Sony SLT A65 vs Canon EOS 60D

Sony SLT-A65


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.6 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


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

Sony SLT-A68


Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$1,992 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $594 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$1,058 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life


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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?