Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A58 vs SL1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A58
8.7
Rebel SL1
8.7
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A58
6.5
Rebel SL1
6.6
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A58
7.8
Rebel SL1
8.2
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A58
9.2
Rebel SL1
9.1
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com and techradar.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A58
8.6
Rebel SL1
8.6

Winner
Sony SLT A58 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony SLT A58  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A58 vs Rebel SL1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

SLT A58
753 ISO
Rebel SL1
843 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A58
326 ms
Rebel SL1
264 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A58
54 ms
Rebel SL1
76 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A58
1,900 ms
Rebel SL1
600 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A58
8 fps
Rebel SL1
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A58
690 photos
Rebel SL1
380 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A58  vs Rebel SL1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A58
20.1 MP
Rebel SL1
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A58
25,600 ISO
Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

SLT A58
2.7"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A58
0.65x
Rebel SL1
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

SLT A58
18.3 microns
Rebel SL1
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A58  vs Rebel SL1 

8.0
8.0
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SLT A58

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A58  vs
Rebel SL1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.1 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5176 x 3880 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.3 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2 14bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 9
Cross type focus points 3 1
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.65x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 4 fps
Battery life 690 380
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Focus lag 326 ms 264 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 76 ms
Startup delay 1,900 ms 600 ms

video

SLT A58  vs
Rebel SL1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 95 x 78 mm 117 x 91 x 69 mm
Thickness 78 mm 69 mm
Weight 492 g 407 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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