The models of the 500-series stand out from other Sony amateur DSLRs for their rich functionality and are designed for experienced amateur photographers.
Date of announcement: August 2010
Mount: Sony A, Minolta Konica Minolta A
Sensor format: CMOS, 23.5 × 15.6 mm
Krop factor: 1.5
Image sensor size: 16.2 million., 4912×3264 pixels.
LCD display: 7.6 cm, 921 600 pixels., Live View mode
Autofocus: 15 points
Shutter speed range: 30-1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting: 7 fps
Sensitivity: 100-12,800 ISO
Flash: Built-in GN 12 , hot shoe, sync terminal, X-sync at 1/160 sec
Video: 1920×1080, 60 fps, AVCHD MP4 H.264/MPEG-4
Memory Cards: SD, SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo 2 slots
Power: Li-Ion NP-FM500H
Dimensions: 137×104×84 mm
Weight: 599 g
among other features, A580 can shoot high resolution movies and panoramas, and panoramas can be shot in 3D-mode, and then view them on the screen of 3D-TVs. Creating panoramas is easy. Just make a circular movement with the camera – and the camera automatically creates a panorama. Wide sensitivity range and effective noise reduction complemented by dynamic range optimizer. Also features Face Detection and Smile Detection: The shutter is released the moment you smile at the person in the frame. The tiltable and movable monitor is very useful for sharp perspectives and a variety of macro shots.