Sony A58

The Sony A58 is a compact digital SLR camera that uses Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology and that offers a smaller body size and high-speed shooting. This interchangeable lens camera is a part of the entry level range of Sony’s SLRs and it is designed to replace both the Sony A37 and Sony A57 models.

The Sony A58 comes with a new 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ image processor to produce detailed and clear low-noise photos. The A58 includes SteadyShot system, which moves the sensor to counter-act any camera shake. The Translucent Mirror Tehnology provides two means for image compositions, menu navigation and playback: a rear LCD monitor and an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The rear 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD monitor features a tilting design and it is able to turn 135° upward and 55° downward. The SVGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF provides 100% frame coverage and has a 1,440k-dot resolution.

The Sony A58 also can record 1920 x 1080 movies at either 60i/50i 24 Mbps, 60i/50i 17 Mbps, 25/24p in the AVCHD format or 1440 x 1080 at 30 fps in MPEG-4 format. Stereo sound is recorded during capture via built-in microphone.

Inttroduced with the Sony A58 is a new kit lens, the Sony DT f/3.5-5.6 18-55 mm SAM II (Smooth Autofocos Motor) that offers quick and quiet performance. This lens has two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-Low dispersion) glass element incorporated to reduce chromatic aberration and to produce sharper imagery.

The A58 SLT camera from Soy

Sony A58


Sony A58 specifications:

  • Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera
  • Lens: Sony A-mount lenses
  • Sensor: EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor; 23.2 x 15.4 mm (APS-C size); 20.1 effective MP
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 16000
  • Image stabilizer: Sensor-shift mechanism SteadyShot INSIDE
  • Viewfinder: electronic XtraFine, 100% field of view
  • LCD Display: 2.7″ TFT Clear Photo LCD with 460800 pixels; tiltable
  • Storage: Memory Stick PRO Duo/ Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; video format – AVCHD ver.2.0/MP4
  • Interface: microphone input minijack; USB 2.0 High-speed; HDMI mini connector (Type D)
The Display of the Sony A58

Sony A58


Sony A58 reviews:

The Sony A58 produces images of excellent quality. ISO 100 – 800 is noise free while ISO 1600 – 6400 produces more than acceptable results. The effective Dynamic Range Optimizer function extracts more detail from the shadow areas in an image, without introducing noise or other artifacts. More about Sony A58 performance you can read on website, that concludes:

The new Sony A58 offers most of its predecessor’s design, features and performance at an aggressive price-point, which can only be good news for us consumers. Look under the hood and you do find a few corners have been cut to keep the cost down, but all things considered, this is simply a very good interchangeable lens camera at a very attractive price.

Another Sony A58 review comes from website, that says:

We’ve been impressed by the detail, colour rendition and generally good exposures in the images the Sony a58 shoots. Watch out when you’re shooting in lower light, though, and remember to dial in some exposure compensation in certain situations and you’ll soon find you’re producing very pleasing images. As with any camera, spending some time getting to know its particular quirks will be rewarded well.

The Sony A58 has a large grip, complete with logical depression where you can rest your middle and ring fingers as well as a good selection of controls located around the body. More such details you can find on website.

The website also reviews the Sony A58 and concludes:

The Sony A58’s AF performance is good for a camera in this class, with speedy AF acquirement most of the time, only hunting in low-contrast situations.


The tiltable display of the Sony A58

Sony A58

The Sony A58 with additional lens

Sony A58

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58 controls


Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is a compact travel zoom digital camera that has a body that is easy to put in a pocket and that continues the tradition of Fuji to offer superior photo quality, intuitive use and advanced features.

The F900EXR comes with a 16 MP 1/2″ EXR CMOS II sensor that delivers high resolution images with notable low-light performances. This sensor in combination with the EXR Processor II image processor gives camera the ability to shooting up to 9fps, continuous shooting up to 11 fps, as well as a high sensitivity to ISO 12800. The image sensor of F900EXR also incorporates phase-detection pixels into its design to enable a quick and responsive Intelligent Hybrid AF System.

The FinePix F900EXR also features a 20x optical zoom that gives a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 25-500 mm. With a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.3 and with aspherical lens elements incorporated into the lens construction, this Fujinon lens reduces the appearance of chromatic aberration and color fringing throughout the zoom range. Also present is a CMOS-shift type image stabilization system that reduces the effects of camera shake.

The F900EXR can record Full HD movie up to 1920 x 1080p at 60fps with the continuous phase-detection AF available during recording. Images can be seen on a 3.0″ 920K-dot LCD monitor. This camera also has a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that allows for instant sharing of images directly to an iOS or Android mobile device.

The Fujifilm F900EXR is available in black, gold, champagne, red and indigo blue body colors.

The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR



Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2-inch EXR CMOS II; 16MP
  • Lens: Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens
  • File format: still – JPEG, RAW; movie – H.264 (MOV)
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with 100% coverage
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI Mini Connector
Fuji F900EXR with Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens

FinePix F900EXR


Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR reviews:

More details about Fuji FinePix F900EXR as well as experts opinions about handling and image quality you can read on website.

Also, another short F900EXR review comes from website.


The Fuji F900EXR's buttons

Fuji F900EXR

The LCD monitor of F900EXR

Fuji F900EXR display

FinePix F900EXR with pop-up flash

FinePix F900EXR


Pentax WG-3

The Pentax WG-3 is a ruggedized point-and-shoot compact digital camera that was designed for use un extreme outdoor conditions. The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof to 46 feet, shockproof to 6.5 feet, coldproof to 14°F (-10°C), crushproof against up to 220 foot pounds of force and also it is dustproof.

This rugged camera has a backlit CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 16 MP and a primary color filter. This sensor, together with the imaging processor, provide a sensitivity range of ISO 125 to 6400. The WG-3’s sensor sits behind a 4x optical zoom lens, that has a wide, fast f/2.0 maximum aperture and an effective focal lengths of 4.5 – 18 mm (equivalent to 25-100 mm in 35mm format). The Pentax WG-3 utilizes two form of image stabilization to compensate the effect of camera shake: sensor-shift and digital.

Also present on this camera is a 3″, 460k-pixel 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD monitor that has an anti-reflective coating and that offers a 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. Videos are recorded in Full HD 1080p at 30 fps with h.264 compression. The optical zoom is available during recording.

Connectivity includes a NTSC/PAL composite video output port, an USB 2.0 High Speed and a Type-D Micro HDMI port. Files are stored on Secure Digital cards, including SDHC and SDXC types.

The Pentax WG-3 is available in black, orange, green or white and comes with a carabiner strap and a macro stand included in the box.

The WG-3 from Pentax rugged camera



Pentax WG-3 key features:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ Backlite CMOS; 16 mp
  • Lens: 4x optical zoom lens with 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Digital zoom: 7.2x
  • Aperture: F2.0-4.9
  • Monitor: 3″ widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating on cover; 460,000 dots
  • Storage media: Internal Memory (70MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; HDMI (Micro, Type-D)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 125 – 6400
  • File formats: still – JPEG; Movie – MP4 (AVC h.264); Sound – WAV
The LCD TFT display of Pentax WG-3

WG-3 display


Pentax WG-3 reviews:

You can read about design, features and performances of this camera on Pentax WG-3 review from website.

Other interesting things about WG-3 you can read on website, a place where you can see also a lot of sample images.


Pentax WG-3 with carabiner strap

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3 white

Pentax WG-3 white

WG-3 from Pentax

Pentax WG-3 with carabiner strap



WG-3 green

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3 shockproof camera

WG-3 orange


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