Excerpt: As a photo hobbyist, this camera has not let me down. The kit lens are acceptable, but I upgraded to better glass with even better results. Several of my prints have received awards with many getting the comments like "WOW, that's a great picture". I've effectively used the 10 frames a second continuous shooting feature to capture some sequenced actions shots that told the story with great emotion.
Summary: I consider myself a novice when it comes to photograph although I've been taking pictures as an amateur for decades now. So, I wanted a nice DSLR (smart) camera that can take nice pictures and videos without having to do too much in terms of adjustment in the process. After some extensive research, I decided to settle for the Sony A65V for a couple of reasons, first, the price has stabilized in the past year or so compared to other cameras on the market with the same...
Summary: I bought this for my wife to upgrade from her A700. Her first DSLR was an A100 and all have been excellent cameras. She likes the A65 because it is a little smaller and lighter. Her main interest is wildlife and insect life and I think this camera will work out well. The 10fps will really help with the hummingbirds and dragonflies. So far it has performed flawlessly. Very fast to auto focus.
Summary: Fun and fast camera. It should not be listed as a "SLR" though. It is a "SLT". You gain quite a bit of speed using an SLT but do lose image quality in some areas. If you are using strobes, this camera is a pain to sync.
Summary: I had a Sony A55 for just over two years. Unfortunately it failed twice and I've had to send it out for several weeks to a repair shop both times. I do think this is unusual and it is the first camera I've ever had that failed on me. I decided to step up to the A65 and keep the A55 as a backup. I'm a little miffed at Sony for the poor A55 reliability but I do think it isn't common. I'd have a hard time switching away from Sony.
Keith R. Bridgman "Keith ' Backcountry ' Brid..., Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: My old Sony A100, which has served me well for several years, was due for an upgrade. I did a fair amount of research on cameras in the Sony brand and began to lock in on the A65. The features it contains fit my style of photography very well...which includes just about everything from nature and landscape to events and people, and the price fell within my budget.
Excerpt: Its been a year since I got the Sony SLT-A65, and I have really enjoyed using the camera. I moved up from a compact camera the Canon S90. After many weeks of research online, the shortlist came down to the Canon 60D and the SLT-A65. I was a little unsure of the Sony DSLR lineup but now I am really comfortable with a full Sony system.
Excerpt: I also own an A55 and this replaced my A100. I really like this camera. It's IQ is outstanding especially below iso 1600. It is equal to the A55 at iso 1600 and above which means it's good for an APS-C camera if not outstanding. Since 95% of my photography is below iso 3200 and never above iso 3200 it fits my needs perfectly in that regard. That said a good 8x10 can be made from an iso 6400 photo.