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Sony SLT-A65Y Digital Camera

SLR 24.3MP 3x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Don't miss the moment with superb image quality and ultra-fast responses 24.3 effective megapixels: Ultra-high resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor plus 2-step noise reduction for flawless, low... More
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36 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

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

The experts at Photoreview.com.au and Maclife.com both concluded that this SLR camera was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both thought that this Sony digital camera was good. The writer at Ephotozine gave this digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Buy-n-shoot.com "Platinum" award.

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

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this Sony digital camera is 84%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Sony SLT-A65Y owners who bought it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Asia.cnet.com wrote “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”.

Four Sony SLT-A65Y reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au scored the product 70 out of 100 and wrote “Its huge sensor gives you versati”. Expert website Maclife.com mentioned in their review of the Sony SLT-A65Y “It has the same 24.3 million effective pixel sensor, making it the joint highest resolution APS-C format camera available”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said five years ago “Comes equipped with the excellent 24.3-million-pixel sensor found in the Alpha 77” in their Sony SLT-A65Y review.

Several Sony SLT-A65Y reviewers concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Pcmag.com rated this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “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-A65Y. Six years ago expert review site Tipa.com said “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” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who bought it said that it was good in low light. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote in their Sony SLT-A65Y review five years ago “Combine this with good lowlight ca”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of customers who purchased the Sony SLT-A65Y thought it had good features. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A65Y six years ago “It still offers a rich feature set that would appeal to most photographers” . Techradar.com scored it 4 stars and said on Techradar “We feel the impressive stack of high-end features that this camera has to offer more than outweigh”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Electronic viewfinder (EVF) are its two standout features - and tha” .

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony SLT-A65Y owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Pocket-Lint.com rated it 5 stars and said on expert website Pocket Lint “The OLED viewfinder is fantastic (though not perfect”. One Sony SLT-A65Y reviewer who reviewed it thought it had an electronic viewfinder.

One Sony SLT-A65Y owner who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good screen. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “While the features it includes such as panorama mode and a rotating LCD screen are impressive” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Sony SLT-A65Y owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Six years ago Techradar.com rated the Sony SLT-A65Y 4 stars and said “Touted as a slightly pared-down, more affordable alternative to t”. Expert website Maclife.com said “The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts” in their Sony SLT-A65Y review. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “This also means the price takes a desirable tumble too as, for the £799 asking price” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony SLT-A65Y owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “The image quality is excellent, delivering excellent deta”. Digit.in mentioned in their Sony SLT-A65Y review five years ago “Its image quality is really good and we”.

Robust

Several Sony SLT-A65Y reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A65Y was well made.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony SLT-A65Y owner said in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A65Y had a good lens. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Is held back by a kit lens that simply can't match the quality of the high-resolution image sensor”. One Sony SLT-A65Y reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Vibrant EVF and fast focusing” in their review.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony SLR digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who bought it said that it had gps. Six years ago Ephotozine.com wrote “7fps shooting, you can get a 24.3 megapixel camera with 10fps shooting, built in anti-shake sensor, GPS and electronic level” in their review.

Easy to Use

One Sony SLT-A65Y reviewer who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Expert website Maclife.com mentioned “It has a lot of features, yet it’s still easy to use and produces great results” in their Sony SLT-A65Y review.

Good Video Capture

One customer thought it was good for video recording.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the Sony SLT-A65Y concluded that it was a good design. Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of the Sony SLT-A65Y on Imaging Resource.com six years ago “With an attractive, yet understated design, Sony's hidden some of its finest, most advanced imaging technology in the Alpha A65”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the SLT-A65Y which do not have a GPS (satellite), the SLT-A65Y has a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], and the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price].

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Fairly High Megapixel

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have megapixels of between 4MP and 52MP, and the average megapixel is 19MP. The SLT-A65Y has a fairly high megapixel (24.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 24.3MP cameras to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] (51.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The SLT-A65Y supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SLT-A65Y, the SLT-A65Y has a built-in flash.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], or the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price] which has better reviews.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The SLT-A65Y has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1280 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080, 3008 x 2000, 3872 x 2160, 4240 x 2832, 5536 x 2160, 7152 x 1080 and 8192 x 1856 and 12416 x 1856.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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 in fact the best viewfinder amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A65Y.

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

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony SLT-A65Y has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 5.5 to 38. The SLT-A65Y has a quite small maximum aperture number (36) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the SLT-A65Y is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this Sony digital camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Vivid are also found on this 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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the SLT-A65Y is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A65Y.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the SLT-A65Y is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. This Sony camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this spec and age.

A 640 x 424 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The SLT-A65Y has a greater number of light exposure modes than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A65Y. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony SLT-A65Y is more than most SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A65Y. The ISO sensitivity "16000" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the SLT-A65Y is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the SLT-A65Y is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SLT-A65Y. The camera file systems "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The SLT-A65Y has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the SLT-A65Y is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and AC3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The SLT-A65Y does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SLT-A65Y do not support wi-Fi. The SLT-A65Y is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price], or the Nikon D750[plb_2497138_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The SLT-A65Y is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have an image stabilizer. The SLT-A65Y is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the SLT-A65Y has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. Similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SLT-A65Y have digital zooms of between 0.71x and 14x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix G5[plb_1773329_price] (4x and higher rated), or the Sony Alpha A77 II[plb_2266405_price] (4x and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The SLT-A65Y has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SLT-A65Y. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the SLT-A65Y has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The average motion JPEG frame rate of SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SLT-A65Y is 36fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Only Has Two Camera Playbacks

The SLT-A65Y has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Sony camera has a Single image camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on cameras that were released around the same time as the SLT-A65Y. The camera playback "Movie" is also found on this camera.

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Only Ten Flash Guide Numbers

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SLT-A65Y have between 9 and 23 flash guide numbers, including the SLT-A65Y which has ten flash guide numbers.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the SLT-A65Y has a fairly long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A65Y have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0031s and 3s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony SLT-A65Y

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony SLT-A65Y has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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 compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Df[plb_1740408_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 543 grams, the SLT-A65Y has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Effective Megapixels (image)
Display Tilting
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

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10 fps burst rate
Detailed highres electronic viewfinder
Excellent video quality
Wonderful grip
High resolution, detailed images
Variangle LCD
Less flexibility in AF area
Lacks the build quality of the Sony 77
No optical finder
Low-quality kit lens

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