The Sony a580 houses a 16.2MP APS-C size CMOS sensor with Sony BIONZ image processor for superb resolution with Live View auto focus that really is comparable to traditional focusing through an optical viewfinder. It also utilizes a 15-point auto focus sensor, in-camera SteadyShot image stabilization which allows all lenses mounted to be stabilized, up to 7 fps shooting speed, sensitivity up to 12800 ISO (not necessarily usable), advanced anti-dust technology, and a high-resolution 3" tiltable LCD screen with 961,000 dots.
In addition, the a580 shoots Full HD 1920 × 1080/30p video. A multi-frame NR (Noise Reduction) mode captures 6 frames in a split second under low light conditions, combines the best data from all 6 and produces a photo with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity. An HDR function handles wide dynamic range scenes by combining the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one shot—automatically! A Sweep Panorama mode, a Smile Shutter function and a built-in flash also add to it’s “I Do It” list.