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Sony A35 vs Sony A58

Portability
69
Imaging
57
Features
70
Overall
62
Sony SLT-A35 front
 
Sony SLT-A58 front
Portability
68
Imaging
63
Features
72
Overall
66

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Key Specs

Sony A35
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 415g - 124 x 92 x 85mm
  • Released September 2011
  • Older Model is Sony A33
  • Updated by Sony A37
Sony A58
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 16000 (Raise to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 492g - 129 x 95 x 78mm
  • Announced November 2013
  • Superseded the Sony A57
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Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Overview

Following is a extended review of the Sony A35 and Sony A58, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both of them are sold by Sony. The image resolution of the A35 (16MP) and the A58 (20MP) is fairly close and they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The A35 was released 3 years earlier than the A58 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple view of how the A35 scores against the A58 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A35 over the Sony A58

 A35 A58 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k460kSharper display (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A58 over the Sony A35

 A58 A35 
AnnouncedNovember 2013September 2011More modern by 26 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Common features in the Sony A35 and Sony A58

 A35 A58 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera, you will need to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony A35 enjoys outer measurements of 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 415 grams (0.91 lbs) and the Sony A58 has measurements of 129mm x 95mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 492 grams (1.08 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the A35 and the A58.

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the A35 and A58 is 69 and 68 respectively.

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 top view buttons comparison

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to visualise the difference in sensor sizes only by researching specs. The picture here will help offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the A35 and A58.

All in all, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Sony A58 to result in more detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged A35 will be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 sensor size comparison

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A35 Portrait photography information
Sony A58 Portrait photography information
74
manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
supports RAW formats
77
focusing manually
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony A35 Street photography factors
Sony A58 Street photography factors
71
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than competition (415 grams)
very good ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
78
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Sony A35
Sports photography with Sony A58
61
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames/s)
not so great battery pack (440 per charge)
81
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (20MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
good battery power (690 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony A35
Travel photography with Sony A58
59
lighter than competition (415g)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery pack (440 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
63
good battery power (690 per charge)
decent MP (20MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A35 Landscape photography details
Sony A58 Landscape photography details
69
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
not so great battery pack (440 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
70
focusing manually
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (690 per charge)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A35
Vlogging with Sony A58
36
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with external mic port
lighter than competition (415g)
does not contain selfie friendly display
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have mic jack
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Sony A35 vs Sony A58 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A35 and Sony A58
 Sony SLT-A35Sony SLT-A58
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model type Sony SLT-A35 Sony SLT-A58
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2011-09-20 2013-11-27
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.2 x 15.4mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 357.3mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4912 x 3264 5456 x 3632
Max native ISO 25600 16000
Max boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 15 15
Cross type focus points 3 3
Lens
Lens support Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.6
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 921k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,150k dot 1,440k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.65x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 6.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m 10.00 m (@ ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/160 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 29.97 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 415 grams (0.91 pounds) 492 grams (1.08 pounds)
Dimensions 124 x 92 x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3") 129 x 95 x 78mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 74 74
DXO Color Depth rating 23.3 23.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 12.5
DXO Low light rating 763 753
Other
Battery life 440 photographs 690 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FW50 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec 3 or 5 images) -
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $598 $645