The Alpha SLT-A65 DSLR Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens from Sony is a DSLR kit with a multitude of features, the first of which being the included 18-135 mm zoom lens for use right from day one. If you're looking for state of the art elements, the SLT-A65 camera has them. Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology system is one for starters. This technology allows the camera to both shoot and focus simultaneously with speed and accuracy by directing light to the image sensor and the Phase Detection AF sensor. Another huge advantage to the camera - perhaps the most notable - is the 24.3Mp APS-C sensor - this gives you the ability to make huge prints and to experience detail that's absolutely outstanding.
What else, you ask? Well, let's see, how do you feel about an OLED electronic viewfinder or shooting at 10 frames per second? How about HD movies with full manual control? Or the ability to utilize Live View with both the viewfinder and the 3.0" LCD? The SLT-A65 gives you the options you need to take your photos and videos to the next level. When it comes to low-light or night scenes the SLT-A65 doesn't leave you in the dark. The built-in flash allows for spur of the moment or snapshot capture, while the integrated hot shoe lets you add on flashes or other flash accessories.
The camera's APS-C sensor works with the BIONZ image processor to ensure that whatever you're shooting, the results are stunning and efficiently processed. These systems also work together to reduce noise and enable fast, continuous shooting such as is necessary to shoot 10 frames per second or for 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6-image layering.
No matter what you're shooting - video or stills - every file is stored to external memory in one of the two media slots. Dual media slots help you to shoot longer and provide you with the option of storing two different cards at once. Fill one with Memory Stick media perhaps and the other with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards if you feel like it.
Your image making is also afforded flexibility thanks to any of the numerous shooting modes and functions. Full-Time Phase Detection AF, for instance, ensures accurate auto focus no matter how you're shooting - even when in HD Movie and Live View modes. Additionally, Full-Time Live View for the LCD or electronic viewfinder ensures that what you view on the screen is what you'll get on the finished file. That means white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure, and framing all are accurately reproduced before you shoot the image.
Other ways that the SLT-A65 enhances and expands your creativity include a short lag time, Object Tracking AF for keeping moving objects in focus, and Multi-Frame NR for shooting successfully in low-light without a flash. Graphic Display, the Dynamic Range Optimizer, SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization, and a built-in GPS are just a few of the many other ways in which the A65 ensures that a full breadth of creative options is at your disposal each and every time you shoot.
Versatile and compact, the included 18-135mm lens is the perfect complement to the high quality SLT-A65. With its large focal range, it will cover almost any shooting need you have and its smooth autofocus motor is quiet and fluid which is especially useful when recording video. Combined, the SLT-A65 and the Sony 18-135mm lens provide you with high speed, quality images from a manageable, multi-function, easy to use camera system.