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Sony A350 vs Sony A68

Portability
62
Imaging
53
Features
47
Overall
50
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 front
 
Sony SLT-A68 front
Portability
64
Imaging
67
Features
70
Overall
68

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A350
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 674g - 131 x 99 x 75mm
  • Revealed June 2008
  • Successor is Sony A380
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
  • Released November 2015
  • Replaced the Sony A65
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Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Overview

On this page, we will be analyzing the Sony A350 and Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and they are both manufactured by Sony. There exists a large gap among the image resolutions of the A350 (14MP) and A68 (24MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The A350 was introduced 8 years before the A68 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting into a detailed comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the A350 scores vs the A68 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A350 over the Sony A68

 A350 A68 

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A350

 A68 A350 
ReleasedNovember 2015June 2008More recent by 90 months
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony A350 and Sony A68

 A350 A68 
Manual focus More precise focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and proportions. The Sony A350 features outer measurements of 131mm x 99mm x 75mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") having a weight of 674 grams (1.49 lbs) whilst the Sony A68 has measurements of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") having a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

See the Sony A350 and Sony A68 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the A350 vs the A68.

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A350 and A68 is 62 and 64 respectively.

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to envision the gap in sensor measurements merely by looking through specifications. The graphic below may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the A350 and A68.

To sum up, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Sony A68 to render extra detail using its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop shots more aggressively. The older A350 will be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A350 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A68 as a Portrait photography camera
71
has manual focus
resolution is good (14MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
80
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony A350
Street photography with Sony A68
66
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
heavier than competitors in class (674 grams)
77
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A350 Sports photography information
Sony A68 Sports photography information
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (14MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
75
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
low battery power (510 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A350 Travel photography details
Sony A68 Travel photography details
51
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors in class (674 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
55
megapixel count good (24MP)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
low battery power (510 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A350 Landscape photography details
Sony A68 Landscape photography details
64
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (14MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
screen is small (2.7")
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
68
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
low battery power (510 per charge)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A350
Vlogging with Sony A68
9
no video
35
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has microphone support
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Sony A350 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A350 and Sony A68
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A350Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 Sony SLT-A68
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2008-06-06 2015-11-06
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4592 x 3056 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 3200 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Total lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.49x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain, wireless Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p, 24p), 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 674g (1.49 lbs) 610g (1.34 lbs)
Physical dimensions 131 x 99 x 75mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.0") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 65 79
DXO Color Depth score 22.6 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 13.5
DXO Low light score 595 701
Other
Battery life - 510 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32 SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $600 $581