Sony's Alpha DSLR-A580 Digital SLR (Body Only) is no shrinking violet of a camera: it stakes its claim as a first-rate DSLR right up front, with a large 16.2MP APS-C size CMOS sensor for superb resolution, fast Live View auto focus, 15-point auto focus sensor, SteadyShot image stabilization, Sony BIONZ image processor, up to 7 fps shooting speed, sensitivity up to 12800 ISO, advanced anti-dust technology, and a high-resolution 3" tiltable LCD screen with 961,000 dots.
Full HD 1920 x 1080/30p video is at your fingertips, as are 8 scene modes (Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight) and 6 creative style settings (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W). A multi-frame NR (Noise Reduction) mode captures 6 frames in a split second under low light conditions, combines the best data from all 6 and produces a beautiful photo with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. An HDR function handles wide dynamic range scenes by combining the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot--automatically! A Sweep Panorama mode, a Smile Shutter function and a built-in flash all sweeten the deal--a terrific affordable DSLR that you won't outgrow any time soon.