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Details about  Sony α Alpha A580 16.2 MP Digital SLR BODY EXC+ Extras

Sony α Alpha A580 16.2 MP Digital SLR BODY EXC+ Extras
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Used
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Aug 13, 2012 06:23:06 PDT
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US $799.99
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190703057149
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Last updated on  Jul 26, 2012 00:39:57 PDT  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition:
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand:

Sony

Megapixels:

16.2 MP

Model:

A580

Screen Size:

3"

MPN:

DSLR-A580

Color:

Black

Type:

Digital SLR

UPC:

027242816527

Detailed item info

Product Information
Step up to new levels of DSLR refinement and performance. Enjoy all the freedom of Quick AF Live View shooting plus speedy responses, generous creative options and extremely high quality, low noise Full HD video and still images.The high-resolution CMOS sensor assures detail-packed pictures with excellent contrast and gorgeous colors. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images!Capture fast-moving action or the changing expression of a portrait subject with a continuous burst of images. Speed priority mode shoots at a lightning-fast 7 frames per second.Don't miss those vital details. The LCD screen gives you an incredible view of all your shots, with superb color reproduction and contrast. It's ideal for checking correct focus and exposure when you're reviewing pictures after shooting.The LCD screen tilts up or down for comfortable viewing in different shooting positions. It's really useful if you're not holding the camera close to your eye: for example of you're shooting above a crowd or crouching down for an interesting viewpoint.

Product Features
  • Stunning Full HD video and still images
    Step up to new levels of DSLR refinement and performance. Enjoy all the freedom of Quick AF Live View shooting plus speedy responses, generous creative options and extremely high quality, low noise Full HD video and still images.
  • It's all in the detail
    The high-resolution CMOS sensor assures detail-packed pictures with excellent contrast and gorgeous colors. Exmor technology cuts noise while signals are converted to digital form. The result? Flawlessly beautiful images!
  • Incredible shooting reactions
    Capture fast-moving action or the changing expression of a portrait subject with a continuous burst of images. Speed priority mode shoots at a lightning-fast 7 frames per second.
  • Look closely: you've never seen anything like it
    Don't miss those vital details. The LCD screen gives you an incredible view of all your shots, with superb color reproduction and contrast. It's ideal for checking correct focus and exposure when you're reviewing pictures after shooting.
  • Great pictures from any angle
    The LCD screen tilts up or down for comfortable viewing in different shooting positions. It's really useful if you're not holding the camera close to your eye: for example of you're shooting above a crowd or crouching down for an interesting viewpoint.
  • 16.2 effective megapixels
    It features high-resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor for low-noise, ultra-responsive still image and HD video shooting, even in low light.
  • BIONZ processor with dual noise reduction
    Powerful image processing engine incorporates algorithms for very high quality, low noise images with rich tonal gradation.
  • High-speed continuous shooting
    You can capture fast-moving action in speed-priority continuous advance mode.
  • Full HD movie shooting
    You can record detail-packed Full HD videos in AVCHD 1080i or convenient MP4 format.
  • Advanced Quick AF Live View
    It features real-time high-resolution image display on LCD with fast, accurate phase-detection AF.
  • Focus check live view
    You can touch a button for full-resolution image preview on LCD screen direct from main image sensor to assist accurate focus confirmation.
  • 3" variable angle Xtra Fine LCD
    It features high resolution LCD with multi-layer anti-reflective coating for superb detail and contrast even if viewing outdoors.
  • Optical viewfinder
    It features bright optical viewfinder with 95% coverage for clear, comfortable framing: touch a button to preview depth of field.
  • Face detection
    It recognizes up to 8 faces in a scene, optimizing optimum exposure, white balance, flash and other settings for beautiful portraits.
  • Smile shutter
    It automatically fires shutter when subject smiles with an adjustable smile detection sensitivity.
  • Enhanced HDR auto
    It automatically merges three successive exposures to create a single image with an effective dynamic range even wider than film.


Product Identifiers
BrandSony
ModelA580
UPC027242816527, 609728163860

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution16.2 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.6 x 23.4mm
Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 2-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-12800, ISO 25600, ISO auto (200-1600)
Light Sensitivity Max25600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation, Wireless Off-Camera Control, flash exposure bracketing
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level penta-dach mirror
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x
Dioptric Correction Range-2.5 to +1

Dimensions
Depth3.3 in.
Height4.1 in.
Width5.4 in.
Weight21.12 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationFolding
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo

Connections
Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x microphone
Expansion Slot1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo, 1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVCHD, H.264
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

Resolution
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features1080i Full HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto HDR Mode, Auto Power Save, Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Exif Print Support, Eye-Start AF System, Highlight Point Display, Histogram Display, LCD Live View Mode, Orientation Detection, PRINT Image Matching, Quick AF Live View, RGB Primary Color Filter, Saturation Control, Shadow Point Display, Sharpness Control, Smile Capture, Sweep Panorama Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility
Face DetectionYes

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsHandheld twilight, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Night view, Portrait mode, Sports mode, Sunset
Special EffectsBlack & White, Landscape, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
Continuous Shooting Speed3 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 7 frames per second

This Sony A580 16.2 Megapixel digital SLR camera with a super bright OPTICAL VIEW FINDER is in near mint cosmetic condition. I can not see any visible signs of wear on the body. The camera is very clean inside and out. The CCD APS-C sensor is likewise, clean and does not have any bad spots. Incidentally, the camera is out of warranty and was purchased by me...  used, in April of this year,  from an excellent photo retailer in Texas. I would love to keep this... now exceedingly RARE Collector's item, however I already own the Sony full-frame A850 and also the new Sony RX100 digital cameras. The old story... you know... the wife says I don't need three cameras and so, one of them has to go! Since i would never part with the full-frame... and the RX100 is brand new... its obvious that the A580 APSC is the one to go. So that... folks, is the only reason why I am selling this baby, AND... after only 4 months of ownership and pretty much, just one 6 week trip down east to visit family in Toronto. 

NOTE  I am leaving for the Rockies for one week; starting this Sunday: returning Friday Aug. 3rd. I will attend to any email messages/queries immediately ON or right after my return, as noted. Thanks for your patience!

So, here is your chance to buy a piece of History: since Sony has announced that they will never build another OVF (Optical Viewfinder) APSC DSLR again. That makes the A580 the VERY LAST of a dying breed...no more OVFs from SONY!!!

So GO FOR IT... own a piece of photographic technological history... and in the meantime,  enjoy all the advantages that only a super bright OVF can offer; especially when shooting outdoors in full sun. (I tried BOTH the new A56 and the A77 SONY DSLRs; both EVFs...  and while really superb cameras indoors, they are just too darned dark for my liking (common complaints): and I've been spoiled all my life with owning pretty much all Optical Viewfinders. As such, that makes  DSLRs like my A580 here, a rarity... and increasingly so as time goes by. You will as a result of this growing rarity, seldom see these for sale on Ebay or Kijiji.... you just won't.
And this camera... in its extremely fine condition, having definitely had very light use and with the number of shutter actuations being well under 5,000  (which is very little considering SONYs life expectancy of the unit), makes this camera even more of a collector's camera. It's not just a great camera... but a great investment too. 
Like I said, I would love to keep it...  but heck, I'm a retired school teacher, living on a fixed pension and the sole bread winner here... not a banker! So something's gotta give and thats gonna have to be my A580 (sadly).
So let my loss, be your gain. These A580s will only appreciate in value with time. And Sony says they just aren't going to build any more. So friends, that's my story. Now you know.

Best wishes to the lucky buyer. P.S. I hope to add a few more detailed pics over the next few days
so please stay tuned. Any questions... please ask and I shall do my very best to answer them and as quickly as I can.

Whats included in the original SONY A580 orange box?
Sony A580 camera body
Original body cap
Original wide shoulder strap
Sony FM-500H rechargeable Li-ion battery
Sony BC-VM10 battery charger
USB connecting cable
Original Instruction Manual
Original Sony Alpha software CD

Oh, a couple more things! Those EXTRAS I mentioned.  Freebies! As an added value... I will throw in... THREE EXTRA items!
 
FIRST, Gary Friedman's fantastically detailed eBook CD entitled THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SONY'S ALPHA 560 AND 580 DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS AND THE ALPHA MOUNT SYSTEM...  a 496 page ebook...  chocked full of every great feature of this DSLR, and explained so well,  that you will be well on your way to becoming an authority on using this extraordinary camera and in hardly no time at all. Lots of super color photos and illustrations and well written in Gary's own, unique, witty and humorous style; a style thats made him a best seller in the photographic world. This is a $40 value and easily worth quadruple that, for the understanding and knowledge you will attain and master. This is a must have for every Sony user: I own Gary's ebooks for the A850/A900 and for the A700 and A77 as well; and yes, they really are THAT GOOD! I would never leave home without them... really. 

And SECOND, I will throw in one KINGSTON SD card adapter with one 32 GB SDHC (High Capacity) Class 6 Micro Card... NEW in its plastic caddy. 32 Gigabytes... thats alot of pictures... over 2000 there (on this camera): probably more than you'll ever need!

Finally, THIRD... a fitted GLASS Screen Protector... that offers the following features:
Protection from UV light; hardened glass offering 6 layers (protection layer, coating layer, transparent layer, color layer, mounting layer and clinging layer):  .5 mm optical glass with 95% light transmission to show the clear image of your LCD screen: a hardness rating of 8-9H; supports up to 4kg/m2; resists scratches, abrasion and shock. Far superior to those cheaper and inferior, stick-on plastic film coatings.

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