Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5 out of 5 by BombPin Best Buy
Worth more than I paid for, I Love this camera, all I have been doing since I bought it yesterday is taking pictures. When taking pictures with such clarity why not. Been capturing a lot of cute moments with my kid. Amazing video and picture quality and done quick too. Click of a button gives you two photo's the one you click and a pic also removing some things in background and focusing on the main stuff. Battery lasts a while and charges quickly. I am so confident in this camera I will not need studio pictures come Christmas.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by kochmaster Fantastic Camera and photos
This camera continues to blow me away. It delivers amazing results at a very affordable price. There is no substitute.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by scubaru Exceptional Camera!
I received this camera as a gift after much researching knowing this was the camera I wanted. The camera is flawless in performance, from the feel of it in your hands to the location of the buttons and other parts of the body. The image quality is amazing! I came from a Canon Powershow S3 with 6 MP and honestly didn't know a picture could look this good.
If you are looking to get into the DSLR game this a a great entry level camera. Once you put the camera into Manual (M) mode the camera really comes to life. Choosing focal points and various settings start to become more fluent and pictures come out better and better.
Attached is my first successful night shot which I honestly cannot believe came out as well as it did. This camera is a must buy!
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by CirkutBob Sweep Panoramas with Sony α58
I bought this camera primarily to use with the Sweep Panorama mode. The attached photo, which used the 18mm focal length, had sufficient resolution to print as a 8" X 48" panorama. This is quite remarkable for a camera in the price range of the α58. The maximum sweep angle is dependent on the focal length of the lens used. Sony recommends using the wider angle focal lengths and subject distances that are not too close to the camera. Using these guidelines, good quality results can be obtained with only a little practice.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by ImagesPhotography Balance and Useability
Switching from Canon to Sony equipment. Using this camera in the studio and as a backup for Landscapes. Balanced and works with a variety of Tamron lenses so versatility is a key here. Crisp, clear and full color range in all the pic. Little need for post production work on the pics.
May 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brye Trouble focusing in action photography
We shoot a lot of outdoor action photos -- primarily horse eventing. This camera takes great photos of non-moving objects, but we cannot seem to get clear, crisp action photos. The camera is supposed to detect the main image you want to focus on while shooting -- but oftentimes it will focus on the background or a pole or something else that is part of the action photo. When reviewing the image it looks good upon first glance, but as you zoom in, the faces and/or main subject are soft. Any advice on how to fix/improve this would be appreciated.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockness Best entry level DSLR out there
I'm not sure why this camera isn't the best selling entry level DSLR. This camera has excellent image quality. The unfortunate thing is the kit lens doesn't do it justice like most. I bought the Sony 16-50mm lens that comes with the A77 camera and the difference is outstanding. I had the chance recently to compare this camera to two Canons. The T3 and the T4i. The Sony was faster, easier to use, and took better pictures, especially in low light. Compare image quality and ease of use. See for yourself. Check reviews online that compare actual images between this and other cameras in it's class. Websites like Image Resourse is well respected.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatC One Great Camera!
I had owned a Sony Alpha 100 previously and loved what that camera could do. I just purchased a Sony A58, and wow, what a difference. This camera has so much more, can do so much more, it's just amazing what this newer generation of Sony cameras are about. I know this model is probably obsolete as far as features goes, but it is plenty for me. I am not a pro photographer, just love to take pics. So for that, it is just great. I'm sure in the hands of a pro, it would take on just about any kind of situation one wanted. Very happy with purchase. I'll always stick with Sony -- cannot go wrong.
July 20, 2014