• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A65 advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $1297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Lighter weight
    846g vs 1256g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon D7200 advantages over Sony A65

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,333 vs 717 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.6 vs 12.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 510 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    210 mm vs 83 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    51 vs 15
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7500

Sony A65
Nikon D7500
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Nikon D3200

Sony A65
Nikon D3200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7200
Nikon D3200
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $545
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A65
Nikon D5200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $489
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7200
Nikon D5200
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $489
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A58

Sony A65
Sony A58
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon D7200
Sony A58
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A77 II

Sony A65
Sony A77 II
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
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