Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs 7D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 7D Mark II  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs EOS 7D Mark II

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
138 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs EOS 7D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A65
0.71x

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.4 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 16.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 65
Cross type focus points 3 65
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.62x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 10 fps
Battery life 510 670
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
10 fps
Focus lag 138 ms 249 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 52 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 500 ms

video

SLT A65  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4)
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 Hybrid detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

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

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 97 x 81 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Thickness 81 mm 78 mm
Weight 622 g 910 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
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