Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A65 vs 5T

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

SLT A65
8.6
NEX 5T
9.2
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

SLT A65
5.6
NEX 5T
8.7
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

SLT A65
10.0
NEX 5T
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

SLT A65
9.3
NEX 5T
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

SLT A65
8.8
NEX 5T
9.2

Winner
Sony NEX 5T 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony NEX 5T  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A65 vs NEX 5T

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

SLT A65
717 ISO
NEX 5T
1,015 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A65
10 fps
NEX 5T
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A65
510 photos
NEX 5T
330 photos

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

SLT A65
23.4 bits
NEX 5T
23.6 bits

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

SLT A65
12.6 ev
NEX 5T
13.0 ev

Features Key features of the SLT A65  vs NEX 5T 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A65
24 MP
NEX 5T
16 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A65
25,600 ISO
NEX 5T
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

SLT A65
15
NEX 5T
99

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

SLT A65
3"
NEX 5T
3"

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

SLT A65
15.3 microns
NEX 5T
22.9 microns

Reviews Word on the street

SLT A65  vs NEX 5T 

8.0
8.0
Raw files also offer the capacity to fine-tune the colours post-shoot, as well as providing the opportunity to pull extra detail out of under and slightly over-exposed areas in high contrast images, allowing you to get the very best from the A65's superb sensor.
SLT A65

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A65  vs
NEX 5T 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 16 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4912 x 3264
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 22.9 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 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 15 99
Cross type focus points 3 25
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 1.09x N/A
Display type OLED N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 10 fps
Battery life 510 330
Continuous shooting
10 fps, JPEG
10 fps

video

SLT A65  vs
NEX 5T 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
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 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 111 x 59 x 39 mm
Thickness 81 mm 39 mm
Weight 622 g 276 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
Sensor shift
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