Canon SL2 vs Sony A68

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 front
Sony SLT-A68 front

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Canon SL2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 453g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Released June 2017
  • Additionally referred to as EOS 200D / Kiss X9
  • Replaced the Canon 100D
  • Refreshed by Canon SL3
Sony A68
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 610g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Revealed November 2015
  • Succeeded the Sony A65
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Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Canon SL2 vs Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by competitors Canon and Sony. The resolution of the SL2 (24MP) and the A68 (24MP) is relatively close and they come with the same exact sensor size (APS-C).

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The SL2 was revealed 21 months later than the A68 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before getting straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the SL2 grades against the A68 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL2 over the Sony A68

 SL2 A68 
RevealedJune 2017November 2015More recent by 21 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k461kCrisper screen (+579k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Canon SL2

 A68 SL2 

Common features in the Canon SL2 and Sony A68

 SL2 A68 
Manual focus Dial precise focus

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon SL2 has got physical dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 453 grams (1.00 lbs) while the Sony A68 has dimensions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") having a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the SL2 versus the A68.

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SL2 and A68 is 71 and 64 respectively.

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to picture the gap in sensor measurements purely by looking through specifications. The graphic below may offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SL2 and A68.

To sum up, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same MP therefore you should expect comparable quality of photos although you should take the release date of the cameras into account. The more recent SL2 should have an edge in sensor tech.

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SL2
Portrait photography with Sony A68
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SL2 Street photography details
Sony A68 Street photography details
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
features touch focus
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SL2 Sports photography information
Sony A68 Sports photography information
good megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
good battery pack (650 shots)
supports phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
has phase detect AF
not so great battery life (510 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon SL2 Travel photography highlights
Sony A68 Travel photography highlights
good battery pack (650 per charge)
has bluetooth
features touch focus
good megapixels (24MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
good resolution (24MP)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
not so great battery life (510 CIPA)
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon SL2
Landscape photography with Sony A68
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3")
good megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (650 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
small screen (2.7")
not so great battery life (510 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL2 as a Vlogging camera
Sony A68 as a Vlogging camera
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
supports face detect autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic socket
does not have image stabilization
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external mic support
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Canon SL2 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL2 and Sony A68
 Canon EOS Rebel SL2Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Sony SLT-A68
Also Known as EOS 200D / Kiss X9 -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2017-06-29 2015-11-06
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 7 Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 79
Cross focus points 1 15
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Type of display Fully Articulated Tilting
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.57x
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 9.80 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options - Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200 seconds 1/160 seconds
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p, 24p), 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 453 gr (1.00 lbs) 610 gr (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 79 79
DXO Color Depth score 23.6 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 13.4 13.5
DXO Low light score 1041 701
Battery life 650 shots 510 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $699 $581