Sony SLT A77 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Sony SLT-A65

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
138 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,114 - $2,397 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Thinner
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,219 - $2,999 body only

$2,558 - $3,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

discussion

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Avatar for bilbao22 bilbao22 (9:14 AM, January 24, 2014)
zebras on the a77
 
DES (1:02 PM, October 29, 2013)
Very interesting site. Bookmarked you. I am thinking of upgrading myA55v-SLT to either the A77 or A65. The A77 is slightly ahead as I understand its a the newer of the two models. On looking at it I love the control layout and find the record button in a better situation in relation to regularly used settings buttons. I used to annoyingly clip my record button whilst composing a shot with my a55. I thought of a Nikon but it means changing all my lenses which are not cheap. Am I right do you think in considering the A77? I am retired love landscapes and wildlife including macro photography. Any opinions would be welcome.
 
Sarptuso (0:41 AM, February 26, 2012)
EVF is not a weakness in my opinion. As a great reviewer stated in amazon.com "In OVF types, you see what you see in OVF but in EVF you see what the sensor sees and when you make adjustments you can see it LIVE on screen but you don't have that option in OVF's.  A77 EVF's is amoled and it is perfection.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:09 PM, February 01, 2012)
You're right, the Sony SLT-A77 does have auto focus in video mode, in fact because of the translucent mirror it can use the phase detection focus system in video unlike most DSLRs which I hear is pretty impressive!  We've updated the comparison, thanks.
 
Ben Harvey (6:08 AM, February 01, 2012)
I'm pretty sure that the a77 has auto focus in video mode. Right?