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5

Sony Alpha 65


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£869.00

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

Metering

Sony uses its trusted 1,200-zone metering system in its SLT cameras and the Alpha 65 is no exception. In the majority of situations, the evaluative system meters very accurately. For critical metering, I find spot somewhat limiting because it works in line with the AF points in the central part of the frame. For subjects at the edge of the frame, I find dialling in exposure compensation a quicker and better method than spot metering to ensure an accurate exposure.

 

  • Video: AVCHD: 1920x1080 pixels (at 50fps or 25fps PAL)
  • Built-in Flash: Yes – GN 12m @ ISO 100
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC or Memory Stick Pro Duo
  • Viewfinder Type: 2.359-million-dot XGA OLED electronic, 100% FOV
  • LCD: 3in LCD with 921,600 dots, tilted and articulated
  • AF Points: 15-point with 3 cross-type, auto or manually selectable
  • White Balance Bracket: Auto, 6 presets, Kelvin, plus custom setting
  • Focal Length Mag: 1.5x
  • Sensor: 24.3-million-effective-pixel HD CMOS sensor
  • Exposure Modes: Auto, auto+, PASM and 8 scene modes
  • Weight: 622g approx (including battery and card/s)
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion NP-FM500H battery
  • Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec in 1⁄3EV steps plus bulb
  • File Format: Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
  • Dimensions: 132x97x81mm
  • Drive Mode: 10fps in high-speed mode, 8fps continuous high
  • Metering System: 1,200-zone evaluative metering, centreweighted and fixed centre spot
  • Lens Mount: Sony Alpha mount
  • RRP: £869 (with 18-55mm kit lens)
  • Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1⁄3EV or 1/2EV steps
  • ISO: ISO 100-16,000
  • Tested as: Low-end enthusiast-level SLT

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