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Sony Alpha A68 Digital Camera

SLR 24.2MP CMOS 8x Dec 2015
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Digital camera expert review site zoom.nl scored this Sony camera 76 out of 100.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony SLR cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras built by Sony.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A68 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A68 do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 24.2 megapixels, the Alpha A68 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst SLR cameras of this age. Across all the SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68 the megapixel counts range from 6MP to 37MP, and the average megapixel count is 20MP.

Other 24.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] which is cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] which is cheaper.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A68 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most new SLR cameras have a 720 x 480 still image resolution. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolutions of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1, 856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha A68 is more than most similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of supported image formats than most new comparable spec digital cameras. This camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A68. The image format "JPG" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many latest SLR cameras.

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Very Big Eye Relief

SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A68 have eye relief of between 8mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A68 that we have checked, the eye relief of the Alpha A68 of 26.5 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of SLR cameras that were released in the last year is 21MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 6.2MP to 38MP. With a total megapixel count of 24.8 megapixels, the Alpha A68 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A68.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of white balance modes than most new SLR cameras. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on new SLR cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of photo effects than most SLR cameras that came out in the last year. This Sony digital camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A68. The photo effects "Black&White", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on new SLR cameras.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Alpha A68 has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most newly released cameras have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months the flash exposure correction ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The Alpha A68 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 27 millimeters) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68. The shortest minimum focal length of new SLR cameras is 27mm and the longest is 88mm.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony Alpha A68 is more than most digital cameras that were released in the last year. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on SLR cameras that came out in the last year. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A68 is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for the last year. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by SLR cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The ISO speed "25600" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha A68 is more than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Servo Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this Sony digital camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for the last year.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most SLR cameras that have been around for the last year do not support WiFi connectivity. The Alpha A68 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A68 are not waterproof. The Sony Alpha A68 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months, the Alpha A68 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A68 are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A68 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony Alpha A68 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A68 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A68 do not support video recording. The Alpha A68 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Alpha A68 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A68 also do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the recently released cameras the screen sizes range from 2" to 3.2". At only 2.7 inches, the Alpha A68 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A68.

If this Sony camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (3"), or the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Sony Alpha A68 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Hi-speed sync", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha A68 is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A68. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68 the maximum focal lengths range from 82mm to 400mm, and the average maximum focal length is 130mm. With a maximum focal length of only 82.5 millimeters, the Alpha A68 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

Cameras that came out in the last year have maximum apertures of between 3.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture is 23. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Sony Alpha A68 has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Thick

The Alpha A68 is one of the thicker comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68 (82.8 millimeters) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The thinnest SLR camera that is a comparable age to the Alpha A68 is 53mm deep, the thickest is 97mm, and the average depth is 77mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A68

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this SLR camera was released.

SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many new digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon Rebel T5i[plb_3343878_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon D3000[plb_3214012_price] (SD|SDHC and higher rated) or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Alpha A68 has a relatively standard weight (610 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A68.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s[plb_2775914_price] (520g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Sony Alpha A68 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A68.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Packaging Content
Included Cable

Expert Reviews

(3)
17 December 2015

The Sony Alpha 68 (A68) DSLR was first released overseas, but will be coming to North American retailers in April, 2016. A step-up model for entry-level photographers, the Alpha 68 DSLR boasts a... Read more…

17 December 2015

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2015 -- Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the a68 (model ILCA-68) camera with... Read more…

17 May 2016

Na de introductie van de succesvolle E-mount body's van Sony hadden we eigenlijk niet zo snel meer een nieuwe SLT-camera verwacht.SLT-systeemcamera's waren Sony's antwoord op de traditionele... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilca68, sony ilca68k, sony ilca68kb
Barcodes 00027242899100, 04548736032255, 04548736032279

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