Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs A6000

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 points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs Alpha A6000

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A65
54 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

SLT A65
23.4 bits
Alpha A6000
24.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

SLT A65
12.6 ev
Alpha A6000
13.1 ev

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs Alpha A6000 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
Alpha A6000
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
Alpha A6000
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
Alpha A6000
15.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
Alpha A6000 
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 51,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 15 179
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 1.07x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.7x
Display type OLED OLED

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 11 fps
Battery life 510 420
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
11 fps
Shutter lag 54 ms 22 ms

video

SLT A65  vs
Alpha A6000 
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 Proprietary
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 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 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Thickness 81 mm 45 mm
Weight 622 g 285 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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