The Sony Alpha 65 single lens translucent camera features the same class-leading 24.3-million-pixel sensor as the Alpha 77, yet costs £350 less. We find out how it performs
White Balance & Colour
A colour bit depth of 23.4 bits, as measured by DxO Labs (www.dxomark.com), is very good for a camera at this level. I mainly used the standard colour mode because in good light the colours are punchy and vivid. Sony Alpha cameras, including the Alpha 65, typically show a strong rendition of greens and blues, which is great for landscape use.
There are several picture effects for the creative use of colour, including pop color, posterization (color or black & white), partial color (with yellow, red, green or blue options), high-contrast mono and rich-tone mono. All the picture effects are available in JPEG format only because in-camera processing is applied.
White balance is accurate enough in virtually all situations, and taking a custom white balance reading is a quick process