Summary: I bought this camera having fallen in love with EVF. EVF at the beginning certainly looked impressive, a lot more clearer than Nikon or Canon. But as I used the camera for a couple of months I started getting uneasy with Sony. I tried to convince myself that may be I am not taking pictures correctly etc.but finally I decided to take some loss and sell the camera/lenses and buy Nikon 7100. I would say that that is my best decision in photography.
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. product shoots), I like how the viewfinder highlights and outlines edges that are in focus.
It was ok, only because the camera arrived in good condition.
9 August 2013
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. I did research, and the battery was bad. so now i have to buy a new battery to replace the one that came with the camera.
Summary: This camera could have been wonderful, but unfortunately, it is so overloaded with useless function and special effects options, that it makes taking straightforward photographs a chore. the buttons designed to provide easy access to functions such as White-Balance, Drive Mode, Special effects, and View, are situated so that they are easy to activate accidentally, just by having the camera bounce against your body as you are walking, and unless you notice the change,...
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. I tried all combinations of shutter speed, f stops, iso settings and all on tripod with 2 second delay on timer. The only decent pictures I got were using manual focus.
Some important issues to be aware of if you are considering the A65
Armen Markarian "sookyas", Amazon
7 August 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. While I enjoy the camera very much, the presence of these issues sometimes gets in the way of enjoying the camera to its fullest extent: 1) AEL/Focus lock In multi-segment metering mode, BOTH the exposure and focus are locked when the the shutter is pressed halfway, which I...
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. Ironically, my reason for deciding this is just NOT the right camera for me is the very feature adored by other reviewers...the electronic viewfinder. If you are a traditionalist, I am not sure you will like this at all.
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. (I am certainly not a pro photographer but take alot of family, wildlife, vacation photos and would like to think there are a few great ones in there.).