Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Sony SLT-A65 vs Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A65 vs Sony SLT A57

Winner
Sony SLT-A65

75

Sony SLT A57

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

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Advantages of the Sony SLT A65

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A57

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Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
785 ISO vs 717 ISO
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The SLT A57 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13 EV vs 12.6 EV
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Almost the same
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
75.0 vs 74.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.71x
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
550 shots vs 510 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Viewfinder size Large viewfinder size Help
              SLT A650.71x
              SLT A570.72x
              Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
              SLT A6510 fps
              SLT A5712 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
              fast and accurate
              Panorama Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.2"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Size Large Help
              SLT A65132x97x81 mm
              SLT A57132x98x81 mm
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              3
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SLT A65717 ISO
              SLT A57785 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $412 - $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony SLT-A77

              Sony SLT A77

              Pro DSLR

              $1,238 with 16-50mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $569 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony SLT-A55

              Sony SLT-A55

              Entry-level DSLR

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $875 - $998 body only

              $1,598 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Size Is significantly larger

              Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT-A65.

              Sony SLT A57 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT A57.

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              nothankyou (2:52 PM, February 02, 2014)
              A57 shoots 10fps at full resolution and 12fps at a cropped 8mp.
               
              Jacko (7:22 PM, March 27, 2012)
              The Sony a65 goes up to ISO 16000 and is extendable to 25600.
               
              KJ Chan (3:35 AM, March 24, 2012)
              oh thanks. im gonna research about that.
               
              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:33 PM, March 22, 2012)
              Thank you for pointing that out, the FPS will be fixed up soon, but I think that the A57 has a max ISO 16,000 and has an ISO boost up to 25600.
               
              KJ Chan (8:53 AM, March 22, 2012)
              @snapsort:disqus  The specs for the A65 and A57 are a bit wrong.A65: shoots 10fps not 12fps
              A57: shoots 12fps not 10fps, max ISO is 12800
              Thanks