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Sony A560 14.2 Megapixels DSLR Camera with DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens (Black) (OLD MODEL)

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  • 14.2 megapixels with Sony's Exmor HD APS sensor
  • 1080/60i Full HD movies2-the same as many networks
  • Image layering: Multi-Frame NR & Hand-held Twiligh
  • Up to 7 fps Speed Priority Burst Mode
  • Auto HDR captures more contrast than one exposure can

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: DSLRA560L
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 14.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.3 x 4.1 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B0048CFV6O
  • Item model number: DSLRA560L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,641 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 22, 2010

Product Description

Don't let life pass you buy. Get the fast action that other cameras miss thanks to Sony's Quick AF Live View. Take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama mode.1 See into the dark with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. And preserve your memories with amazing Full HD 1080i movies.

Customer Reviews

It's fast, easy to use and takes amazing photos.
ri
I mean honestly at this point anyone can be a photographer with this camera.
Stew
The a560 and its big brother the a580 are excellent cameras.
z

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Stew on April 12, 2011
Everyone seems to be paying the extra $150 and going for the a580. I didn't see enough reason to do so and I have no regrets. This camera is phenomenal and a great introductory camera with room to grow to intermediate. My girlfriend and I considered the 290/390 but we wanted something that we wouldn't feel would only last us a year or two because we would feel restricted as we learned photography more and more. The video is a great plus as well and the fact that it doesn't auto focus really isn't that big of a deal if you are a photographer 99% of the time and a videographer 1% of the time. It's there when you need it and manually focusing is actually fun believe it or not. If you are confused about whether to purchase this or the A33/A55 model just because of the AF, do yourself a favor and get the more superior camera in the photography department. With this camera I can walk around and take around 550 shots (in live mode) or 1000 (in viewfinder mode). Considering I like to get on my knees or take pictures of things that are hard to reach I use the swivel LCD A LOT and I've never had the camera die on me. Since it's an alpha you have access to some sweet Minolta lenses at a nice discount compared to Sony's overpriced products. It will never make sense to me how a lens can cost more than the camera it's used for but luckily with Minolta lenses you don't have to worry about that. The camera is sturdy, feels good to hold, the LCD is amazingly clear. WAY more clear than any other brand I have ever gotten a chance to use. The panoramic sweep mode is flipping awesome. I read how people "didn't get it 4 or 5 times." They must be either not reading the SIMPLE instructions (aka move left to right) or they are shaking the camera.Read more ›
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Serg on March 15, 2011
Pros:
- fast speed shooting - combines 7 shots in 1 in SCN - Hand Held Twilight ("stable night shot") mode - impressive. I have Sony HX1 which has 6 image burst with processing in 1 (it's a little faster than a560 though). And I never will buy another camera without this feature because with that you will avoid blurry pictures especially in night time. And you do not have to carry around a tripod.
- fast focusing, continuous AF - tracking of any object with release button is half pressed, when you point camera at object. Standard AF. The focusing is really fast in any time (day or night). Well at least with coming SAL 1855 Sony 18-55 mm lens. The same thing I liked about Pentax - fast focusing but it does not have a 7 in 1 burst and Sony Images much better than Pentax. I tried Canon Ti1-3, Nikon 3100 and none of them have the same fast focusing;
- auto HDR mode takes 3 pictures and combine them in one with best contrast and color;
- pretty true distinguished colors. I liked that very much. In this area A560 bits HX1;
- high ISO (12800) and low noise (3200-6400) allows you to take a picture in twilight or practically in a night time with ambient light (using auto HDR in P mode or Hand Held Twilight) with pretty decent quality, better than Pentax K-x for example;
- battery life is ok, and counts mostly not by number of taken pictures but by time when camera is on;
- video HD 1440x1080 in MP4 is pretty clear, with stable shot on and steady hands you may shoot decent video (I did). It's about 10 minutes with steady shot on, and about 24 minutes with steady shot off. If to compare with Sony-A580, the last one allows you to take only 14 minutes of video with steady shot off;
- view finder and live view mode is practical in sunny day.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ri on March 25, 2011
This is a really great camera. It's fast, easy to use and takes amazing photos.The camera is loaded with many features found only on more expensive products.
The price to value ratio is there in a big way. If I had it to do all over I WOULD BUY THIS CAMERA AGAIN
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Keith T. Horn on January 10, 2013
This will probably be my last Sony camera purchase. I owned an A350 for a number of years and not once had Sony updated the firmware on that camera. I now own an A560 and see the same lack of support for this camera as well. I've owned a Sony LCD TV for just over a year now and it has had over 10 updates. I owned a little Sony MP-3 player for a couple of years and that had over a dozen firmware updates. Rather than update their ALPHA cameras, Sony just wants you buy another one.
Keep in mind too that Sony supplies sensors to NIKON and NIKON not only produces better results in photo quality with these sensors but also provides better support their camera owners. Just food for thought before you start investing your hard earned dollars on Sony camera system.
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