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Sony SLT-A65Y

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A multi award winning and fully featured 24.3 megapixel camera
SLR 24.3MP CMOS Black Sep 2013
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Sony SLT-A65Y Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony SLT-A65Y number 30 across all digital cameras.
100
28 Reviews + 12 Awards
9
Poor
50
Good Features
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 84%, based on 28 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, great technical features and it is fairly priced.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Heavy
Quite large minimum aperture number

How Big is the Sony SLT-A65Y?

The Sony SLT-A65Y is 132.1mm wide and 97.5mm tall. It is 80.7mm deep and weighs 543g.

Sony SLT-A65Y front dimensions

Sony SLT-A65Y size in context

Sony SLT-A65Y In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by camera experts of all the cameras.

The editors of review sites Hardwarezone.com.sg, What Digital Camera and DP Review all decided that this Sony digital camera was outstanding and gave it their "Gold" award.

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

Two additional expert review sites endorsed this Sony digital camera. This digital camera received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine.

This Sony camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de, it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus.

This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on 28 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar. This means that camera experts think this Sony digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,814 expert and user reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

  • Its image quality is really good and we…
    Digit.in August 2012
  • It still offers a rich feature set that would appeal to most photographers…
    Asia.cnet.com December 2011
  • The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts…
    Maclife.com April 2012

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

  • It still offers a rich feature set that would appeal to most photographers…
    Asia.cnet.com December 2011
  • It has a lot of features, yet it’s still easy to use…
    Maclife.com April 2012

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money.

  • This also means the price takes a desirable tumble too as, for the £799 asking price…
  • The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts…
    Maclife.com April 2012
  • The Alpha 65 has the feel of the less expensive Alpha 55.

Value For Money

Expensive

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.


Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The SLT-A65Y has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

The SLT-A65Y has one of the highest megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP.

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Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. With a weight of 543 grams, the SLT-A65Y is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SLT-A65Y has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". The SLT-A65Y has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SLT-A65Y has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the SLT-A65Y has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Very Big Eye Relief

Digital cameras have eye reliefs of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. When compared to other digital cameras that we have assessed the eye relief of, the SLT-A65Y's eye relief of 27 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Supports Live View

The SLT-A65Y supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The SLT-A65Y features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SLT-A65Y has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony SLT-A65Y supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony SLT-A65Y has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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560 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony SLT-A65Y is a digital camera that takes 560 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The SLT-A65Y has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 12416 x 1856, 6000 x 3376, 8192 x 1856, 4240 x 2832, 5536 x 2160, 4240 x 2400, 3872 x 2160, 7152 x 1080, 3008 x 2000 and 3008 x 1688 and 1920 x 1080. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SLT-A65Y has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

At 36, the SLT-A65Y has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The SLT-A65Y has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony SLT-A65Y supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 0.0055s to 15s. The SLT-A65Y has a quite fast flash recharging time (only 3 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have checked the minimum aperture number of, the Sony SLT-A65Y's minimum aperture number of 5.6 is one of the largest. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The Sony SLT-A65Y is a two aspherical lens digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the SLT-A65Y's digital zoom is one of the smallest amongst cameras. Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the cameras the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.17" to 8". The SLT-A65Y has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.5 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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3D

The Sony SLT-A65Y is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm. The Sony SLT-A65Y has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 82.5 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SLT-A65Y has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SLT-A65Y supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the SLT-A65Y in September 2013.


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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