Sony SLT-A65 Preview

By

sony_SLT-A65_wSAL1680Z_550.jpg

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


Additional Product Views:
sony_SLT-A65_tilt_lcd_550.jpg
sony_SLT-A65_rear_550.jpgsony_SLT-A65_rear_closed_550.jpg
sony_SLT-A65_front_open_550.jpg

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.8LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick Delkin Pop-up Shade Fits 1.6LCD Block Glare & Protect LCD Stick $23.99
NA Video / Digital Camera Charger Charger For Casio EX-Z75 NA Video / Digital Camera Charger Charger For Casio EX-Z75 $16.45
HDE ® Universal 2.7 HDE ® Universal 2.7" Screen Protector for Kodak EasyShare - 2.25" (L), 1.8" (W) $9.99
HDE ® 3.0 HDE ® 3.0" LCD Screen Protector for Kodak Easyshare Digital Cameras - 2.4" (L), 1.8" (W) $9.99
Sony Alpha A65 SLT-A65VK A65VK SLTA65 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55 SAM II, 55-300 Sony Lenses BUNDLE with 16GB Card, Spare Battery, 57 in 1 Card Reader, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Deluxe Case, LCD Screen Protectors, Lens Cleaning Kit +More Sony Alpha A65 SLT-A65VK A65VK SLTA65 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55 SAM II, 55-300 Sony Lenses BUNDLE with 16GB Card, Spare Battery, 57 in 1 Card Reader, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Deluxe Case, LCD Screen Protectors, Lens Cleaning Kit +More $796.00
Sony Alpha A65 SLT-A65VK SLT-A65VL A65VK SLTA65 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm SAM II and 55-200 Sony Lens BUNDLE with 16GB Card, Spare Battery, 57 in 1 Card Reader, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Deluxe Case, LCD Screen Protectors, Lens Clean Sony Alpha A65 SLT-A65VK SLT-A65VL A65VK SLTA65 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm SAM II and 55-200 Sony Lens BUNDLE with 16GB Card, Spare Battery, 57 in 1 Card Reader, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Deluxe Case, LCD Screen Protectors, Lens Clean $696.00