February 18th 2013 9:08 am

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Look under the hood and you do find a few corners have been cut to keep the cost down, but all things considered, this is simply a very good interchangeable lens camera at a very attractive price. quote


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PC Mag Aug 20, 2013

The Sony Alpha 58 (SLT-A58K) offers an upgraded OLED EVF and kit lens, but it isn't the top D-SLR in Sony's lineup.

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8.0
TechRadar May 16, 2013

Overall, Sony has produced a very good camera in the Alpha a58, and we're sure that anybody who buys one will be very pleased with its performance.

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9.0
The Phoblographer Jun 20, 2013

The a58 makes for a wonderful companion camera, or a great starting point if you’re just breaking into the DSLR realm. With an appealing design and intuitive layout (both the buttons and the menu system), it makes for a solid choice for anyone really.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine May 3, 2013

If you shoot with Sony lenses, and want to upgrade your body for better image quality then the Sony Alpha A58 is highly recommended.

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Photography Blog May 20, 2013

Look under the hood and you do find a few corners have been cut to keep the cost down, but all things considered, this is simply a very good interchangeable lens camera at a very attractive price.

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Engadget Feb 28, 2013

Moving along to the A58, this 20.1-megapixel APS-C SLT shooter feels like a solid entry-level option set to essentially update the 16.1-megapixel A57. As you'd expect, the camera is very similar in its overall profile, and comfortable to compose with, to boot.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 20, 2013

Sony continues to march out the megapixels: the latest update to its Single Lens Translucent (SLT) series, the Alpha A58, houses a brand new 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor at its core.

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Reviewed.com Cameras Mar 5, 2013

In our time with the A58, we came away with mixed impressions. On the one hand it’s a very competitive entry-level DSLR, with an attractive $599.99 kit price. ... On the other hand ... it debuts for $200 less than the A57 did, some of the most compelling features from the A57 have been cut.

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Popular Photography Mar 1, 2013

We took the new a58 equipped with the revamped version of their new 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM II kit zoom lens to the Natural History Museum in New York for some sample images. The lighting was a bit tricky at times, but for a $600 complete DSLR kit, it performed impressively.

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TechRadar Feb 20, 2013

Here in the Sony Alpha a58 we have another promising entry-level camera that should offer a lot of bang for your buck, and should certainly be considered alongside the offerings from the more traditional manufacturers.

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ePHOTOzine Feb 20, 2013

The Sony Alpha A58 has a plastic front lens mount, however, on closer inspection of this camera and the A57, the next ring in is also plastic, followed by a silver metal ring on both. Sony assured us that this shouldn't cause any issues in use.

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Expert Reviews Feb 26, 2013

In terms of look and feel there's little to report, with the new model is essentially identical to the outgoing A57 in terms of controls and layout. One difference is that Sony has responded to customer pressure and replaced the old proprietary hotshoe with a generic example.

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