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Sony Alpha a65

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1030 reviews of Sony Alpha a65. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the viewfinder and price are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and reliability get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony Alpha a65 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and video. The performance and viewfinder also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the image quality.

zoom, viewfinder, performance, video, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Sony Alpha a65 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the shutter and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

reliability, shutter

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Alpha a65 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the software. The lens is also appreciated.

lens, software

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 65 (SLT-A65VK)

 

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

Shoots at 9 frames per second. High resolution. Fast autofocus. Excellent OLED EVF. Built-in GPS.

No optical finder. Low-quality kit lens. Performance suffers with slower memory cards.

The rear LCD is hinged so that you can view it from a multitude of angles. This allows you to frame and shoot photos above your head, at your waist, or when looking at the camera from its left or right side. The 3-inch display is quite sharp thanks to...

Feb, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Lars Rehm with additional material by Barnaby Brit (dpreview.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

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,...

Aug, 2011

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A65 Review

 

The Sony A65 is a new interchangeable lens camera that uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting and a smaller body size. The 24.3 megapixel A65 features up to 10fps burst shooting, shutter lag of 50msec, 1080p Full HD movies with...

The Sony A65 represents a significant upgrade for Sony's mid-range DSLRs, offering a feature-set and performance that few other rivals can match. The new 24.3 megapixel sensor offers greatly increased resolution without impacting on low-light...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Review

 

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, hell even a GPS chip. Its image quality is really good and...

10 fps burst rate, Detailed high-res electronic viewfinder, Excellent video quality, Wonderful grip

Variangle LCD, Less flexibility in AF area

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : George Schaub (shutterbug.com)

Sony A65: Lab Test Results & Comments

 

The Sony A65 is a feature-reduced version of the company's A77 model. It offers a nominal resolution of 24MP (just like the A77). The A65 uses Sony's SLT system, which combines a semi-translucent mirror system and an electronic viewfinder. The...

Extremely high sensor resolution ; Very fast AF system (SLT system) ; Very fast continuous shooting

Swivel monitor not as flexible as A77 monitor (A65 monitor can only be flipped up and down)

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : lawman67 (epinions.com)

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

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.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

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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