Sony SLT A65 vs Canon EOS 60D






Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.6 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.


Sony SLT-A65 Competitors


Sony SLT-A68


Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Canon EOS 60D Competitors


Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder



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Tara (5:34 PM, January 25, 2013)
Hello, pls help with this. I am a professional makeup artist,I am confused as to which to go for between the two camera Sony SLT-A65 & Canon T2i. I need recommendations from professionals. Which will best suit my job as a makeup pro. for clear and sharp shots that will bring out faces / jobs as applied. Pls help asap. I am confused and i need to get this asap.
Avatar for MANDANY MANDANY (5:52 AM, December 31, 2012)
I change my canon T4i for a Sony A65 now I'm very happy and taking great photos!
Avatar for Brix Bonhoc Brix Bonhoc (3:51 AM, March 10, 2012)
People are in to CONIKON but for a65 is the best! people are just pushing people to Canon or Nikon camera's becouse they are using it but if you try sony you will never regret! SOny is new in the industry but doing hight quality on the image! but i choose Sony a65 and now im very happy! :]
Bob Fisher (6:48 PM, January 17, 2012)
well, if you want fast I would go for the sony. But, Canon is the brand that most pros use. The sony has some pretty cool technology though.
Ian Pratt (2:44 AM, December 02, 2011)
I'm also torn between both cameras the sony's specs are looking better but for some reason I think the canon video looks better even raw
Avatar for Frederik Jørgensen Frederik Jørgensen (10:34 PM, November 17, 2011)
Im really torn between these two!
Any suggestions?
This will be my first "real" camera :)
I'm planning to mostly take photos in rural areas, old and abandoned building - and some street photography (my compact just isnt fast enough for this :P)
Avatar for Ahmad Rizqi Meydiarso Ahmad Rizqi Meydiarso (6:37 PM, November 15, 2011)
since A65 is now released, could you update the spec please?