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

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Sony Alpha 580

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Sony Alpha 580 review

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£699.99
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Autofocus

As mentioned, the Alpha 580 features a new 15-point AF system, with three cross-type points. This is the same system as that used in Sony’s SLT models and, as with those cameras, the AF has been improved.

There is the choice between contrast- or phase-detection AF in focus check live view. During continuous shooting and for moving subjects, the AF is most effective for objects centrally placed in the frame.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and Colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. LCD, Viewfinder and Video
  10. 10. Our Verdict
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