Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs 6D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
8.6
EOS 6D
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
8.2
EOS 6D
6.5
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
8.9
EOS 6D
8.7
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
EOS 6D
9.3
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
9.0
EOS 6D
9.0

Winner
Canon EOS 6D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 6D  based on its image quality.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs EOS 6D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

SLT A65
717 ISO
EOS 6D
2,340 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

SLT A65
3,000 LPH
EOS 6D
2,800 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
138 ms
EOS 6D
290 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
EOS 6D
59 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms
EOS 6D
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
EOS 6D
4.5 fps

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs EOS 6D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
EOS 6D
20.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
EOS 6D
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
EOS 6D
11

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

SLT A65
3"
EOS 6D
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A65
0.71x
EOS 6D
0.71x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

SLT A65
15.3 microns
EOS 6D
41.0 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A65  vs EOS 6D 

9.0
9.0
The Sony A65 can shoot full-resolution 24.3 megapixel pictures at up to 10fps whilst maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure, an impressively fast rate for such an inexpensive camera.
SLT A65

8.0
8.0
Raw files also offer the capacity to fine-tune the colours post-shoot, as well as providing the opportunity to pull extra detail out of under and slightly over-exposed areas in high contrast images, allowing you to get the very best from the A65's superb sensor.
SLT A65

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
EOS 6D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5720 x 3648
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 41.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
CR2
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 11
Cross type focus points 3 1
Supports continuous No Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 97 x 81 mm 145 x 111 x 71 mm
Thickness 81 mm 71 mm
Weight 622 g 770 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes Yes
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift

video

SLT A65  vs
EOS 6D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Manual
Autofocus type Phase detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 97%
Magnification 1.09x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 4.5 fps
Battery life 510 980
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
4.5 fps
Focus lag 138 ms 290 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 59 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 500 ms
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