Sony Alpha SLT-A65

The Good Huge range of features including auto HDR and GPS. Excellent-quality EVF. Very fast continuous shooting speed.

The Bad Images at 100 per cent magnification aren't particularly crisp or detailed. Camera can lag and freeze on occasion.

The Bottom Line While most people definitely don't need a 24-megapixel camera, the Sony A65 has a range of other features that will attract photographers in droves.

Editors' Rating
8.2 Overall

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Review

Sony Alpha SLT-A65

Need the baddest digital SLR around? Even though we've long ago dispelled the megapixel myth, there are some photographers who abide by the mantra that bigger is better.

How does a 24-megapixel consumer SLR sound to you, then?

Design and features

The A65 is that beast, sporting an almost-ridiculous 24 megapixels on its Exmor APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. Like the earlier SLT-branded Alpha cameras, the A65 is not technically an SLR. It uses translucent mirror technology, which allows these cameras to shoot a lot faster than traditional SLRs and focus quickly as well, thanks to the special pellicle mirror that simultaneously sends light to the image sensor and to an AF sensor. No moving mirror means no blackout time when the photo is taken, among other advantages.

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