Summary: Not only that, but the A65 adds built-in GPS to embed location info into each photo. It locks onto satellites quickly, says Reavely at TechRadar.com, only struggling indoors or between tall buildings as most other cameras do. "You can then use the bundled software to view your images on a map, or -- if you own a Bravia TV -- use the Photo Map function.
Conclusion: The Alpha 65 hits the sweet spot of advanced technology and a reasonable price for serious photography enthusiasts. It has a lot of features, yet it’s still easy to use and produces great results.
Pros: High resolution, detailed images. Fast continuous shooting rate. Full-time AF for live view/video.
Excerpt: If you are looking for some extraordinary resolution and amazing continuous shooting speed, look no further than a Sony Alpha SLT-A65. This entry-level DSLR camera gives you those features and many more in an effort to make your photography efforts produce stunning pictures, great videos and some wonderful memories. The Sony Alpha SLT-A65 easily wins our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award.
Pros: You get an amazing continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second.
Cons: It would be great if the ISO range could be expanded.
Conclusion: The 24-megapixel Sony Alpha 65 is capable of shooting at a blazing fast 9 frames per second, but is held back by a kit lens that simply can't match the quality of the high-resolution image sensor.
Pros: Shoots at 9 frames per second. High resolution. Fast autofocus. Excellent OLED EVF. Built-in GPS.
Cons: No optical finder. Low-quality kit lens. Performance suffers with slower memory cards.
Conclusion: The Alpha 65 is very well-specified in comparison to its rivals, matching or exceeding the competition's feature-sets in many respects. It's pricier, but we feel the impressive stack of high-end features that this camera has to offer more than outweigh its cost.
Summary: The Alpha 65 is a great mid-price DSLR that provides high levels of performance, particularly when it comes to AF and frame advance that hasn't really been seen in a camera of this class before. The image quality is excellent, delivering excellent detail, though it can't quite compete at the higher regions of the ISO range with the competition.
Summary: The Sony SLT-A65 is an exceptionally well specified camera for its class. The 24MP CMOS sensor, the OLED EVF and the 10fps continuous mode are real stand-out features in the mid-level bracket of the market. Add the well thought-out ergonomics to that and you got yourself a camera that is a pleasure and fun to use in almost any shooting situation.
Pros: Excellent 2.4 million-dot OLED EVF, Versatile full-time live view system, Very high-resolution 24MP CMOS APS-Csensor, Strong feature set including Auto HDR and Sweep Panorama, Class-leading video resolution, Intuitive and well thought-out ergonomics, Fast and responsive operation, Fastest continuous shooting in its class, Efficient SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system, In-camera GPS, Good battery life, Attractive price point
Cons: In-camera JPEGs don't show off the 24MP sensor to its best extent, Comparatively strong noise reduction at medium and high ISO settings, Very noisy raw files at high ISO settings, Little control over high ISO noise reduction in JPEG mode ('auto' or 'weak'), Limited control in 10 fps continuous shooting and movie modes, No live view in 8 or 10 fps continuous shooting modes makes accurate panning very difficult, Slightly 'laggy' menu system and UI, Slightly counterintui...