Sony Alpha 65 (SLT-A65VK) Review

Sony Alpha 65 is built with Sony's new SLT technology for cameras, which might get better then DSLR in future.


What is SLT?

Sony SLT A65 is like a DSLR but it’s technically a digital SLT. Sony introduced the term SLT to describe cameras that uses a technology referred to as single lens translucent with an SLT, the mirror doesn’t snap up when taking a photo like it does in a DSLR, instead the mirror stays still and it’s almost transparent and that allows almost all the light to pass through directly to the sensor while reflecting just a portion of it onto a face detection auto focus which in result give faster continuous shooting with less battery power without image blackout.

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Sony Alpha 65 details:

Sony Alpha 65 also has a high resolution 24.3 megapixel APSC high-definition CMOS sensor with an ISO range about 100 up to 16,000. It has newly updated BIONZ image processor really which enhances A65 processing capabilities making truly equipped with the demand a 24.3 megapixel photography with auto exposure lock, you can shoot 10fps continuous shooting at full resolution with continuous autofocus; that’s really amazing and it’s great for things like sports shooting or catching those hard to catch moment. A65 has what Sony calls the world’s shortest shutter release lag time- .05 of second. This camera really worked hard to make sure that you get exactly the image you’re trying to capture.

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Sony’s A65 SLT has a built-in 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% frame coverage that lets you see camera adjustments in real time with superb color in detail. It’s got a 3-inch 921K dot swivel LCD screen so you can tilt the screen up or down and frame high or low angle shots that would be otherwise hard to get. You can even tilt and swivel under the camera to take self-portrait. What I really like about this camera is that it has a wide view image on LCD until you put your eye up to the viewfinder then it shuts off the LCD and the wide view appears in the electronic viewfinder, very clever!

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Sony A65 is the world’s first DSLR to offer video capture choice at 60p, 60i or cinematic 24p as well as 50p and 25p at full 1920 x 1080 HD and the AVCHDC Codec file format means that the compressed video will give you stunning picture quality and of course it’s got a built-in stereo microphone plus a microphone input for using external Mics. It offers complete manual control, program mode, aperture-priority and shutter priority even in movie mode so you can shoot full HD movies with total control. The Smile Shutter mode of the camera automatically takes the picture when the smile happens and you can even adjust smile sensitivity. It also has Sony’s in camera Steady Shot Image Stabilization right into the body.

Check out some photos taken from Sony Alpha 65

Sony A65 offers 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratios for still images while it also has 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama Mode. 3D capture is especially impressive because as you sweep across the panorama in 3D mode the camera records separate right eye and left eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D TV. 3D files are saved as JPEG or MPO files. Sony A65 offers 8 scene modes and 11 picture effects. Sony’s A65 has a built-in TTL Flash and an accessory for adding external flashes. It’s got an in camera GPS so GEO taggers won’t even need to add an external device. After you capture all these cool images and movies watch them on HDTV directly using the HDMI port. It has a USB port so you can save files on Memory Stick PRO.

Sony has packed great class built-in leading features in A65 with a great price tag $699

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