• Excellent image quality
  • Cool panoramic and noise reduction features
  • Very fast burst rate
  • Well-designed layout


  • No Program Shift feature
  • Many shooting features only support JPEG files
  • No autofocus while shooting video

At A Glance

If you want video capability, the A580 has it--but as with all SLRs, you should be aware of the limitations before you commit to this camera for its video functions. The Alpha A580 is, first and foremost, a great still camera.

Manufacturer’s Description

Equipped with Quick AF Live View, the Sony α580 captures the fast action shots that other cameras miss. Take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama1 and see into the dark with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Preserve your memories with amazing Full HD 1080i movies.