The Sony SLT-A58 / Minolta Alpha 58 featured a crop sensor called: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS and put out 20.1 Megapixel images. This camera was able to produce steady shots, due to the Minolta developed Anti-Shake system. An in-camera solution, providing this benefit to all lenses. Minolta thought a little smarter than Canon. With a Canon camera you have to buy a lens that provides anti-shake, and then a lens has to be calibrated to each camera, not so from the mind of Minolta. The higher and higher resolution specifications of the sensor were a big deal at that time. It was a great starter kit for digital photographers.
It cannot be officially called a DSLR camera, because it had a transluscent mirror that just sits there in the same position. This is referred to as a DSLT – Digital Single Lens Transluscent Mirror Camera.
- Recording Format AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
- Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
- Flash Sync Speed 1/160 sec.