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Sony Alpha a65 DSLR w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens

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  • 24.3 megapixel second generation SLT technology plus Bionz™ image processing engine

  • 10 fps continuous shooting speed

  • Full HD movies with manual exposure control

  • 2359,000 dots OLED electronic viewfinder with Tru-Finder™ technology

  • Full time phase detection AF even when shooting videos

  • Highest ISO sensitivity of 16000

  • Comes bundled with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens that offers the perfect focal length for everyday photography needs

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Alpha a65 DSLR w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens encompasses the 24.3 megapixel second generation single-lens translucent mirror technology boasting phase-detection continuous AF in all shooting modes. The camera also encompasses Bionz™ image processing engine, full HD video mode with manual exposure, a continuous shooting speed of 10 fps and a 2359,000 dots OLED viewfinder with Tru-Finder™ technology. It is bundled with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Zoom Lens offering an ideal landscape and portrait focal length coverage.


Lens Compatibility :

Sony A-mount lens

Camera Type :

Sony A-mount interchangeable lens digital camera


Lens Type :

A-mount 18-55mm zoom lens

Lens Mount Type :

Sony A-mount

Aperture (Max.) :

f/3.5 - 5.6

Aperture (Min.) :

f/22 - 36

Focal Length (35mm equivalent) :

APS-C 35mm eqv. 27mm to 82.5mm

Filter Diameter :


Lens Groups-Elements :

8 elements, 7 groups

Minimum Focus Distance :

0.82ft (0.25m)

Aperture Blade :

7 blades (Circular aperture)

Aspheric Elements :


Lens Weight :

7.4 oz (210g)

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)


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)

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)

Service and Warranty Information

Limited Warranty Term :

1 Year Parts & Labor

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 :


Color Filter System :

RGB primary color filters


Type :

0.50" XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)

Diopter Adjustment :

-4.0m-1 to +3.0m-1

Field of View :


Magnification :

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

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


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

Advanced Features

Auto High Dynamic Range :

Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)

Embedded GPS :


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


Battery Type :

InfoLITHIUM® NP-FM500H (7.2V)

Number of Still Images :

Approx. 510 images with viewfinder, 560 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)


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)

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 :


Live View :

Continuous Live View (LCD/EVF Auto, selectable)

Real-time image adjustment display :


Histogram :

Yes (On/off)

Grid Display :

Yes (On/off)

Customization :

Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

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


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)


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.

  • SAL1855 lens, lens cap

  • Shoulder Strap

  • CD-ROM

  • Battery Charger

  • Body Cap

  • Rechargable Battery (NP-FM500H)

  • USB Cable

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