Sony SLT A65 vs Canon EOS 650D

Sony SLT-A65


Canon EOS 650D



Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.6 EV

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
700 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.


Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$678 body only

$498 - $608 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68


Focus points Many more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77


$1,099 body only

$1,389 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$489 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,261 body only

$1,300 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus


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Avatar for Tumanbay Tumanbay (5:36 AM, September 08, 2012)
I have the A65 and i must admit that the flip out screen in the A65 is a bit awkward when using it because it is flipping down and not like the Canon to the side. Because when filming/ still shooting it is impossible to "self-shooting" when the A65 i placed on a tripod cause its screen is flipping downwards! So guys have this in mind because I really miss, wish it was like the Canon 500,550,650 etc in right this point. But in many other ways A65 still has significantly better features than 650D