Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs D7200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
9.5
D7200
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
8.0
D7200
8.6
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
8.7
D7200
8.8
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
D7200
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
9.1
D7200
9.3

Winner
Nikon D7200 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D7200  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs D7200

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
D7200
1,333 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
138 ms
D7200
173 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
D7200
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A65
2,800 ms
D7200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
D7200
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
D7200
1,110 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs D7200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
D7200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
D7200
102,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
D7200
51

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

SLT A65
3"
D7200
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A65
0.71x
D7200
0.61x

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
D7200
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
D7200 
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
Light sensitivity (Boost) 16,000 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 15 51
Cross type focus points 3 15
Supports continuous No Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 132 x 97 x 81 mm 136 x 107 x 76 mm
Thickness 81 mm 76 mm
Weight 622 g 675 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

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

video

SLT A65  vs
D7200 
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

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,228 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% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 0.94x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.61x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 6 fps
Battery life 510 1,110
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
6 fps
Focus lag 138 ms 173 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 2,800 ms 400 ms
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