Sony SLT-A65 Preview

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Alongside the SLT-A77, Sony has introduced the SLT-A65. This model is labeled as their top "entry-level" (sub $1000) dSLR, which is the actual successor to the SLT-A55. This unit borrows features from its predecessor, like the 15-point AF system, however it also shares many of it's features with the A77. Of these are the all new 24.3-megapixel APS-C Exmor HD CMOS image sensor, BIONZ processor, New AVCHD progressive video capture options, and the all new OLED "Tru-finder" EVF.

While not quite as fast as the A77, the A65 still boasts 10fps still image capture at full 24-megapixel resolution; which is nothing to shake a stick at. Other important features include a 3.0-inch rotating LCD with 921k dots (same as the A55),  built-in GPS, SteadyShot built-in to the body, etc.
 
If you're in love the specs of the A77, but can't quite swing the extra coin, the A65 looks to be a promising alternative. We'll update this page once we get a SLT-A65 in for testing. 

Sony SLT-A65 Features:
  • 24.3-megapixel APS-C Exmor HD CMOS image sensor
  • Sony A-mount lenses system, compatible with all Sony and Minolta A-mount lenses
  • New BIONZ processing system
  • Burst shooting at 10fps @ 24-megapixels with full-time AF
  • New OLED "Tru-Finder" EVF with 2.5 million dots
  • 3.0-inch rotating LCD with 921k dots
  • Shutter rated at 150,000 cycles
  • 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors and electronic first curtain
  • New Object tracking AF
  • Sony SteadyShot built into the body (all lenses are stabilized)
  • New Shading, CA, and lens distortion correction in-camera
  • Crop zoom (1.4 or 2.0x) at 12-megapixels
  • Enhanced Translucent-Mirror Technology
  • Now records AVCHD video in progressive format, full 1080/60p HD video, full-time AF, 24p option also available
  • Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama, Multi-frame NR, and Hand-held Twilight modes
  • Built-in GPS functionality
  • Li-ion battery pack (good for 560 shots with LCD)

The SLT-A65 with start hitting dealer's shelves in October (2011), and will come in the following configurations:
  • Sony SLT-A65 body only - $900 US
  • Sony SLT-A65 with standard 18-55mm lens (SAL1855) - $1000 US


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