Consolidating Sony’s entry-level SLT line-up, the Alpha 58 replaces both the Alpha 37 and Alpha 57. Phil Hall finds out how successful the merger has been. Read the Sony Alpha 58 review...

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Sony Alpha 58 review

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£430.00
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Sony Alpha 58 review – Dynamic range

When shooting JPEGs, I would recommend activating the Alpha 58’s DRO feature to lift shadows for a more balanced exposure in scenes with high contrast. Thanks to the camera’s solid metering performance, blown highlights don’t tend to feature in balanced conditions, while those shooting raw are able to recover any that do in harsher lighting conditions using raw-conversion software. It is a similar story when shadow detail needs to be recovered.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 58 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 58 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 58 review - Metering
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 58 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 58 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 58 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 58 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 58 review - LCD, viewfinder and video
  9. 9. Sony Alpha 58 review - Our verdict
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