Sony a65 DSLR Camera Body
Just got the Sony a65 yesterday and went out into NYC's Central Park mid-morning when the lighting would be varied and challenging. I had been using the a55 and had hoped that the a65 would be the next model in the Sony evolution. Not so, the a65 is heavier and bigger than the a55, and it is actually the smaller sibling of the a77. That said, once I actually carried the a65 around a bit, the increase in weight didn't seem to be a bother. The body fits nicely into the right hand and all of the controls were easily accessed, as fingers naturally fall almost on top of them. Nice Sony! The camera is well-balanced with lenses attached. I appreciated a dedicated lower right hand compartment for the SDHCcard on the right side of the camera, instead of having to go into a shared compartment with the battery. In fact, all doors and compartments are very well thought out, tidy and compact and easy to access. The shutter is quick and a bit more muffled than on the a55. The sweep is smooth (however, it could be smoother-and will probably be so in a generation or two). The capture is excellent, as even slowly moving objects weren't cut into pieces. Using the a65, it felt as if the camera had a mind of its own and wanted to do the best in any setting (you'll know what I mean when you get your hands on one). The new viewfinder is excellent and a step up from the a55. It did have some trouble in low lit situations. The sensors are excellent in the camera. I got the best colour saturation and tone of any camera that I've used so far. Also, it holds areas better that traditionally get blown out from too wide a tonal range. The images on the computer are wonderful. The detail, colour saturation and tone are truly a step up in camera evolution. These images will definitely take away a lot of the work in photoshop. As I travel back and forth to Ireland, weight is a definite factor for me and hopefully Sony will come out with the next model up from the a55. That said, I am still very happy with the a65 and it will be my street camera here in NYC and my carry-on for the hills of Donegal. Thanks, Sony.
October 22, 2011
great camera with poor quality
Bought the A65, great camera but broke after six months. Sent back to Sony 3 times before they replaced it. I've had the new A65 for 13 months and now it's broken. I love the camera and I own a multitude of Sony products ( including an A350 still ) but this quality sucks. I'm waiting to see what Sony says before I switch all my equipment to Nikon.
November 7, 2013
Liked so much, I bought two A-65's
No need to ever buy a new camera. Works well with 70/400 telephoto lens. Works good with 2.8/20 fisheye lens. It gives me total control, I call it real time photography. Sony has great gear. I will buy the Sony name every time because Sony says to me; real, really good stuff!
September 24, 2013
I love this camera 5***** all the way
I had a Canon Ti2 before I bought this camera because of the 24 Megapixel, 10 pictures at a time and landscape mode, great for night pictures, and Im a Sony fan now!!!!
September 15, 2013