Sony A65

Sony A65 is a new 24.3MP interchangeable lens camera which offers a Translucent Mirror Technology for high-speed shooting and a smaller body size. It offers up to 10fps burst shooting, shutter lag of 50msec, 1080p Full HD movies recording with continuous autofocus and full manual control during shooting including AF Live View to deliver amazingly crisp HD videos and tack-sharp still photos, 3D Sweep Panoramas, Dynamic Range Optimizer and HDR, built-in GPS, an ISO range of 100-16000, 15-point auto-focus system with 3 cross-hatched sensors, and a 3-inch free-angle LCD with an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder with 2359k dot resolution for ultra-high resolution, images pop with richness, clarity and detail. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5-1/4 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/4″ (132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm) with weight Approx. 1 lb 3.1 oz (543g) (excl battery, lens & media) Approx. 1 lb 5.9 oz (622g) (w/battery & media).

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Features

Sony A65 Features

24.3 MP Image sensor

Sony A65 allows you to shoot full-resolution 24.3 megapixel images at up to 10fps while maintaining continuous auto focus and auto exposure. With this high resolution, each images can be captured with more detail for reduced noise and vibrant images that explode with clarity and richness of color that great for gorgeous enlargements. And to achieve the full 10fps you can set the exposure mode dial to the dedicated burst mode, which locks the exposure at the start of the sequence. In addition, you can also set the aperture, shutter speed and ISO by changing to Single focus mode, The camera also has a standard Continuous Advance drive mode to provide a burst rate of 8fps or a lower speed of 3fps with the ability to change the exposure as required between frames.

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Amazing HD Movies

The camera can capture high-quality AVCHD movie that looks great on your HDTV, or shoot MP4 videos to upload to the web. The movie can be recorded in 1080p HD 1920 x 1280 pixel movies at either 50fps or 25fps (PAL), or 60fps and 24fps (NTSC) in the AVCHD format, or 1440 x 1080 pixels at 30fps/25fps in the MPEG-4 format. Comes with a stereo sound which is recorded during video capture, and also allow you to add an optional external stereo microphone to further improve the quality. You can also maintain creative control of your movies with access to shutter priority, aperture priority, manual mode and more.

World’s first OLED viewfinder

The Sony A65 offers a Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder which can be reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. It has a large 1.09x magnification, 100% field of view, and a staggeringly high 2,359,000 dot equivalent resolution for ultra-high resolution, images pop with richness, clarity and detail. The OLED viewfinder feature also offers a high contrast ratio lends superb depth, while motion blur is reduced to a minimum. You can even see the results of camera adjustments in real time through the viewfinder.

Adjustable LCD Screen

With a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor which has 921K dots include 16:9 wideangle ratio, the Sony A65 provide a superb resolution of all your images. It also offers a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections and to improving contrast compared to conventional LCDs. The LCD monitor has a Sunny Weather mode to increase the visibility even further. In addition, the Sony A65 allow you to use both the LCD monitor and OLED Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots in Live View such as white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy.

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Specifications

Camera

+ Lens Compatibility : Sony A-mount lens

+ Camera Type : Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Imaging Sensor

+ Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)

+ Processor : BIONZ™ image processor

+ Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism

+ Pixel Gross : Approx. 24.7 megapixels

+ Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 24.3 megapixels

+ Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x

+ Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters

Optics/Lens

+ Lens Mount Type : Sony A-mount

Focus Control

+ Focus System : TTL phase detection AF (CCD line sensors)

+ Focus Points : 15 points (3 points cross type)

+ AF Modes : Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Automatic AF(AF-A) selectable, Manual Focus

+ Focus Area : Wide (auto,15 points)/Zone/Spot/Local selectable

+ Focus Sensitivity : EV -1 to 18 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

+ Focus Features : Predictive control(AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock, Eye-start AF

+ AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3′ – 15′ (1m-5m)

Viewfinder

+ Type : 0.50″ XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)

+ Diopter Adjustment : -4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1

+ Field of View : 100%

+ Magnification : 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )

Recording

+ Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

+ Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB

+ Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG

+ Still Image Size 16:9 : L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)

+ Still Image Size 3:2 : L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)

+ Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)

+ Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))

+ Video Mode : AVCHD: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps

+ Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards

+ Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

+ Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone

+ Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

Exposure System

+ Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering

+ Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

+ Metering Sensitivity : -2EV to 17EV (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/1.4 lens)

+ Exposure Compensation : +/-3.0EV?1/3EV steps)

+ Exposure Settings : AUTO,AUTO Advanced (AUTO+), Scene Selection (SCN), Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama (3D), Continuous Advance Priority AE (10fps), Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

+ Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight

+ Picture Effect(s) : 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

+ D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)

+ Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button)

+ Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)

+ Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))

+ Exposure Bracketing : Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, /1/3EV, 2/3EV increments, 3 frames

+ ISO : Auto (ISO 100-1600); Selectable ISO100 – 16000 equivalent

+ Noise Reduction : Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)

+ White Balance Mode : Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White) , Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom

LCD Display

+ LCD Type : 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology

+ Angle Adjustment : Tilt angle: Down: Approx. 180 degrees Rotation angle:180 degrees counterclockwise and 90 degrees clockwise.

+ Brightness Control : Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)

+ Coverage : 100%

+ Live View : Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)

+ Real-time image adjustment display : Yes(On/Off)

+ Histogram : Yes (On/off)

+ Grid Display : Yes (On/off)

+ Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Flash

+ Flash Compensation : ±2.0EV?1/3EV steps?

+ Flash Coverage : FOV coverage up to 18 mm (in the focal length)

+ Recycling Time : Approx. 3 sec.

+ Flash Bracketing : 0.3/0.7EV steps, 3 frames

+ Flash Metering System : ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL

+ Flash Modes : Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode), Wireless, Off

+ Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto

+ Guide Number : 10 (in meters at ISO100)

Drive System

+ Burst Buffer : JPEG Standard (18 shots) JPEG Fine (17 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (11 shots)

+ Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (Hi: up to 8fps,Low: up to 3fps) Continuous Priority AE (10fps)

+ Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Bracket (Continuous/Single/WB), Remote commander (RMT-DSLR1 Sold Separately)

+ Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,

+ Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb

+ Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Advanced Features

+ Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)

+ Embedded GPS : Yes

+ Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama

+ Face Detection : On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off

+ Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

+ Image Stabilization : SteadyShot INSIDE in-body image stabilization

Interface

+ Accessory Shoe : Yes (Alpha)

+ BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV

+ DVDirect : Yes, via USB

+ HD Output : HDMI (TypeC mini)

+ Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

+ PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable

+ USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

Software

+ Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2

+ Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-?10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.

Weights and Measurements

+ Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5-1/4 × 3-7/8 × 3-1/4″ (132.1 x 97.5 x 80.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions

+ Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 1 lb 3.1 oz (543g) (excl battery, lens & media) Approx. 1 lb 5.9 oz (622g) (w/battery & media)

Power

+ Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)

+ Number of Still Images : Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, 560 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

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