Summary: This is a excellent camera and it takes great pictures. I recommend getting one of the after-market manuals for the model. It is a complex device with many features and capabilities. But it works great, even in the Auto modes.
Summary: I bought this as a surprise gift for my husband because it was compatible with some lenses he already had that went to an old 35mm camera. He is a very good photographer, and he figured out all of the bells and whistles this camera offers quickly and easily. The pictures he has taken with it are portrait quality. I am not typically a good photographer, but the quality of the photos that I have taken is astounding as well! The 24.3MP's are great!
Summary: Okay so I purchased this around February, I have to say this is the biggest step I have every taken from beginners to a higher end camera for photography and film making and I'm glad I made the perfect choice to upgrade from a beginners Dslr like the Nikon D3100 to this puppy the A65 and its beastliness!
Summary: have had this camera for 1.5 years and have been very frustrated with the (lack of) quality of the pictures. Back focus is a major problem with this camera and unlike the higher end cameras it cannot be adjusted by the user. Sony service is dismissive and simply will refer you to a Sony web page that tells you how to test for back focus problems. It is telling that there actually is a Sony page for this problem!
Summary: Very much satisfied with the performance of the new Sony A65 camera. I have only had it for about 2 weeks but have found it puts out excellent pictures. I'm only an amateur but this camera seems to automatically put me into a higher class of photographers. So far shooting mostly in auto mode but as I get more acquainted with the numerous settings available I'll be headed to more specialized picture taking. Satisfied, yes, more than satisfied.
Summary: Before buying Sony A65, I was convinced to buy nikon D3200. Ever since I wanted a camera, I imagine I will have the Nikon, not a Sony. But, through researching, I went to Sony Store and played with the displayed cameras. I fall in love with the Sony A65 for its features. The screen...awesome to do selfies. I can take 3d pictures. And its easy to use. Still a beginner but slowly Im learning how to use my new camera.
Summary: I have been having fun learning this new and incredible machine! I am a little overwhelmed by how much it can do! It is a system shock to go from a point and shoot to a camera of this quality. It is also calling to the creative side of me which I love!