Sony SLT A65 vs Sony SLT A55

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Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×92×85 mm)
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$632 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$632 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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Xbarrows (3:49 PM, April 11, 2012)
How would you compare a Sony A55 to Canon T3i?  I am a mom who wants to take good photos of her kids playing sports? 
 
Dave G (6:29 PM, February 26, 2012)
12FPS VS 10FPS ?? I thought the A65 & A55 were 10fps, A65 iq slightly better ?; unless you're using the A65 at higher iso settings.  Other than the extra mega-pixels there ain't a lot in it.
 
Dave G (6:28 PM, January 29, 2012)
A SONY A55, which is easily the best dslr/dslt I have owned to date.
 
Jbeket (8:25 PM, January 15, 2012)
What do you have buy now? en what is your meaning now?
 
Dave G (10:54 AM, December 24, 2011)
The A65 looks good but is it worth the £200 extra over the A55?, same af module, same burst rate, low light/high iso ability ?.    I was going to get the A65 but the delay and that overly packed sensor put me off, the A55 is smaller, lighter & packs more of a punch & more importantly for me has great noise control (I shoot regularly at iso 3200 & higher).    Better EVF and 8 more megapixels are the only real benefits I see.   With the Sony 18-250 fitted to an A55 there is no better general purpose camera on the market, that's as small, quick and that produces great photo's. 
 
Gkobelkoff (11:02 AM, December 01, 2011)
Common Weakness:
Flash Sync Speed!!!
 
equus-kiang (0:31 PM, November 17, 2011)
Where abouts do i find the TWO Card slots? i can only finde ONE