Summary: I have taken several hundred photos with this camera and 99% are indoor under artificial lights with on camera flash, raw, portrait orientation and ISO at 200 so these would be limiting factors for this review. I have been able to use and compare the Nikon D5200 and D7100 under similar conditions.
Summary: Ordered this to go with a brand new Sony 70-400 lens. No other lens used, so cannot separate good product from bad(camera or lens?). Picture IQ is non-existent. Simple shots of songbirds twenty feet away are blurry and no where near focused. This package should produce tack sharp pictures.
Some important issues to be aware of if you are considering the A65
Armen Markarian, Amazon
2 May 2012
Summary: While there are a number of informative reviews here about the Alpha-65, I wanted to include a number of important (at least to me) issues with the camera that I had not come across in other reviews.
It was ok, only because the camera arrived in good condition.
27 April 2012
Summary: when i received the package it wasnt bad. The camera box was a little worn, looked like it was put away and forgotten about. So, i tried the camera out and it wouldnt work. I wondered why, i put it back to charge, thinking i might not have fully charged it. Well the charger starting blinking.
Summary: A professional photographer, I acquired a Sony A-65V as a second body. The A-65V is indeed a nice camera...impressive given it is an baseline consumer model. Perhaps my favorite feature: Shooting in full Manual mode, doing tripod based work (e.g.
Summary: Given the rather detailed reviews above (which I think are excellent, by the way), I don't need to say a whole lot about this camera. I purchased it a couple of days ago, and I will be returning it this coming week.
Summary: I bought this camera at Christmas 2011 with the standard 18-55 kit lens SAL 1855. I have used Sony digital cameras since 2000 and have always been delighted with the quality of the camera, autmatic and manual functionalities and the pictures themselves.
Summary: Ok, first of all let me start off by saying I am a Sony SLT fan. I have an A55 for over a year but I dropped it hence I upgraded to the A65. The key advantages of this camera is that it uses the same OLED viewfinder found in the A77.