Take that creative leap with SLT-A65. Enjoy rapid 10fps with Sonys revolutionary Translucent Mirror Technology that lets you capture exceptional 24.3MP quality images and Full HD movies every time! Along with its enhanced picture effects, now you can express your creativity in more ways than one.
Shoot exceptionally rich images
Sony's new proprietary Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (APS-C size), lets you capture stunning images brimming with exceptionally rich detail at an astounding 24.3-megapixel* resolution. Complementing this ultra-high resolution is an extra large sensor size that raises sensitivity in low-light conditions and strengthens background defocusing effects. Giving you nothing but picture-perfect quality every time.
World's First* XGA OLED Viewfinder
Get a clearer perspective
See the world through the eyes of a65's XGA OLED Tru-Finder. A world's first*, it displays every scene with incredible contrast, clarity and colour accuracy. Easy on your eyes, it makes viewing under any type of lighting almost effortless – automatically adjusting to dark or bright sunlight scenes.
Among interchangeable-lens camera with APS-C size sensors as of August 2011.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder
10 fps Continuous Shooting With Quick AF
Capture more moments per second
Shoot up to 10 images at full 24.3-megapixel* resolution all in a single second. Even at maximum 10fps continuous shooting speed, your subjects will stay sharply focused thanks to the supreme speed and precision of accelerated full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing and Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology. Now you can capture every fleeting moment, in all types of situations effortlessly, with professional-looking results.
With Translucent Mirror Technology
In Sony's SLT cameras, the Translucent mirror stays in place, allowing light to reach both the image sensor and phase-detection AF sensor simultaneously. Without the need for the mirror to flip back into position before the next shot, the SLT-A65 is able to achieve ultra-fast response of up to 10 fps with full-time, high-speed AF detection. Moving subjects are always kept in focus.
With regular DSLR Technology
In regular DSLR cameras, the mirror flips upward and downward for image capture, causing blackout time with every shot you take.
Effective pixels (approx.)
Notes: Continuous shooting speed may be depending on shooting conditions. In Continuous Priority AE Mode, the aperture is fixed at F3.5 or the maximum aperture of the lens, whichever is smaller. Continuous shooting speed (fps) lowers when high ISO NR function is On.
Enhanced Picture Effect
Create your own works of art
Explore endless creative possibilities with 11 picture effect modes (up to 15 effects) including 4 new ones: HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature. Simply use these innovative effects to transform your still images and movies into stunning works of art by adjusting camera parameters and applying advanced image processing techniques like masking and compositing.
HD Movie with Continuous AF
Record sharper, crisper movies
Unlike most interchangeable lens cameras which employ standard contrast-detection autofocusing when shooting movies, a65 delivers superior speed and precision of full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing during HD movie shooting – so you get sharper, clearer footages every time. You can even choose to shoot your videos in super smooth 60p (50p)* or cinematic 24p (25)* in Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. And also enjoy greater creative control with shutter priority, aperture priority, manual mode and more – for a superb movie experience unlike any other.
15-Point AF System With 3 Cross Sensors
The new phase-detection autofocusing system increases your framing freedom and keep moving subjects in focus. You'll also enjoy more reliable and accurate tracking.
Approx. 0.05 sec. minimum release time lag
The electronic front curtain shutter in the image sensor slashes shutter release time to 0.05 seconds (approx.). So you can capture crucial moments with absolute confidence.
High Sensitivity Settings Up To ISO 16000
With the extremely high ISO sensitivity and wide ranging settings from 100 to 16000, shooting high quality images in any condition is easy.
BIONZ™ Image Processing Engine
Sony's lightning-fast BIONZ generates stunning images from the raw data captured by the Exmor™ CMOS image sensor. Giving you extremely accurate colours with rich tones.
SteadyShot™ INSIDE Image Stabilization
The advanced image stabilisation cuts down the camera-shake blur of handheld shooting and offers effective image stabilisation for any mounted A-mount system.
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD 60p (50p) Movies
With the new AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) format, you can now capture Full HD movies at 60 (50)* fps. So you get beautiful 1920 x 1080 pixel footage every time.
Audio Noise Reduction
Enjoy exceptional audio quality with the high-performance stereo microphone on the mirror housing and advanced noise reduction.
24p (25p)* Cinema-Like Expression
Hollywood films are traditionally captured at 24 (25)* fps. Now you can capture your movies at the same frame rate for added drama and quality.
Interchangeable Lens Freedom
Expand your creative freedom with almost any a system A-mount lens and continue enjoying the benefits of high-speed, high-precision, phase-detection AF.
Full Manual Movie Shooting
Enjoy greater flexibility when shooting your movies with full manual control. Adjust background blur and control exposure to achieve brightness and dynamism with ease.
One-Touch Movie Access
Switch from photography mode to movie-making mode with a press of the Movie button. You'll never miss another movie-making opportunity again.
Crystal Clear 921,699-Dot Tilt LCD Monitor
Achieve an easier viewing angle when capturing images or videos with the tiltable LCD monitor.
The grip of a65 is ergonomically designed to fit your hand comfortably and contribute to a steadier grasp.
Shot Result Preview
Preview how your shots will look with your applied settings on the LCD monitor or viewfinder before shooting.
Newly Enhanced Picture Effect
Choose from 11 customisable Picture Effect modes to transform your photos and movies into stunning works of art.
||Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
||Sony A-mount lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses
||23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C type), Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filter
|No. of Pixels
||Total: 24.7 megapixels; Effective: 24.3 megapixels
||Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift mechanism
||Auto, ISO 100 to 16000 (in 1-stop increments, Recommended Exposure Index)
||Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory card, SDHC Memory card, SDXC Memory card
||JPEG (DCF2.0, Exif 2.3), RAW (ARW 2.3 format), RAW + JPEG, 3D still image MPO
|Image Size (Aspect ratio 3:2)
||L(24M): 6,000 x 4,000; M(12M): 4,240 x 2,832; S(6M): 3,008 x 2,000
|Image Size (Aspect ratio 16:9)
||L(20M): 6,000 x 3,376; M(10M): 4,240 x 2,400; S(5.1M): 3,008 x 1,688
|Sweep Panorama (Wide)
||Horizontal(23M): 12,416 x 1,856; Vertical(12M): 2,160 x 5,536
|Sweep Panorama (Standard)
||Horizontal(15M): 8,192 x 1,856; Vertical(8.4M): 2,160 x 3,872
|3D Sweep Panorama (Wide)
||(7.7 M): 7,152 x 1,080
|3D Sweep Panorama (Standard)
||(5.3 M): 4,912 x 1,080; 16:9 (2.1 M): 1,920 x 1,080
||sRGB, Adobe RGB
|Image Quality Modes
||Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
||Long Exposure: Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO: High / Normal / Low
||Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
||Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, Saturation, Sharpness
||Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff. (1 - 6EV in 1EV steps)
||Off / Auto
||AVCHD / MP4
|Image Size (AVCHD)
||1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
|Image Size (MP4)
||1,440 x 1,080 (25 fps / Average bit rate 12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (25 fps / Average bit rate 3 Mbps)
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900k with 15-step, C. Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom, AWB micro adjustment
SteadyShot INSIDE (Image Stabilization)
||Image-sensor shift mechanism
||Approx. 2.5 - 4.5 EV decrease in shutter speed (varies according to conditions and lens used)
||3.0-inch (100% field of view), 921,600-dot TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
||Single-shot AF, Auto AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
||Focus areas selection (wide area / 15-point local frame selection / fixed centre spot focus), predictive focus for moving subjects, auto-tracking focus point, focus lock
||TTL phase-detection system
||-1EV - 18EV, ISO 100 equivalent
||Range: 1 - 5m
||AUTO, Flash Off, AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D), Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual
||Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night view / Night portrait, Hand-held Twilight
||1200-zone evaluative metering
||Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
||2EV - 17EV, ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens
||+/- 3EV (1/3 EV increments)
||Built-in Auto Pop-up
|Flash Metering and Control
||ADI/ Pre- flash TTL flash
||18mm (focal length printed on lens)
||Auto (Flash-off), Auto, Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear Sync, Slow sync, High-speed sync*, Wireless* *Requires compatible external flash
||GN 10 (in meters at ISO 100)
||+/- 2EV (1/3 EV increments)
||Approx. 3 seconds
||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
||1/4000 sec. - 30 sec., bulb
|Flash Sync Speed
||Electronic viewfinder (color)
||1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity)
||Approx. 27mm from the eyepiece lens, 22mm from the eyepiece frame (CIPA Standard)
||-4.0 to +3.0m
||3 continuous exposures selectable, in 0.3 or 0.7-stop increment
|White Balance Bracketing
||3 frames, H/L selectable
|Continuous Shooting Rate
||Up to 10 fps in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode, Up to 8 fps in Continuous mode
|Continuous Shooting Limit
||Fine: 18 frames, Standard: 18 frames, RAW: 13 frames, RAW+JPEG: 11 frames (Fine: 17 frames, Standard: 18 frames on Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)
||10 sec., 2 sec.
|Printing Output Control
||Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
||Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
|External Power Source
||AC adaptor - AC-PW10AM (optional)
||Approx. 510 shots(EVF) / Approx. 560 shots(LCD) (CIPA measurement)
||USB2.0 Hi-Speed (mass storage mode / MTP mode)
||HDMI mini connector
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm (excl. protrusions)
||Approx. 543g (not including battery, memory card or accessories)