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Sony Alpha A65

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Sony Alpha A65

$1,017.54
Sony Alpha A65
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A multi award winning and high image quality SLR digital camera, a massive range of available lenses but representing only average value for money
SLR 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Jun 2013
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Sony Alpha A65 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A65 number 372 across all digital cameras.
98
Reviews
11 Reviews + 4 Awards
64
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has fantastic expert reviews with an average expert rating of 172%, based on 11 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Very slow camera shutter speed
Heavier than average

Sony Alpha A65 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony Alpha A65?

The Sony Alpha A65 is 132.1mm wide and 97.5mm tall. It is 80.7mm deep and weighs 543g.

Sony Alpha A65 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A65 size in context

Sony Alpha A65 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,017.54 it is in the most expensive 21% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A65 and the United States price of $1,017.54 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £6,800.00 ($6,800.00).

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Alpha A65 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Alpha A65's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Alpha A65's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Alpha A65's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The Alpha A65's weight of 543g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A65 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A65 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Alpha A65 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Very Big Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Sony Alpha A65 of 27mm is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A65 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Alpha A65 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Alpha A65's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A65 has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A65 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Alpha A65 supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Sony Alpha A65 of only 2x is smaller than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Alpha A65 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A65 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A65's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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560 Battery Life

The Alpha A65 is a digital camera that takes 560 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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3D

The Sony Alpha A65 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of cameras is 1s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The flash recharging time of the Sony Alpha A65 of only 3s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony slta65vk, slta65vy.cee5, slta65vx.cee5, slta65y

Barcodes:

00027242833098, 00027242833104, 00905524807264, 04905524807134, 04905524807141, 04905524807158, 04905524807165, 04905524807202, 04905524807240, 04905524807257, 04905524807264, 04905524807271, 04905524807363, 04905524807370, 04905524863772, 04905524887051, 04905524887082, 04905524950571, 04905524950595, 04905524950663, 04905524950670, 04905524950717

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