Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A58 vs A6000

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 points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A58
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com and techradar.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A58 vs Alpha A6000

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

SLT A58
753 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A58
54 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A58
8 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A58
690 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

SLT A58
23.3 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

SLT A58
12.5 ev
Alpha A6000
13.1 ev

Features Key features of the SLT A58  vs Alpha A6000 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A58
20.1 MP
Alpha A6000
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A58
25,600 ISO
Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A58
0.65x

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

SLT A58
18.3 microns
Alpha A6000
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A58  vs
Alpha A6000 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20.1 MP 24 MP
Resolution 5176 x 3880 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 18.3 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 51,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 15 179
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1x 1.07x
Viewfinder size 0.65x 0.7x
Display type LCD OLED
Display resolution 1,440 k dots 1,440 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 8 fps 11 fps
Battery life 690 420
Continuous shooting
11 fps
8 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 22 ms

video

SLT A58  vs
Alpha A6000 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm Proprietary
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 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
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 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Thickness 78 mm 45 mm
Weight 492 g 285 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical
Sensor shift
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