As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Sony SLT-A65 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and pro digicams. The Sony SLT-A65's top rivals come from Sony (such as the SLT A58 and the SLT A77) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 5D Mark II)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
1 year newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A58 and SLT A65

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A500 and SLT A65

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7000 and SLT A65

  • None found

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
6 months newer
$1,994 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A57 and SLT A65

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and SLT A65

  • None found

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37
8 months newer
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A37 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A37 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A37 and SLT A65

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
similar age
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A77 and SLT A65

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
5 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and SLT A65

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
2 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and SLT A65

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
1 year older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and SLT A65

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and SLT A65

  • None found

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
2 years newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and SLT A65

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT A65 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), significantly larger viewfinder (0.71x vs 0.46x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16.1 MP) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, has slightly fewer focus points (15 vs 425) and is older (august 2011 vs february 2014).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (132×97×81 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the A6000 and SLT A65

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $241.25

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
1 year newer
$573 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the SLT A65)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Professional size (132×97×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 269 g vs 622 g

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the SLT A65)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3N and SLT A65

  • Inexpensive: $573.04 vs $241.25
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
5 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 15
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and SLT A65

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
2 years newer
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (119×82×46 mm) vs Professional size (132×97×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the SLT A65)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.71x
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the E-M10 and SLT A65

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $379.99 vs $241.25

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 15
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.71x
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 126 lenses
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and SLT A65

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
1 year older
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the SLT A65)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Professional size (132×97×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lighter: 287 g vs 622 g

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the SLT A65)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-5 and SLT A65

  • Inexpensive: $592.51 vs $241.25

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT A65 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a much longer battery life (510 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (132×97×81 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (august 2011 vs june 2013) and is thicker (3.2" vs 1.4").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$598

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and SLT A65

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
9 months newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SLT A65)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SLT A65

  • None found