Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A58 vs V1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com and techradar.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Sony SLT A58 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A58 vs Nikon 1 V1

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

SLT A58
753 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

SLT A58
2,400 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A58
326 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A58
54 ms
Nikon 1 V1
73 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A58
1,900 ms
Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A58
8 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Features Key features of the SLT A58  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A58
20.1 MP
Nikon 1 V1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A58
25,600 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

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

SLT A58
18.3 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A58  vs Nikon 1 V1 

8.0
6.0
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SLT A58

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A58  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.1 MP 10 MP
Resolution 5176 x 3880 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 18.3 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,400 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,400 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 15 135
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 129 x 95 x 78 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 78 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 492 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

video

SLT A58  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Phase detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 60 fps
Battery life 690 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Focus lag 326 ms 97 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 73 ms
Startup delay 1,900 ms 1,300 ms
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