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The upside to the beginning: The SLT-A65 can throw a whole lot of amazing features of the big sister in the pan. The central feature is of course the brand new Exmor APS-C sensor with a resolution of 24.3 Mpix. This one is already on a par with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but of course has a small sensor surface. That this is in terms of noise, but by no means a disadvantage, we will see later. If we are already at the noise: The ISO range is ISO 100 and ISO 16,000 (at 1/3 EV steps). In addition, the multi-frame noise reduction enabled, you get even up to ISO 25,600.
Smaller cuts against big sister must be made at the AF system. WHILE the A77 with 19 AF points and 11 cross-type sensors comes along, then the A65 to make do with 15 points and only three cross-type sensors - for the ambitious amateur users will also be sufficient that perfectly. The same is true for the continuous shooting speed. While the A77 at 12 frames / sec. brings the successful A65 10 shots / sec - this is an excellent value and shows once again how quickly the technology developed. In the not too long ago for an EOS 1D Mark Sony A65 III had to be spent vast sums of money - the actual frame rate was still slower.
But not only the basics, including the "extras" can be seen. Just travel enthusiasts can look forward to an integrated GPS module that can be used for geotagging features. Of software functionality, there are in addition to the possibility of panning panoramas include the ability to create 3D Panoramas - whether that really need the one question that can harm the function but not before. HD video can of course be taken without this feature it is nowadays not so practical. It is interesting that the well-known of compact cameras, digital zoom unspeakable now holds in the system camera market entry. Although Sony calls the feature "hinzuschaltbarer teleconverter" - it is but of course none other than said digital zoom.