The Sony Alpha a58 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses Kit
combines the capable a58 camera with two versatile zoom lenses. The contents of the kit provide a solid foundation for photographing in a wide variety of situations.
The a58 features a 20.1MP APS-C-sized Exmor HD APS CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 16000. Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology is utilized within the camera to provide continuous auto focusing capabilities as well as quick shooting performance, including the ability to shoot up to 5 fps at full resolution. The 15-point phase-detection AF system incorporates three cross-type sensors for refined focusing precision and a SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system is also incorporated within the camera's design to minimize the appearance of camera shake. For image monitoring, playback, and menu navigation, both an SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1,440k-dot EVF and a 2.7" 460.8k-dot Clear Photo LCD screen are available, with the LCD featuring a three-way tilting design to promote easier viewing from high and low angles.
Included with the camera body are two zoom lenses, which, together, cover a range of perspectives from wide-angle to telephoto. The DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm and features two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element within its construction to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. The DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 82.5-300mm, and also incorporates extra-low dispersion glass within its design in order to produce sharp, clear imagery. Additionally, both lenses feature a Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) to assure precise focusing.