Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs D3300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
8.6
D3300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
6.1
D3300
5.6
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
8.5
D3300
9.2
continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
D3300
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
8.7
D3300
9.0

Winner
Nikon D3300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D3300  based on its image quality and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs D3300

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
D3300
1,385 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

SLT A65
3,000 LPH
D3300
3,000 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
D3300
81 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms
D3300
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
D3300
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
D3300
700 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs D3300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
D3300
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
D3300
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
D3300
11

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

SLT A65
3"
D3300
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A65
0.71x
D3300
0.55x

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
D3300
15.2 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
D3300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24.2 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5680 x 4256
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
NEF 12bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 3,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 3,000 LPH

focus system

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 132 x 97 x 81 mm 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm
Thickness 81 mm 75.5 mm
Weight 622 g 430 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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

video

SLT A65  vs
D3300 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 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 Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 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 Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1.09x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.55x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 5 fps
Battery life 510 700
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 81 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 400 ms
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