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SonyAlpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
  • Image stabilization (13)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Large clear LCD (11)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Family photos (13)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Sports/action (8)
  • Wildlife (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (5)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

Excellent camera.

By HFS

from Westland, Mi.

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

    I use this camera and lens in macro a lot and find it does a nice job for me. I have fairly large hands and prefer this size camera to the new e mount Sony cameras. I recently bought a Nikon D3200 and I like the Sony a65 better. I am not using it professionally so it more than meets my needs!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excelent!!!!

    By Héctor Delgado

    from Miami

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • Noisy At High ISO

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

    I'm a professional photographer and the A65 is an excellent camera for its value and performance. I always buy at B & H for the safety and professionalism of this store.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    THE CAMERA I WAS AFRAID OF. SONY A65V

    By STAN

    from LANGSTON RD. PERRY GA,

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

    AT FIRST I TOUGHT YHAT SONY A65V WAS TO MUCH FOR MY KONW HOW. IT WAS FOR PROFETIONAL PEAPLE NOT ME.AFTER I ANWRAPED THE CAMERA, WHICH WAS NEATLY PAKED. I OPEN THE INSTRUCTION MANUEL.DURING ABATTERY CHARGE, I WAS READIN MANUEL AND GETING FAMILIAR WITH MY A65V CAMERA, PLAYING WITH ALL THE BUTTONS. I INSERT THE BATTERY, POINEDATMY TV AND SNAPET THE PICTURE. IT WASSUSSES.WITH IN FEWDAYS I WAS PROUD OF MY SELF THAT I CAN HANDLE THE SO SAPHISTICATED CAMARA BY MY SELF.I DON'T KNOALL YET , WHAT I FOUND OUT IT IS EASY TO READ EXICUTE AND HANDLE SONY A65V CAMERA. NEXST MONTH YOU MAY CALL ME "STAN THE PROFESIONAL CAMERA MAN"

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Camera and Feature Set for the $$

    By BC Chaz

    from Big Canoe, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

      Perfect for Travel. The 18-135 lens is 90% of what I need. Camera weight and balance is good.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best Sony yet

      By Harleyralph

      from mountain View CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Battery Life Is Marginal

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

      I have a A100 already and lenses that I used on my Minolta, Am very happy with it but wanted a preview back that swiveled around for low and high shots...SO I got this A65 because it had many things that I wanted. Like 10 frames a second etc, So far I'm very happy with my results, in fact Am amazed with the video and just all around shots..

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      • No

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      5.0

      Best Camera we've ever had!

      By D&DQ

      from Golden Colorado

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • This Is Our Go To Camera
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

        The shutter response is wonderful! We are getting shots we never got before. The clarity and functions make this a first class system but even as novices we can utilize the cameras great features. The feel and balance make it easy to handle even with the large lens.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Very responsive

        By Big Blue

        from Berwyn, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • Noisy At High ISO

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

        I bought this to replace my Konica-Minolta D7 with Minolta AF 24-105 lens. I was expecting some major technology improvements. I was not expecting this camera to be superior in every important aspect... which I find it is.For me the key point is the responsiveness of this camera. At a dolphin show, I found I was consistently catching the animals in the air despite having no indication of where they would come out of the water. This camera acts as an extension of my arm, with apparently instantaneous shutter response.I was expecting some negatives due to the electronic vs. optical viewfinder. I find the electronic viewfinder is superior to the optical on the D7. I particularly like the level indicator, which is basically impossible to provide in an optical finder.The low light performance probably doesn't match a new Nikon, but this camera has the ability to combine multiple high-ISO shots to give a remarkably low-noise composite. It works.I have found the battery life not to be a problem, despite the electronic viewfinder.I was expecting some compromise with the lens versus the old Minolta. Not so. This 18-135 is faster, lighter, allows manual fine-tuning of the focus, has a greater zoom range, and yields better contrast. The only negative is the larger size.Yes, the camera works fine with my collection of old Minolta AF lenses.At $ for camera and 18-135 lens, this is a steal.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great Camera

        By JASM

        from Lima, Peru

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

        I Use in my houese, in the beach and another places

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        very satisfied by this product

        By Vero 123

        from NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

          very happy with my new camera. Making great pictures with it.
          It's a bit heavy compared to the smaller cameras I had before but the quality difference worth the additional weight.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          love my camera

          By Paul the artist

          from Carrollton, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

            I have used Sony products for a couple of years and love my new SLT-A65, I take a lot of photos to use as an artist. Color, Clearity, speed, and easy to use make this camera a winner.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great Features / Easy to use

            By RFonseca

            from Sao Paulo / Brazil

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Poor Grip
            • Weight

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

            This camera is amazing and worths every penny. It has everything that Canon and Nikon offers, but with a better user interface.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Super Camera

            By Hank

            from Manistee, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

              I bought an A33 when they first came out and thought it was the best camera I ever owned, now I upgraded to an A65 with an 18-135 lens and fine it to be an easy camera to use, color balance in daylight or indoors is very good, The battery lasted for 285 shots at 24 megapixel without slowing down or overheating. Sony is so far advanced in front of any other brands technology that I have full confidence in using it in wedding photography without fear of not getting the shot. I have been doing wedding photography for 49 years and have owned all brands of cameras and find only two, Sony and Pentax that meet my standards for ruggedness and excellence in workmanship.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Everything I expected

              By machonRv

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Effects
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

              I use to take videos, and from videos I capture images. Now no more. This camera has almost all the effects that I do in my videos and images. It is fairly easy to get to know the different features once you read the manual. For my purpose, everything is good !!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good image, easy handling!

              By Keno

              from Santiago, Chile

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

              • Noisy At High ISO

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

              The camera has the perfect weight, very easy to use. I bought the 18-135 and the 50mm DT 1.8 SAM lens. Both works incredible, the perfect combination.!
              The big trouble? a little noise at high ISO
              Good job Sony!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent camera

              By vioarc

              from Clarksville, TN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

                I use the camera for architectural photography.
                Great features: The level in the viewfinder works perfectly for me. Battery life is great.
                Not so great: Camera has more features than I will ever use.
                Results: Exterior and interior images are stunning.
                Note: Shutter can be heard even though mirror does not flip up and down.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Camera

                By Bob

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

                  I prefer this camera than my Nikon D7000 and canon 7D. It is light weight and perfect for hike.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Superb camera!

                  By Cupcake

                  from Orlando

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Sony Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens:

                    Love the picture quality and handling of the camera! It is very user friendly!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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