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.

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