Sony DSLR (DSLT) Camera A58 + 18-55 Lens + Case + SD Card for £197.96 @ Costco - HotUKDeals
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Sony DSLR (DSLT) Camera A58 + 18-55 Lens + Case + SD Card for £197.96 @ Costco

£197.96 @ costco
Just came back from Costco in Watford where I spotted the Sony A58 camera for £198. Not sure if it is available nationally, but a great deal for an entry level DSLR (DSLT). Not sure on the size of… Read More
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Just came back from Costco in Watford where I spotted the Sony A58 camera for £198. Not sure if it is available nationally, but a great deal for an entry level DSLR (DSLT).

Not sure on the size of the card or what type of case it is.
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#1
Picture proof

http://i62.tinypic.com/f5amwk.jpg

Edited By: Boogaboo on Jul 18, 2014 22:07
#2
In need of a good entry level DSLR but no Costco near me :(

Can someone recommend me an alternative please?...With a good price too!
Thank you!
#3
That's an amazing price for a very capable entry level DSLR (Well DSLT but whatever).

The only downside is Sony are a bit all over the place with their Alpha range but at this price I think most amateurs will love it. Heat added.

Just waiting for all the Nikon & Canon fanboys to jump all over this now
#4
hot
#5
i have the older lower spec a37 with the same lens, also got the 75-200 and combined they are excellent. doesnt give as good depth of field as a good prime lens, but a very good all rounder.
the sd card may not be up to the task of 1080p video, or the very high capture rate this camera is capable of, would have to be class10.
for anyone who doesnt know the difference, dslr is a digital single lens reflex camera which means a mirror moves as you take a shot allowing light to hit the sensor, dslt is a digital single lens translucent so instead of a mirror its a translucent window that doesnt have to move. allowing very fast shot taking, upto 8fps i believe.
excellent camera all told. just a shame most lenses for the alpha range are £100+ and some £500+
#6
So this is an SLT, using the A mount? An interesting concept, and it is clearly cheap to produce, but I am not sure how suitable it is in general.

I have the A3000, a CSC which uses the E mount, and I am very happy with it. Both are excellent value, but I hope that Sony will make some unique lenses for the E mount (so far the range is a bit limited).
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What? Hope this doesn't ruin my ebay auction! Selling A58 as I just bought Fuji X-E1 from one of the earlier deals!
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gadgetmann
That's an amazing price for a very capable entry level DSLR (Well DSLT but whatever).

The only downside is Sony are a bit all over the place with their Alpha range but at this price I think most amateurs will love it. Heat added.

Just waiting for all the Nikon & Canon fanboys to jump all over this now

Well i am a Nikon user, but the quality of the shots i have seen with these cameras is pretty darn good. Sony are making more advances in SLR tech than Nikon or Canon combined. for an amateur i don't think you can go wrong here.

Edited By: haritori on Jul 19, 2014 02:01
banned#9
good deal .. godd clearity hot added :)
#10
No Sony cameras on Costco website, that I can see.
#11
excellent deal but it is available elsewhere? lens not that good, should be sold and upgraded
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Jammy212
In need of a good entry level DSLR but no Costco near me :(

Can someone recommend me an alternative please?...With a good price too!
Thank you!

Canon 1100D with 18-55mm kit lens (refurb)- £175

You aren't going to find anything as cheap as the Sony first hand outside of other blue-moon deals, so to go sub-£200 you'll probably have to go refurb. The 1100D is great starter camera and Canon's return store are typically very good (my first DSLR was a 1100D body from their refurb eBay). On the Nikon side of things you cab probably find a D3100/3200 kit for the same price.
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Norman-B
No Sony cameras on Costco website, that I can see.


Not all store items are on the website and vice versa, not all website items available in store.
1 Like #14
There is one thing that makes Sony cameras great for amateur photographers - in camera stabilization. While Nikon and Canon stabilized lenses cost a fortune, you can put any (eve an old Olympus) lens and it will work, making your images a bit sharper when holding camera in your hands and using longer exposures. Makes a quite a great difference without spending anything extra (or even spending less).
#15
bought olympus brand .. awesome clarity:)
#16
this really does blow other entry level camera away. better sensor, more features, access to good cheap minolta lens, live view that actually works, the whole what you see if what you feature that comes with an evf.
#17
This is a decent enough entry level camera with some quirky effects features, put the pennies you save toward a Tamron/Sigma 70-300 and or a 50mm Sony (plastic fantastic) f/1.8 and you are away. I shoot with the a77 and love it,
#18
can you use minolta lenses on these?
#19
oos
#20
I have the A37 and, whilst I wouldn't think it worthwhile to upgrade (especially as I'm not a Costco member!), I can recommend a Sony Alpha camera as a first SLR/T.

My images don't seem to have suffered from the reduced light through the translucent vs a SLR. Bright and vibrant colours in natural light; outdoor daytime shots are gorgeous. The screen is a bit of a let-down (though this one has a slightly higher DPI and I think is OLED rather than LCD) but the EVF is gorgeous, in fact I use it to view photos! The intelligent auto mode in the alpha range is very, very good.

My only criticisms would be that the autofocus motor is clearly audible during video recordings (which is a shame, and apparently it's no different with the A58) and that the screen isn't fully articulated like the A57.

Otherwise I'm very happy with it and I'm sure other n00bs would be with this one.
#21
aj2001
can you use minolta lenses on these?

Yes, the A mount ones - check out dyxum website for a list of all a-mount lenses and reviews

plenty of minolta a mount lenses on ebay, look for example for the minolta 50mm 1.7 - good prime lens

just to add, don't buy MD or MC - they don't fit :)

Edited By: J9STL on Jul 19, 2014 13:22: added to
#22
ebayoni
oos
instore only, you checked all of them?
#23
I just made a trip to Costco Watford and there was no sign of this product. I looked in the Camera section and also asked a member of staff if maybe it was sold out? He told me that no labels/products had been removed from the Camera section today. May have been available yesterday but this looks to be out of stock now!
#24
rodman
ebayoni
oos
instore only, you checked all of them?

In the description above said Watford store , i was there and none available now .
#25
Usually when a price ends in 97p in Costco it means they are ending the line on that item and it is reduced to clear and they wont be reordering stock, I think this can also be store specific as well and it doesnt mean all Costco branches will be this price but I'm not sure. Best call your Costco store and enquire stock and price for item number "150799" before travelling. Hot deal for anyone who gets one. :)
#26
Not this price at Leicester Costco
#27
Where was this I had a look in Birmingham costco today they had no sony camera it is a very good deal for 20.1 mp camera.
#28
J9STL
aj2001
can you use minolta lenses on these?
Yes, the A mount ones - check out dyxum website for a list of all a-mount lenses and reviewsplenty of minolta a mount lenses on ebay, look for example for the minolta 50mm 1.7 - good prime lensjust to add, don't buy MD or MC - they don't fit :)
Agree, if it says "minolta" and "AF" on it, then it should work on this camera, but worth checking on Dyxum.

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