The Sony α65 is a 25-megapixel mirrorless compact camera with an APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor. Its size (it only weighs one pound) and versatility make it great for traveling, sports, and adventure photography. With a native ISO range of 1–256 that can be extended up to 512, it’s excellent for all light conditions, including super low light. The BIONZ X image processor makes it fast, too—get a speed of up to 11 fps and continuous shooting of up to 37 shots. There’s also enough space for 3 JPEGs or 17 RAW files.
The speedy 4D autofocus system has 425 points and 196 phase detection points, and with the TouchPad function on the LCD, you can shift the focus point on the touchscreen while you simultaneously look through the viewfinder. Five-axis stabilization minimizes camera shake, including angular shift and rotational shake.
Use your favorite lens thanks to the versatility of the E-mount. A short flange-back distance makes this camera compatible with a variety of lenses, including E-mount, FE-mount, A-mount with an adaptor, and many other lenses with third-party adaptors.
Compose images on either the XGA OLED viewfinder or the 3.-inch tilting TFT LCD. You can also use both: select focus points on the touchscreen and observe your changes on the viewfinder in real time. This camera also has two S-Log3 profiles, both of which allow for up to a 13 percent greater dynamic range. When you need a flash, rely on the built-in or attach a hot shoe flash.
The Sony α65 has internal recording capabilities at up to 1mbps, written to SD. Video is UHD 4K at 3 fps and generated from oversampling, creating the look of 6K without any pixel binning, and approximating the look of Super 35mm film. Full HD 18 is also possible at up to 12 fps. Connect an external recording device via HDMI Micro (Type D) at 8-bit with 4:2:2 sampling. There’s a built-in stereo mic or, for professional quality audio, you can connect an external mic via 3.5mm microphone jack. Other ports include a micro USB and USB 2..
The body is rugged and weather sealed, making it possible to shoot in adverse conditions. A rechargeable battery will last up to 35 shots per charge with the viewfinder or 4 using the LCD, which means you’ll have more time to get the shot. One memory card slot is compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards. Built-in WiFi and NFC (near field communication) help you share images with your smart devices or turn them into remote controls. Still photo format is JPEG or RAW, and video formats are AVCHD Ver. 2., MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,
and XAVC S.
- Camera Type: Mirrorless
- Sensor: 25MP APS-C Exmor CMOS
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2; 16:9
- Exposure Modes: AUTO (iAuto/Superior Auto); Programmed AE (P); Aperture priority (A); Shutter-speed priority (S); Manual (M); ISO Range: 1–256 | Expandable to 512 Display Size: 3. inches
- Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift; 5-Axis
- File Format: Stills—JPEG; RAW | Video— AVCHD Ver. 2.; MP4; MPEG-4; AVC/H.264; XAVC S
- Weight: 1 pound
- Weather Resistant: Yes
- Built-in Flash: Yes Battery: NP-FW5 rechargeable lithium-ion Connectivity: Micro-USB | USB 2. | HDMI Micro (Type D) | 3.5mm microphone