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Sony SLT-A65 Digital Camera

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Don't miss the moment with superb image quality and ultra-fast responses 24.3 effective megapixels: Ultra-high resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor plus 2-step noise reduction for flawless, low... More
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13 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This digital camera has received twelve awards from expert review sites.

This Sony digital camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera, DP Review and Hardwarezone.com.sg all of whom wrote that this camera was fantastic.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from both Photoreview.com.au and Maclife.com, both of which said that this Sony camera was marvellous.

The experts at two additional expert review sites both endorsed this Sony digital camera. The reviewer at Ephotozine conluded that they would definitely endorse this digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the writer at Buy-n-shoot.com concluded that it was superb and gave it a "Platinum" award.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this Sony camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar this digital camera has an average expert rating of 84%. If all the cameras of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony camera is in the top 8%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony SLT-A65 reviewers mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Asia.cnet.com said in their Sony SLT-A65 review “Need the baddest digital SLR around? Even though we've long ago dispelled the megapixel myth, there are some photographers who abide by the mantra that bigger is better”.

A number of Sony SLT-A65 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Its huge sensor gives you versati”. Maclife.com rated the product as very good and wrote five years ago “It has the same 24.3 million effective pixel sensor, making it the joint highest resolution APS-C format camera available” in their review of the Sony SLT-A65. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their Sony SLT-A65 review “Comes equipped with the excellent 24.3-million-pixel sensor found in the Alpha 77”.

Some Sony SLT-A65 reviewers concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Sony SLT-A65 review “The 24-megapixel Sony Alpha 65 is capable of shooting at a blazing fast 9 frames per second.”. Six years ago expert review site Tipa.com wrote “The Sony Alpha SLT-65’s Translucent Mirror Technology enables 10 frames-per-second shooting at full resolution and Live View with phase detection focusing capability, available in all modes includ” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Five years ago expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com said “Combine this with good lowlight ca” in their Sony SLT-A65 review.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Six years ago Asia.cnet.com said “It still offers a rich feature set that would appeal to most photographers” in their review and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Techradar also six years ago “We feel the impressive stack of high-end features that this camera has to offer more than outweigh” in their review. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their Sony SLT-A65 review “Electronic viewfinder (EVF) are its two standout features - and tha”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people who reviewed the Sony SLT-A65 wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 5 stars and said “The OLED viewfinder is fantastic (though not perfect” in their Sony SLT-A65 review.

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had an electronic viewfinder.

One Sony SLT-A65 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A65 had a good screen. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned five years ago “While the features it includes such as panorama mode and a rotating LCD screen are impressive” in their review of the Sony SLT-A65.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who bought it considered that it was good quality. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “The image quality is excellent, delivering excellent deta”. Expert review site Digit.in wrote in their Sony SLT-A65 review “Its image quality is really good and we”.

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A number of Sony SLT-A65 reviewers who bought the product considered that it was well made.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony SLT-A65 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com mentioned “Is held back by a kit lens that simply can't match the quality of the high-resolution image sensor” . One Sony SLT-A65 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Vibrant EVF and fast focusing” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 70 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

A number of Sony SLT-A65 reviewers who reviewed the Sony SLT-A65 considered that it had gps. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Sony SLT-A65 on expert website Ephotozine “7fps shooting, you can get a 24.3 megapixel camera with 10fps shooting, built in anti-shake sensor, GPS and electronic level”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Digital cameras manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just digital cameras) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Easy to Use

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Five years ago expert review site Maclife.com mentioned “It has a lot of features, yet it’s still easy to use and produces great results” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Sony SLT-A65 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony SLT-A65 was good for video recording.

Nice Design

One Sony SLT-A65 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good design. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote six years ago “With an attractive, yet understated design, Sony's hidden some of its finest, most advanced imaging technology in the Alpha A65” in their Sony SLT-A65 review.

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SLT-A65 do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony SLT-A65 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The SLT-A65 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SLT-A65 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony SLT-A65 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the SLT-A65 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The SLT-A65 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The SLT-A65 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the SLT-A65, the Sony SLT-A65 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SLT-A65, the Sony SLT-A65 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the SLT-A65 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony SLT-A65

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera was released over three years ago.

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12 Awards

hardwarezone.com.sg Gold maclife.com Editor's Choice buy-n-shoot.com Platinum Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product Les Numeriques.com 5 Star DP Review Gold Magnus.de Buying Tip Ephotozine Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award What Digital Camera Gold photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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26 May 2014

Sony's SLT-series D-SLR line-up is now a strong one and while there isn't quite the range of models offered by Canon and Nikon; the latest-generation A35, A57, A65 and A77 are all strong...

13 November 2012

The quality on the Sony A65 is it's essential drawing point. While the features it includes such as panorama mode and a rotating LCD screen are impressive, the overall standout feature is this...

Buy-n-shoot.com

3 August 2012

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,...

1 June 2012

However we look at the matter, the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 does everything that the Alpha 77 does very well. Even if it costs less to have it...

10 April 2012

The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts. It has a lot of features, yet it?s still easy to use and produces great results....

Maclife.com

The Alpha 65 has the feel of the less expensive Alpha 55, but comes equipped with the excellent 24.3-million-pixel sensor found in the Alpha 77. To get the most out of the sensor, opting for the...

3 February 2012

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

19 January 2012

The A65 is very much the A77 with some features trimmed back. This also means the price takes a desirable tumble too as, for the £799 asking price, the A65 has bags on offer. The OLED viewfinder...

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11 January 2012

Hardwarezone.com.sg

Think of the Sony Alpha SLT-A65 as a steel bar wrapped in wool. Outside, it may not have the magnesium alloy body that its higher performance sibling, the A77 does, but inside it still packs a... Read more…

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... Read more…

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