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Sony Alpha A68 Digital Camera

SLR 24.2MP CMOS 8x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This camera received a score of 76 out of 100 from expert review site zoom.nl.

Good Brand

Based on 14,237 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its SLR cameras range compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A68 supports Full HD video. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68 do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98).

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 4x, the biggest is 8x, and the average digital zoom is 6x. The digital zoom of the Sony Alpha A68 of 8 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A68.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Alpha A68 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Sony camera has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1280 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)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 actually the best still image resolution amongst all SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A68.

A 480 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across similar types of camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A68. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Big Eye Relief

With an eye relief of 26.5 millimeters, the Alpha A68 has one of the biggest eye reliefs amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have eye reliefs of between 17mm and 27mm, and the average eye relief is 20mm.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A68 range from 18MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 25MP. The Sony Alpha A68 has a quite many total megapixels (24.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A68.

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

The Alpha A68 has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony camera has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This digital camera also have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all cameras that have been available for more than a year ranges from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony Alpha A68 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Shade white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A68. The white balances "Auto", "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A68. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A68 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A68. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on SLR cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony Alpha A68 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A68.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A68 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Alpha A68 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Alpha A68 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A68 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Alpha A68 is not 3D. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A68 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony Alpha A68 does not support video capability. Most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A68 also do not support video capability.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A68 is 3". At only 2.7 inches, the Alpha A68 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A68.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the 700D ($394.98) (3" and cheaper), or the 760D ($629.98) (3" and cheaper) both from Canon.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A68 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for more than a year. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A68. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Hi-speed sync", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A68 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 82mm and 220mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 130mm. At only 82.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A68 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A68 range from 5.5 to 140, and the average maximum aperture number is 34. The Alpha A68 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A68.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A68 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 460,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 950,000 pixels. At only 460,800 pixels, the Alpha A68 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A68.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A68

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.2 megapixels, the Alpha A68 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A68.

Other 24.2MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the 700D ($394.98) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the 760D ($629.98) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) both from Canon; or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Alpha A68 has a fairly typical weight (610 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98) (520g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the 700D ($394.98), or the 760D ($629.98) both from Canon which is cheaper; or the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s ($629.98) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included

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 n163442, sony ilca68k, sony ilca68c, canon ilca68, sony 7015190k, sony ilca68ce, canon ilca68c, sony n163442w, sony ilca68cec, canon ilca68ce, canon ilca68cec
Barcodes 04548736032255, 04548736032279

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