• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A65
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
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General
Model Number: A65 K-5 IIs
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $999.99 $1199.95
Street Price: $698.50 $496.95
Date Available: 2011-10-15 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 29.8 oz (846 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
26.1 oz (740 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 in.
(132 x 98 x 81 mm)
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Sony
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.95 microns 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 74 82
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.4 23.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.6 14.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 717 1,208
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 6.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
1920x1080 (25p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens: Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: 1.4x / 2x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detection: 15 points (3 points cross type); Wide (auto, 15 points), Zone, Spot, Local TTL phase-difference: new SAFOX X AF sensor, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center) with light wavelength sensor; Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 1.3cm (0.5") 2,359K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.09x mag., 22mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.92x mag., 21.7mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.73x 0.61x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.09x 0.92x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x 32.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-1600), 100-16000. (Multi-frame NR mode up to ISO 25600) Auto, 100-12800, expandable 80 to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, AWB micro adjustment Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, fluorescent (D, N, W, L), tungsten, flash, CTE, manual (up to 3 settings), Kelvin temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama (2D/3D) Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom
Self Timer: 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync (with external flash), Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Rear Curtain Sync. High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 10.0 m / 32.8 ft. 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless or Wired Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): Type-C HDMI Mini Connector (BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV HD); Wired Remote Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input Mini (Type-C) HMDI, DC input, wired remote, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.47 0.33
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.41 0.39
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 5 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.39
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 6.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   28
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   22
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.25 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.403 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.081 seconds 0.204 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.054 seconds 0.091 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Wide Area AF = 0.130s OVF: Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.242s Live View: Full AF lag, phase-detect = 1.269s Full AF lag, contrast-detect = 1.250s Prefocused = 0.403s
Startup Time: 2.8 seconds 0.6 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.2 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.0 seconds 2.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 510 shots 740 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H Proprietary D-LI90; optional D-BG4 Battery Grip
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter 4) Software CD-ROM S-SW132
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OS X (v.10.5 +); PMB is Windows only  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization, Articulating LCD, 1080p HD Video, Auto+, Multi-frame NR, Hand-held Twilight, Auto HDR, Picture Effect, D-Range Optimizer, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama, Smile Shutter, DOF Preview, 10fps Burst Mode, Built-in GPS. A Pentax K-5 II with no anti-alias filter. Sold body-only.