Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Translucent Mirror Camera

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Sony Alpha SLT-A65 - Translucent Mirror CameraThe Sony Alpha SLT-A65 was announced last week along with the SLT-A77. It’s a 24-megapixel translucent mirror DSLR-style camera. I say, “DSLR-style” because the SLT-A65 replaces the TTL optical viewfinder of a traditional SLR with a 2.3-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The transparent mirror design makes the camera faster and allows it to use continuous auto focus even in movie mode. The EVF helps make the camera smaller and lighter and also gives the user an eye-level viewfinder while capturing full HD AVCHD video – something you can’t do with a true DSLR. If you’re skeptical, don’t be – our 2010 Camera Of The Year was the A65′s predecessor, the SLT-A55.

Sony Alpha SLT-A65 camera - front and back

Sony Alpha SLT-A65 Key Features and Specs:

  • 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • New generation BIONZ processing
  • 1920 x 1080 full HD AVCHD video with selectable frame rates (24p, 60i, 60p) and stereo sound
  • Built-in XGA OLED TruFinder eye-level electronic viewfinder
  • 3-inch tilting 921k-dot Xtra Fine LCD display
  • ISO 100-16000
  • Built-in GPS
  • 10 frames-per-second full resolution bursts (Continuous Priority AE mode)
  • 15-point AF system

The Sony Alpha SLT-A65 will be available in October for $900 (body-only) or in a kit with an 18-55mm zoom lens for $1000.


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