Take your photography to the next level with this a65 DSLR camera. Featuring Sony's groundbreaking Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. View setting adjustments in real time with a Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder and choose from three HD movie modes-super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or richly cinematic 24p-to optimize the look and feel of your videos (records in 29-minute segments).
No need to ever buy a new camera. Works well with 70/400 telephoto lens. Works good with 2.8/20 fisheye lens. It gives me total control, I call it real time photography. Sony has great gear. I will buy the Sony name every time because Sony says to me; real, really good stuff!
I had a Canon Ti2 before I bought this camera because of the 24 Megapixel, 10 pictures at a time and landscape mode, great for night pictures, and Im a Sony fan now!!!!
After being a Canon camera enthusiast for many years, I made the switch to Sony and what a fun and amazing camera! They really pulled out all the stops and packed this camera with more features than you can imagine, at a price point like this. I got the lens kit with an 18-135mm lens and probably the best all around lens you can have, along with it's quality. This camera has enough features to compare to manufacturers with price points 2-3x as much. Stunning image quality with it's 24.3mega pixels and fast focusing! A Pro would feel at home with this camera. Sony offers many high end lenses also!
I already own one and loved it, so bought another for my 200-500 mm zoom. (No time to change lenses when shooting wildlife.) But the new one had intermittent over-exposure problems. Sony was responsive (but I recommend using the "chat" rather than emails back-and-forth). Their service rep actually (on-line) "took over" my computer and looked at the over-exposed pictures. They promptly determined the camera was defective and I've sent it in for service. Assuming the "fix-it" process goes as smoothly as the dialog/responses I've had so far (they said 7-10 days is the standard repair "turnaround time"), I'd still give the camera a 4.5... GREAT camera when it works right. So far, Sony has been responsive and prompt.. STAY TUNED..I hope Adorama (who I've always been impressed by..RU listening, Adorama?) allows me a "follow-up"..
I bought the A65 in February of this year. I upgraded from my A200. I shoot everything from wildlife to indoor sports under really bad lighting. At this point I don't know how many times my camers has rolled over but it has been at least 4 or 5 times. I dont use a lot of the auto or presets but live in manual modes. I love being able to change the perspective for moto cross, shoot a panorama without spending large amounts of time post processing. 10fps with the right card and an 8sec ride is covered. Eventhough the viewfinder is electronic I shoot with both eyes open so the lag in the digital display doesnt bother me. The manufacture says battery life is just under 500 frames. I can shoot about 2500 frames on a battery or an equivelent of about 3.5 hours with gps on and back display turned off. Drawbacks are the sd cards for me and that the high iso noise reduction is disabled in RAW. There are several other features that you loose in RAW and in full manual, however I have found work arounds for what I need. For the price you really can't complain it is comparable to a few camera bodies that retail for almost twice the price.
This is maybe the worst camera I have bought. I do mostly wildlife and scenery photos and flying in the air the purple around the subject of the photo is horrible along with trying to take photos of something in the snow. Low light isn't a good one either very poor quality and if you use auto modes. I have found the digital noise also to be horrible and distracting from the photo
The Sony A65 is fueling my creativity over the four months of use. I use a Sony A55 with SAL 18-250 lens at work and A65 with SAL 18-200 lens as my personal camera. I like both, but I am enjoying the A65 even more as I regain my passion for photography. My interests run the gammit (documenting fun moments with grandkids / exploring the world through a macro lense / Oddities of mother nature and architecture). I have not been disappointed as I practiced with all the features they packed into the A65.