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Sony Alpha SLT-A65

Sony Alpha SLT-A65
alaScore 94

650 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 650 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and screen. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Alpha 65 Review


Alpha 65

High resolution, detailed images. Fast continuous shooting rate. Full-time AF for live view/video

Lacks the build quality of the Sony A77


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Sony SLT-A65


Note that because of the similarities between the two models, some elements of this article have been taken or adapted from our in-depth review of the SLT-A65's higher-end sister model - the A77.

Excellent 2.4 million-dot OLED EVF ; Versatile full-time live view system ; Very high-resolution 24MP CMOS APS-Csensor ; Strong feature set including Auto HDR and Sweep Panorama ; Class-leading video resolution ; Intuitive and well thought-out...

In-camera JPEGs don't show off the 24MP sensor to its best extent ; Comparatively strong noise reduction at medium and high ISO settings ; Very noisy raw files at high ISO settings ; Little control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or...

The Sony SLT-A65 is an exceptionally well specified camera for its class. The 24MP CMOS sensor, the OLED EVF and the 10fps continuous mode are real stand-out features in the mid-level bracket of the market. Add the well thought-out ergonomics to that...

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Sony SLT-A65 Preview


Alongside the SLT-A77, Sony has introduced the SLT-A65. This model is labeled as their top "entry-level" (sub $1000) dSLR, which is the actual successor to the SLT-A55. This unit borrows features from its predecessor, like the 15-point AF system,...


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No really a DSLR, but thats OK


Not really a DSLR This is a review of the new Sony A65 digital camera. Sony is very careful not to call the A65 a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) and is correct in doing so, because the mirror in the A65 doesn't flip up when a picture is ...

Sharp 24MP images, excellent image stabilization, lens profiles in camera firmware

Plasticky for a $1000 camera, 1/3 of the light lost to the SLT mirror

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Sony Alpha A65


The A77's cheaper companion, the A65 boasts the same best-in-class resolution 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video at 60 fps, 2.4 million dot OLED viewfinder, and swivel LCD screen as its well-specified brother. If you don't need the better build...

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Sony Alpha SLT-A65 - 24MP Photos at a Blistering 10 Frames Per Second


Don't mistaken the SLT-A65 as a dumbed down version of the A77, for it still sports a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, an OLED viewfinder, full HD progressive movie recording, and a burst speed of up to 10fps. Here's our verdict on this S$1,400 camera.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Review


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 game.

Now we have ‘son of’ … a model similar in many respects, at a lower price, but with many of the A77′s remarkable features. The review camera was supplied with the kit lens, a Sony f3.5/18-55mm.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Alpha SLT-A65


alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Sony Alpha SLT-A65 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

performance, value for money, lens, video, usability


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony A65 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm LensSony A65 24.3 MP Digital SLR with Translucent Mirror Technology - Body OnlySony a (alpha) SLT-A65V (A65) - Digital camera - SLR - 24.3 Mpix - Sony DT 18-55mm lens - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: SD/ MS PRO Duo/ SDXC/

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LCD Issues and Poor Design For Remote Control


Finding some design flaws with this camera that I didn't uncover in my pre-purchase research. I shoot video and a need is to control the camera remotely. Problem is the remote sensor is on the front of the camera, which means I have to be in front to...

Camera Video Quality Good

Limited LCD Rotation and Remote Control Ability

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Great Camera


This is my second 'semi' professional camera and I am very impressed. I have 4 yr old boys and since having this camera I have not missed great shot due to it rapid shutter speed. It can take up to 10 shots in a split second and with kids that is a...

Lightweight, excellent on fast moving, love the movable screen

haven't found one yet

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Supports DIRECTV Local to Local and Multi-Satellite Programming; Receives over 225 digital-quality channels of DIRECTV Programming; RF Universal Remote Commander remote control; Optical Dolby Digital Audio passthrough; SRS TruSurround enhanced audio experience; One Button Record; DIRECTV Interactive; Caller ID Display and Call History; Media Window Guide finds shows fast; Channel Mark guide holds favorite stations.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready / WITH EYE-FI

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:DSLR Camera
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm
SLR / Compact:SLR Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FM500H
Battery Type:Sony NP-FM500H


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes