Although the Sony A58 and A5000 might appear quite different, they do in fact share a host of core functionality and are also currently closely matched on price. Find out which to opt for in our Sony A5000 vs Sony A58 head to head.

Sony A5000 vs Sony A58 – Key Specs

Sony A5000

Street Price: £260

Sony A5000 product shot 18Sensor: 20.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
LCD: 3in, 461k-dot tilting TFT LCD
Viewfinder: No
Other: Full HD video capture @ 60i/24p; BIONZ X image processor; 3.5fps; 25-point AF; Wi-fi and NFC connectivity

 

Sony A58

Street Price: £270

Sony A58 product shot 12

Sensor: 20.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
LCD: 2.7in, 461k-dot tilting TFT LCD
Viewfinder: Yes
Other: Full HD video capture @ 50i/24p, BIONZ image processor; 8fps; 15-point AF

 

Sony A5000 vs Sony A58 – Comparison

If you’re after a well specified camera with interchangeable lens compatibility on a tight budget, you may well consider either the Sony A5000 or the A58.

The two appear quite different in terms of design, with the A5000 falling in to the manufacturer’s standard CSC category as opposed to the ‘SLT’ A58. Both models do, however, share the same a 20.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor.

Outside of that, however, there are a certain amount of differences. While both screens feature the same 461k-dot resolution and tilting functionality, the 3in LCD on the A5000 betters the 2.7in version on the A58. The A58 does, however, feature the added bonus of a viewfinder to accompany the LCD screen.

Despite featuring a slightly poorer AF set-up (15-point to 25-point), the A58 makes up for this by offering a maximum continuous shooting rate of 8fps, opposed to the 3.5fps offered by the A5000.

To counter that, the A5000 features both Wi-fi and NFC technology, connectivity absent on the A58.

As you can probably tell it’s difficult to separate the two, with each offering something different. The deciding factor then could be the size, with the A5000 being much smaller and around half the weight of the A58.  So if you’re looking for something compact, that might just be the deal-breaker.

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  • entoman

    Absolutely no contest. They can probably both produce equally good photos, but one looks and feels like a toy, and the other is a serious photographic tool. Do I really need to say which is which??