The Alpha SLT-A65 Digital SLR Camera with DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens from Sony is a versatile and high performance DSLR that is bundled here with an 18-55mm lens which offers the 35mm equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm for wide-angle to short telephoto shooting situations. The SLT-A65 houses a 24.3MP APS-C sensor and the BIONZ image processor for particularly sharp imaging in both stills mode and Full HD 1080 video. The Sony Translucent Mirror technology allows light to hit both the image sensor and the Phase detection AF sensor at the same time, thus offering faster and more accurate autofocus as well as continuous shooting speeds of up to 10 fps at full resolution. ISO sensitivity up to 16000 enables clear shooting in low light and SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization compensates for camera shake to give you blur-free images when shooting with slower shutter speeds.
The Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder provides bright, high-resolution eye-level composition with 2359k-dot resolution and accurate colors. Camera adjustments can be viewed in real time and menu options are visible within the viewfinder. In addition, a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor with 921K-dot resolution and 100% field of view is available for composition and playback. Sunny Weather mode enables the LCD to be seen in bright light and tilt and swivel functionality lets you easily shoot at odd angles.
Full HD 1080 video capture is supported at 60i, 60p and 24p with the AVCHD progressive codec. The MP4 codec is also available to create smaller files ready for internet upload. Full manual exposure control in video mode and a built-in stereo microphone is available for professional results.
The SLT-A65 is a camera for all levels of shooters and provides full manual exposure control and dual media card slots as well as many assistive and creative functions. Auto HDR enables taking balanced shots of high contrast scenes, Sweep-panorama makes taking panorama images easy and Face Detection provides optimal camera settings when shooting portraits and group shots. Numerous Scene modes allow for auto adjustments to match the exact scene you are shooting and Picture Effects lets you add creative touches to your images. A pop-up flash is available as is a hot shoe mount for an external flash.
The DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens is a particularly compact zoom lens given its equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. The SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) responds very quickly yet focuses smoothly and silently, which is especially helpful when shooting video. Two aspherical lenses and one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element minimize aberrations for impressive image quality.