With the focus on Sony’s SLT technology-wielding Alpha 33 and 55 cameras, have we all been passing over a perfectly capable DSLR? Sony offers up the Alpha 580 for your consideration
Evaluative metering produces pleasing results in a variety of situations
A 1,200-zone evaluative metering system can be found in all four new Sony models. The evaluative setting on the Alpha 580 does a good job in bright and contrasty light, and I found it limited the need to opt for spot metering.
Scenes with bright blue skies tended to be underexposed by 1⁄3EV, which is not a problem. Any situations that throw the metering can be addressed speedily by the handy placement and quick function of the exposure-compensation button.