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Sony Alpha A65V Specifications

Sony Alpha A65V (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A65VK

General

  • Depth
    3.2 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    24.3 Megapixel
  • Enclosure Material
    magnesium alloy
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    24700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    24300000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Recognition, Smile Capture, Smile Shutter
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, MPO, RAW + JPEG, RAW
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    10
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100 - 16000, ISO auto (100-1600)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority, bulb
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, macro, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Landscape, Soft High-key, Miniature, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color, Pop Color, Portrait, High contrast monochrome, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade, daylight
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV -2-17 (ISO 100)

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Lens System

  • Type
    Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    DT SAM II, DT SAM
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    7
  • Element Qty
    8
  • Filter Size
    55 mm
  • Lens Brand
    Sony
  • Lens Included
    DT 18-55mm lens
  • Features
    ED glass, Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM), aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color Category
    black

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    6000 x 4000
    4240 x 2832
    3008 x 2000
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 17Mbps
    H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    OLED
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.5 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    2359296 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - OLED

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 8 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, 3D Sweep Panorama technology, NR Slow Shutter, AF lock, Quick AF Full HD movie recording, AUTO+ (Advanced AUTO) mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Shade Correction, BRAVIA Sync function, Smart Teleconverter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Translucent Mirror technology, AE lock, automatic display brightness adjustment, High ISO NR, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, LCD live view mode, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, peripheral illumination correction, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, PhotoTV HD, Face Recognition

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 510 shots (EVF on)
    Photo shooting - 560 shots (LCD Monitor on)
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included), 1 x Sony NP-FM500H Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista SP2
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a
  • Model
    SLT-A65VK, SLT-A65VL
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode, movie recording
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    10 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 8 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100 - 16000, ISO auto (100-1600)
  • ISO (Max)
    16000
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, MPO, RAW + JPEG, RAW
  • Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Landscape, Soft High-key, Miniature, Sunset, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color, Pop Color, Portrait, High contrast monochrome, Posterization, Retro, Rich-tone monochrome
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Recognition, Smile Capture, Smile Shutter
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    24p Cinema Mode, 3D Sweep Panorama technology, NR Slow Shutter, AF lock, Quick AF Full HD movie recording, AUTO+ (Advanced AUTO) mode, Quick AF Live View, RGB primary color filter, Shade Correction, BRAVIA Sync function, Smart Teleconverter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Translucent Mirror technology, AE lock, automatic display brightness adjustment, High ISO NR, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, LCD live view mode, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, peripheral illumination correction, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, PhotoTV HD, Face Recognition

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (SteadyShot INSIDE)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    1200
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority, bulb
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, macro, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV -2-17
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade, daylight
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    15
  • AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
  • Auto Focus Features
    Predictive Focus Control

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5.2 in
  • Height
    3.9 in, 3.8 in
  • Weight
    19.15 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    24.3 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    24700000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    24300000 pixels
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Navigation
    GPS receiver
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Magnification
    1.09x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -4 to +3

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Alpha A65V (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: SLT-A65VK
MSRP: $999.99 Low Price: $1,097.79 See all prices