Sony A65

As you might expect, the A77's little brother shares many of the same familial traits. It uses the same combo of a 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ processor. It also carries over the OLED Tru-Finder, the high-end video capabilities and, of course, the translucent mirror.

There are some things missing in order to make up for its cheaper $900 price tag. Instead of 19 AF points, the A65 has 15 total with just three cross-type sensors. It also gets 10 FPS with full-time phase detection AF while the A77 gets 12. The lowest ISO setting is 100, compared to the A77's 50 and its 921k dot LCD screen only rotates in two directions instead of three.

Standout Spec: With a maximum burst rate of 10 FPS, this entry-level body is great for sports or other fast action.

Product Specifications

Camera Category: Entry-level DSLR, Mid-level DSLR
Sensor Size: APS-C
Sensor Type: CMOS
Megapixels: 24.3
Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 second
Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
Bulb Mode: Yes
Live View: Yes
Image Processor: Bionz
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
AF Points: 15
Display Type: LCD
Display Size: 3.0 inches
Display Resolution: 921600 pixels
Articulating Display: Yes
Minimum ISO: 100 ISO
Maximum ISO: 16000 ISO
Burst Rate: 10.00 fps
Self-Cleaning Sensor: Yes
In-Body Image Stabilization: Yes
Pop-Up Flash: Yes
Media Type: Secure Digital (SD)
Video Capture: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution: 1080p
AF in Video Mode: Yes
HDMI Port: Yes
Wireless Flash Trigger: No
Remote Capture: Yes
Height: 3.8 inches
Depth: 3.2 inches
Width: 5.3 inches
Weight: 19 ounces
Price: $800.00
Touch Screen: No
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