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Sony Alpha A68 Digital Camera

$598.00
SLR 24.2MP CMOS 8x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Three industry awards
Poor quality LCD screen
Full HD video recording only
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Dkamera.de both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Sony camera received a "Good" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 76% based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Alpha A68 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera, the display diagonal of the Alpha A68 of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (3"), or the Canon Rebel T5 ($499) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This high megapixel digital camera was released in April 2017.


Design

Beautiful Design

Two people who purchased it considered that it was well designed. Mymobileindia.com wrote “Super fast 8fps shooting continuous AF with SLT design, reliable AF in low light” however despite that they rated this digital camera 40 out of 100. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Beautiful design”.

One owner reckoned that it was smooth.

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Comfortable Handling

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle. What Digital Camera said in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Comfortable handling”. One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Imaging Resource.com wrote two years ago “Clever capacitive volume control”.

One person reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Mymobileindia.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Wygodny, dobrze wyprofilowany uchwyt, optymalna liczba elementw sterujcych (w tym 10 konfigurowalnych), czytelne menu, moliwo odchylenia ekranu LCD, dodatkowy, monochromatyczny ekran LCD, wygodna obsu”.

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Poor Quality LCD Screen

Four people agreed that the Sony Alpha A68 was not good quality. What Digital Camera mentioned “Poor quality LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Mymobileindia.com gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5 and mentioned “LCD is lower quality than EVF”. Also last year Techradar mentioned “Uninspiring build quality”.

Not Waterproof

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera was not well made. Techradar.com said on Techradar “The mediocre kit lens, build quality and rear display show that corners have been cut”. One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was not good at resisting water ingress. Imaging Resource.com said “Not waterproof” in their review of this digital camera.


Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Alpha A68 has a battery charger included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A68 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A68 has a microphone in. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The Alpha A68 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony Alpha A68 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Much of its focus has since shifted to its popular compact system cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

Average Weight

The Alpha A68 has a relatively average weight (610 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A68 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Sony Alpha A68 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a dioptre correction.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Alpha A68 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Very Big Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 18mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 21mm. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera that we have checked the eye relief of, the Sony Alpha A68's eye relief of 26.5 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A68 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Picture Quality

6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A68 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s) 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.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A68 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst image resolution across similar types of camera is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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Fast Continuous Shooting

Two owners concluded that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Fast continuous shooting” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the Sony Alpha A68 a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “The 24.2 megapixel A68 features up to 8fps burst shooting, 1080p Full HD Movies in the XAVC Sv format, 79-point”.

One person said that this digital camera was good in low light. One customer said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Trusted Reviews wrote “Great image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

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Fast and Capable Autofocus

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Techradar gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Fast and capable autofocus”. One owner considered that the product had a good image stabiliser.

Highquality Electronic Viewfinder

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A68 had a good viewfinder. Techradar said “High, quality electronic viewfinder” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Mymobileindia.com said “79 fasedetectie AFpunten, waarvan 15 crosstype, beperkt kantelbare 2 7 inch display, snelle burstmode 8 van bps, sensorbeeldstabilisatie” but in spite of that they rated the product 2 stars out of 5. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Buon display”.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was mirrorless. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera last year “Although the firm's mirrorless models are popular, Sony hasn't given up on its SLT - translucent mirror cameras”.

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Full HD Video Recording Only

Two people said in their reviews that it was not good for video recording. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera last year “Full HD video recording only” yet they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Loud and powerful for size”.

Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A68 features noise reduction. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A68 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Loud and Powerful for Size

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Loud and powerful for size”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A68 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A68 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D7200 ($769.95), the Canon Rebel T5 ($499), or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One person concluded that it had good features. Ephotozine.com scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “The camera features a 24 mega”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person reckoned that the product had a good battery life. Expert review site Digit.in said “Excellent stabilisation, Accurate and smooth focussing, Excellent electronic viewfinder, Good colour accuracy and white balance, Great battery lifeCons”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A68 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (33x and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilca68kcec, sony n163442w
Barcodes 04548736032255, 04548736032279

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