Sony SLT-A65 Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 132 x 97 x 81 mm, 622g.
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  • Replaced by: SLT-A68

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Sony SLT-A65 Overview


First introduced in November, 2011, Sony SLT-A65 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Sony replaced SLT-A65 with Sony A68. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A65 with Sony A68


Sony A65 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony SLT-A65

Sensor resolution of Sony A65 ~ 6019 x 3986 pixels.

Sony A65 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A65


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony SLT-A65 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
3 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
15 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Weight: 622g
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 560 shots
Type Scores

Sony SLT-A65 has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #44 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #119 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A65 Scores
Imaging score
58
Features score
78
Value for money score
87
Portability score
76
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A65


Sony SLT-A65 weighs 622g and has external dimensions of 132 x 97 x 81mm (5.2 x 3.82 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A65 is 84 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A65
622g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A65
81mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony SLT-A65 with the dimensions:

Sony SLT-A65

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SLT-A65 Dimensions SLT-A65
Sony SLT-A68 Sony A68 610 g 622 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 622 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A57 Sony A57 618 g 622 g 132 x 98 x 81 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A77 Sony A77 732 g 622 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 622 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 622 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 622 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A55 Sony A55 500 g 622 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 132 x 97 x 81 mm

Specifications of Sony SLT-A65


General
Brand Sony
Model SLT-A65
Announced November, 2011
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.73
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 15
Number of Cross Focus Points 3
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 560 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 622 g
Physical Dimensions 132 x 97 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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