room temperature
ViewfinderFixed eye-level, penta-Dach-mirror type Optical Viewfinder
Approx. 95% coverage, 0.8x magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity)
LCD7.5cm (3”) TFT (Xtra Fine LCD) with 921k dot resolution; 2-way tilting mechanism
Live View SystemQuick AF Live View (pentamirror tilt system) 
Focus Check Live ViewFocus system TTL phase detection system / Contrast AF selectable
Display Real-time image adjustment display (reflects exposure compensation, white balance, Sunset / B&W of Creative Style )
SteadyShot INSIDEYES
Anti-dust SystemCoating on low pass filter, plus image-sensor shift
Focus ModesAF/MF selectable
AF modes: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF
Autofocus SystemTTL 15-point phase detection AF system with 3 cross sensors (11-point with optical viewfinder)
Exposure ModesProgrammed AE (AUTO, AUTO - Flash Off, P), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene selection
Exposure Metering System(Live View): 1200-zone evaluative
(Viewfinder): 40-segment honeycomb pattern
Exposure Metering ModesMulti-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
Scene SelectionPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night portrait/Night view, Hand-held Twilight
Creative Style SettingsStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Sweep PanoramaYES (2D and 3D)
Auto HDRYES (available in P/A/S/M modes)
Shutter Speed1/4000-30sec, Bulb
Exposure Bracketing3 continuous exposures, in 0.3 or 0.7 EV steps
White Balance SettingsAuto / 6 presets / Colour Temperature/Colour Filter /  Custom WB
Continuous Advance ShootingUp to 7 fps in Speed Priority mode (AF/AE fixed at first frame)
Up to 5 fps with optical viewfinder
Up to 3 fps in Quick AF Live View mode
Approx. no. of ShotsApprox. 1050 images with optical viewfinder, approx. 560 images in live view mode (CIPA standard)
Built-in FlashAuto pop-up, GN 12 at ISO 100, FOV coverage up to 18mm
Flash ModesFlash-off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear Sync., Wireless, Hi-speed sync.
MediaMemoryStick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 137 x 104 x 84mm (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 599g (excluding battery, media and accessories)



Price & Availability

Price information is not yet available, Since the alpha DSLRs range between $499 & $ 2600, These DSLRs might be expensive. But that doesn't matter to Photography Enthusiasts :). Both Sony's DSLRs will be available in October this year.




So friends, Did you like these DSLR cameras? What is your favorite Lens?

Shekhar Sahu

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10 comments for this post

An excellent camera... well written.

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

i always wanted to buy a digi slr.. this is an outstanding cam but costly..
good review!

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM  

Nice features :) but i cannot afford it.

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

@Kunal
glad that you like it.

@Priyanka
i too am longing for it. Hope you get one soon.

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

3d support, that's amazing. I want xD

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

@Peter J
Yeah it supports 3D, that's 3D with single lens system, known as sweep panorama. I hope you get it soon.

@Shabnam
This is the same for me too. But i dream of it. And it will come true :D

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

Now as this supports 3d it is costly. But other then that it is having nice features like wide photographs and also other features. As for the price issue, if your aren't having any serious work it would be better to have digicam.

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

@Akhilesh
Once you get a digi cam, you will seek for DSLRs because it's ultimate.

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

3d support, that's amazing. I want xD

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

i always wanted to buy a digi slr.. this is an outstanding cam but costly..
good review!

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

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