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Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A65 Digital Camera, with Sony DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Zoom Lens

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About Sony SLT-A65

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).

Sony SLT-A65 Features

  • 2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Design: Other DSLRs can shoot. Or they can focus with the speed and precision of Phase Detection AF. They cannot do both at once. Sony changes all that with the award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology system
  • World's first OLED viewfinder: There's never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem
  • Full-time Phase Detection AF: You get fast, accurate auto focus in every mode-even HD Movie and Live View-thanks to Sony's exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology
  • Object Tracking AF: Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus
  • Handheld Twilight mode: Get gorgeous shots at night without a tripod. Combines six frames into a single image for smooth, low-noise evening shots. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together
  • 921K dot TruBlack LCD screen: Sony's 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further
  • AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) mode: Get cleaner, more dynamic pictures and fewer missed shots. Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. The camera automatically recognizes the correct scene mode
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • Advanced Anti-Dust Technology: Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor
  • APS-C size HD CMOS image sensor: With 19.5 times the area of the typical camcorder image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between amateur and professional-looking video, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds
  • Face Detection and Registration: The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of people
  • 24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to an APS-C sensor with 24.3 megapixels. It's the world's first 24.3MP APS-C DSLR
  • HD Movies at 60p, 60i, or 24p: Capture spectacular HD Movies4. This is the world's first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
  • Full-Time Live View in LCD or EVF: You can use both the LCD monitor and OLED Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots in Live View. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays
  • 6-image layering: Leverages the fast BIONZ processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second and then combine the data. The result is one incredible single image that gets a cleaner result in Multi-Frame NR mode or sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode
  • Auto HDR built into camera: Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle-and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot
  • Shot Result Preview: See the results before you take the shot. This preview takes the guesswork out of camera settings by showing the effects of the aperture, shutter and DRO settings on the depth of field, motion and dynamic range
  • Main Sensor Quick AF Live View: Combines the fast focus of Phase Detection AF with high quality Live View images right from the main sensor. This is made possible by Sony Translucent Mirror Technology. You get accurate images and 100% framing on the LCD monitor or eye-level viewfinder
  • Graphic Display: Clarifies the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results
  • 1200-Zone exposure metering: Reads exposure directly from the main image sensor. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
  • Up to 560 Shots of battery life: Take up to 560 shots on a single charge with Sony Stamina battery power.8 Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • Built-in Flash (GN12): To help you shoot more effectively, the camera includes a built-in flash (Guide Number 12) that can also trigger a wireless accessory flash
  • Sony Exmor technology: Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The Exmor sensor provides more than 5,600 column-parallel A/D converters. This helps enable continuous shooting at up to 10 frames per second
  • Smile Shutter technology: Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
  • Ultra-fast up to 10 fps continuous: The translucent mirror makes it far easier to capture the decisive soccer kick or your baby at her absolute cutest. Shoots up to 10 frames per second at full-resolution 24.3 megapixels with continuous auto focus (AE locked after first frame)

Sony SLT-A65 Specifications

Burst Buffer
JPEG Standard (18 shots) JPEG Fine (17 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (11 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps) Continuous Priority AE (10fps)
Drive Mode
Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket (Continuous/Single/WB), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)
Self-timer
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Lens Compatibility
Sony A-mount lens
Camera Type
Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor
BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross
Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor
1.5x
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode
JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9:
L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)
Still Image Size 3:2:
L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
Panorama Still Image Size
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format
AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode
AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p at 28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i at 24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i at 17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p at 24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p at 17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p at 12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p at 3Mbps
Video Signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker
Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
Accessory Shoe
Yes (Alpha)
BRAVIA Sync
Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect
Yes, via USB
HD Output
HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot
Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD
Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s)
USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Focus System
TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)
Focus Points
15 points (3 points cross type)
AF Modes
Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (auto,15 points)/Zone/Spot/Local selectable
Focus Sensitivity
EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features
Predictive control(AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF
AF Illuminator
Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' - 15' (1m-5m)
Viewfinder Type
0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1
Field of View
1
Magnification
1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Embedded GPS
Yes
Sweep Panorama
Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical and 3D Panorama
Face Detection
On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Smile Shutter technology
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization
SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization
LCD Type
3.0" TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack technology
Angle Adjustment
Tilt angle: Down: Approx. 180 degrees Rotation angle:180 degrees counterclockwise and 90 degrees clockwise
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage
1
Live View
Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)
Real-time image adjustment display
Yes(On/Off)
Histogram
Yes (On/off)
Grid Display
Yes (On/off)
Customization
Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Lens Mount Type
Sony A-mount
Metering
Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity
-2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation
+/-3.0EV-1/3EV steps)
Exposure Settings
AUTO,AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection (SCN), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama (3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE (10fps), Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s)
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Picture Effect(s)
11 types (15 variations)
D-Range Optimizer
Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Auto Exposure Lock
Yes (AE Lock button)
Color Temperature
2500 - 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Exposure Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, /1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames
ISO
Auto (ISO 100-1600); Selectable ISO100 - 16000 equivalent
Noise Reduction
Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
White Balance Mode
Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White), Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM NP-FM500H (7.2V)
Number of Still Images
Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, 560 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Flash Compensation
±2.0EV-1/3EV steps
Flash Coverage
FOV coverage up to 18 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Bracketing
0.3/0.7EV steps, 3 frames
Flash Metering System
ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off
Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number
10 (in meters at ISO100)
Supplied Software
PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.
Dimensions (Approx.)
Approx. 5-1/4 x 3-7/8 x 3-1/4" (132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.)
Approx. 1 lb 3.1 oz (543g) (excl battery, lens & media) Approx. 1 lb 5.9 oz (622g) (w/battery & media)
Mfr #
SLT-A65V H
SKU
ISOSLTA65VH

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4.2

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Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

nice

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Excellent

 
5.0

Liked so much, I bought two A-65's

By

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!

 
5.0

I love this camera 5***** all the way

By

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!!!!

 
5.0

Love my new A65

By

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!

 
4.0

Great workhorse

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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.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sony Alpha DSLR SLT A65

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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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Camera is GREAT

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Happy I chose the Sony A65 over A55

By

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.

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