Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs D5500

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
9.5
D5500
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
8.7
D5500
8.1
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
8.7
D5500
8.6
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
D5500
9.0
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
9.2
D5500
9.1

Winner
Sony SLT A65 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony SLT A65  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs D5500

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
D5500
1,438 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
138 ms
D5500
201 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
D5500
79 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms
D5500
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
D5500
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
D5500
820 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs D5500 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
D5500
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
D5500
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
D5500
39

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

SLT A65
3"
D5500
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A65
0.71x
D5500
0.54x

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
D5500
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
D5500 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
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 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 39
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1.09x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 5 fps
Battery life 510 820
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 138 ms 201 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 79 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 400 ms

video

SLT A65  vs
D5500 
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

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 132 x 97 x 81 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Thickness 81 mm 70 mm
Weight 622 g 420 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
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