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Sony intros latest mid-range DSLR pair

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Sony has taken the wraps off a fresh pair of Alpha digital SLR cameras, these ones with a 1080p video capture capability.

The A580 and the A560 incorporate, respectively, 16Mp and 14Mp new-generation APS sensors linked to the latest Sony image processor chip.

Sony Alpha A580

Other features are common to both cameras: 12,800 maximum ISO - 25,600 in multi-frame mode - 15-point phase-detection autofocus system; moveable 3in, 921,000-dot LCD; built-in HDMI connector; 1080p recording in MP4 format, 1080i with AVCHD; 7f/s continuous shooting; SDHC and SDXC memory card support; and all the customary DSLR facilities.

Sony Alpha A580

You can get a full spec for the A560 here, and for the A580 here.

Sony Alpha A580

Sony had nothing to say about the pricing of the A560 and A580, but the latter will go on sale in October. The A560 is listed as not shipping until March 2011. ®

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