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
Street Price: £260
Street Price: £270
Sensor: 20.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
LCD: 2.7in, 461k-dot tilting TFT LCD
Other: Full HD video capture @ 50i/24p, BIONZ image processor; 8fps; 15-point AF
Sony A5000 vs Sony A58 – Comparison
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.
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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