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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Weight
Light-weight
444 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH2

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 1100 ms vs 2800 ms
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2.5x less delay when turning on
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Smaller 124x90x76 mm vs 132x97x81 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 444 g vs 622 g
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Around 30% lighter
Focus points Slightly more focus points 23 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A65

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Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Overall image quality Better image quality 74.0 vs 60.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.4 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 2.2 more bits of color
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24 MP vs 15.9 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lens availability More lenses available 123 lenses vs 40 lenses
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More than 3x more lenses available
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 138 ms vs 273 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life 510 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A65's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Lowest price Cheaper $799.99 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $599 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Cross type focus points Slightly more cross-type focus points 3 vs 0
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The SLT A65's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              DMC-GH2:15.9 MP
              SLT A65:24 MP
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DMC-GH2:Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
              SLT A65:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DMC-GH2:$1,399.00
              SLT A65:$799.99
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              DMC-GH2:3"
              SLT A65:3.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DMC-GH2:444 g
              SLT A65:622 g
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              DMC-GH2:0
              SLT A65:3
              Size Large Help
              DMC-GH2:124x90x76 mm
              SLT A65:132x97x81 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $847 with 75-300mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 body only

              $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $898 body only

              $1,329 with 20mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 - $1,700 body only

              $3,200 - $3,387 with 35-100mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Larger
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $419 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $748 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,398 body only

              $1,298 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony SLT A57

              Sony SLT A57

              Entry-level DSLR

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $449 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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