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Sony SLT-A65 Digital Camera

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42 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Gold" award by What Digital Camera, DP Review and Hardwarezone.com.sg all of whom concluded that this SLR digital camera was terrific.

The editors of Photoreview.com.au and Maclife.com both concluded that this SLR digital camera was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Furthermore, this camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and it received a "Platinum" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com and Magnus.de gave it a "Buying Tip" award.

Pocket Lint gave this Sony camera a "Hot Product" award and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty-eight experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this camera on average 84 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed the Sony SLT-A65 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Asia.cnet.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A65 “Need the baddest digital SLR around? Even though we've long ago dispelled the megapixel myth, there are some photographers who abide by the mantra that bigger is better” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Its huge sensor gives you versati”. Maclife.com mentioned in their Sony SLT-A65 review “It has the same 24.3 million effective pixel sensor, making it the joint highest resolution APS-C format camera available”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review “Comes equipped with the excellent 24.3-million-pixel sensor found in the Alpha 77”.

A few customers said that the product had a good picture resolution. Pcmag.com wrote “The 24-megapixel Sony Alpha 65 is capable of shooting at a blazing fast 9 frames per second.” in their review of the Sony SLT-A65. Tipa.com wrote “The Sony Alpha SLT-65’s Translucent Mirror Technology enables 10 frames-per-second shooting at full resolution and Live View with phase detection focusing capability, available in all modes includ”.

One Sony SLT-A65 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their review of this digital camera “Combine this with good lowlight ca” .

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Good Technical Features

A few Sony SLT-A65 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com mentioned five years ago “It still offers a rich feature set that would appeal to most photographers”. Also five years ago expert website Techradar.com said “We feel the impressive stack of high-end features that this camera has to offer more than outweigh” in their Sony SLT-A65 review. Maclife.com scored the Sony SLT-A65 5 stars and wrote four years ago “It has a lot of features, yet it’s still easy to use” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who purchased it considered that it had a good viewfinder. Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint four years ago “The OLED viewfinder is fantastic (though not perfect” in their review of the Sony SLT-A65. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had an electronic viewfinder.

One Sony SLT-A65 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good screen. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A65 “While the features it includes such as panorama mode and a rotating LCD screen are impressive” .

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Reasonably Priced

Several Sony SLT-A65 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “Touted as a slightly pared-down, more affordable alternative to t”. Expert website Maclife.com wrote “The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts”. Pocket-Lint.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony SLT-A65 review on expert review site Pocket Lint “This also means the price takes a desirable tumble too as, for the £799 asking price”.

Good Product Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A65 was good quality. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “The image quality is excellent, delivering excellent deta”. Expert review site Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera “Its image quality is really good and we”.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its SLR digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Some Sony SLT-A65 owners who reviewed it said that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com said “Is held back by a kit lens that simply can't match the quality of the high-resolution image sensor”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Vibrant EVF and fast focusing”.

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Good Connectivity

A few people concluded that it had gps. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Sony SLT-A65 on expert review site Ephotozine “7fps shooting, you can get a 24.3 megapixel camera with 10fps shooting, built in anti-shake sensor, GPS and electronic level” and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Good Video Capture

One Sony SLT-A65 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good for video recording.

Nice Design

One Sony SLT-A65 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design. Imaging-Resource.com said on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “With an attractive, yet understated design, Sony's hidden some of its finest, most advanced imaging technology in the Alpha A65”.

3D Compatible

The Sony SLT-A65 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS

The SLT-A65 has a GPS. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A65 do not have a GPS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a GPS currently available including the D3200 (£192.99), the D5200 (£279.99), or the D5100 (£239.99) all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The SLT-A65 has one of the higher megapixel counts (24.3 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A65 have megapixel counts of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Pentax 645Z (£5,878.95) (51.4MP and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

The Sony SLT-A65 supports video recording, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A65.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS M.

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the SLT-A65 supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The SLT-A65 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX100.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (£299.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder amongst all SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst viewfinder across comparable types of digital camera is Electronic.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The SLT-A65 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution, whereas most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolutions of 3008 x 2000, 3872 x 2160, 4240 x 2832, 5536 x 2160, 7152 x 1080 and 8192 x 1856 and 12416 x 1856.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A65.

A 480 x 480 still image resolution is the worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Sony SLT-A65 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A65. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Big Eye Relief

At 27 millimeters, the Sony SLT-A65 has a very big eye relief compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A65. Across all the cameras of this age and type the eye relief range from 15mm to 27mm.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The SLT-A65 has a quite many total megapixel count (24.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the SLT-A65 range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The SLT-A65 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found photo effect is Neutral, but this photo effect is not found on this Sony camera. The photo effects Black&White and Vivid are also found on this digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the SLT-A65 the display resolutions range from 1 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the SLT-A65 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A65.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the SLT-A65 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A65.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the SLT-A65 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A65. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Sony SLT-A65 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the SLT-A65.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the SLT-A65 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO speed "16000" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A65 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SLT-A65. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Five Camera File Systems

The SLT-A65 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1", "Exif 2.3", "MPF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of digital cameras of this age and type is 1s, the longest is 5.5s, and the average flash recharging time is 3.2s. With a flash recharging time of only 3 seconds, the SLT-A65 has one of the shorter flash recharging times amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A65, the SLT-A65 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the D3200 (£192.99), the D5200 (£279.99), or the D750 (£1,049.99) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the SLT-A65 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The SLT-A65 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the SLT-A65 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A65. Across all the SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SLT-A65 the digital zooms range from 0.71x to 14x.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (£723.40) (4x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The SLT-A65 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the SLT-A65 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A65 have JPEG frame rates of between 3fps and 60fps.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony SLT-A65 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats AAC and AC3 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Only Ten Flash Guides

The Sony SLT-A65 is a ten flash guide camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SLT-A65 have between 5 and 23 flash guides.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

The SLT-A65 has a quite long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A65. The shortest flash sync-speed of cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A65 is 0.0031s, the longest is 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A65

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the SLT-A65 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony SLT-A65 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SLT-A65.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Df (£1,688.03) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 543 grams, the Sony SLT-A65 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 550D (530g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-6 (£647.43), or the Nikon D750 (£1,049.99).

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Specification

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12 Awards

hardwarezone.com.sg Gold maclife.com Editor's Choice buy-n-shoot.com Platinum Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product Les Numeriques.com 5 Star DP Review Gold Magnus.de Buying Tip Ephotozine Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award What Digital Camera Gold photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Sony's SLT-series D-SLR line-up is now a strong one and while there isn't quite the range of models offered by Canon and Nikon; the latest-generation A35, A57, A65 and A77 are all strong...

13 November 2012

The quality on the Sony A65 is it's essential drawing point. While the features it includes such as panorama mode and a rotating LCD screen are impressive, the overall standout feature is this...

Buy-n-shoot.com

3 August 2012

The Sony Alpha A65 offers very good features such as a blazing fast 10 frames-per-second burst rate, OLED electronic viewfinder, excellent video quality, variety of filters to play around with,...

1 June 2012

However we look at the matter, the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 does everything that the Alpha 77 does very well. Even if it costs less to have it...

10 April 2012

The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts. It has a lot of features, yet it?s still easy to use and produces great results....

Maclife.com

The Alpha 65 has the feel of the less expensive Alpha 55, but comes equipped with the excellent 24.3-million-pixel sensor found in the Alpha 77. To get the most out of the sensor, opting for the...

3 February 2012

The 24-megapixel Sony Alpha 65 is capable of shooting at a blazing fast 9 frames per second, but is held back by a kit lens that simply can't match the quality of the high-resolution image sensor...

19 January 2012

The A65 is very much the A77 with some features trimmed back. This also means the price takes a desirable tumble too as, for the £799 asking price, the A65 has bags on offer. The OLED viewfinder...

Pocket Lint

11 January 2012

Hardwarezone.com.sg

Think of the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 as a steel bar wrapped in wool. Outside, it may not have the magnesium alloy body that its higher performance sibling, the A77 does, but inside it still packs a... Read more…

Since my review of the Sony SLT-A77 hit the screens of many Digital Photography School visitors it?s obvious the company has pressed the right buttons for people wanting to lift their photo... Read more…

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