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Sony A450 vs Sony A68

Portability
65
Imaging
54
Features
52
Overall
53
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front
 
Sony SLT-A68 front
Portability
64
Imaging
67
Features
70
Overall
68

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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
  • Launched November 2015
  • Earlier Model is Sony A65
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Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Overview

Below is a detailed analysis of the Sony A450 vs Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both of them are created by Sony. There exists a substantial gap among the resolutions of the A450 (14MP) and A68 (24MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The A450 was launched 6 years before the A68 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before diving straight to a full comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the A450 scores vs the A68 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Sony A68

 A450 A68 

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A450

 A68 A450 
LaunchedNovember 2015January 2010More recent by 71 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution461k230kSharper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony A450 and Sony A68

 A450 A68 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen measurements
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Sony A450 enjoys outside measurements of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") along with a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs) whilst the Sony A68 has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") having a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use at that moment. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the A450 compared to the A68.

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A450 and A68 is 65 and 64 respectively.

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to imagine the difference in sensor measurements purely by researching specifications. The visual below might offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the A450 and A68.

To sum up, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Sony A68 to provide you with greater detail utilizing its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The older A450 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A450 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A68 as a Portrait photography camera
72
focusing manually
good resolution (14MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
80
has manual focus
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony A450 Street photography details
Sony A68 Street photography details
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
77
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
great ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A450 Sports photography highlights
Sony A68 Sports photography highlights
77
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (14MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great battery life (1,050 shots)
has phase detect auto focus
75
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
supports phase detect AF
low battery life (510 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A450 Travel photography advice
Sony A68 Travel photography advice
60
great battery life (1,050 per charge)
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly display
55
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
low battery life (510 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A450 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A68 Landscape photography highlights
66
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (14MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (1,050 shots)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
does not have Timelapse recording
68
has manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
low battery life (510 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A450 Vlogging information
Sony A68 Vlogging information
9
no video
35
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic support
screen is not selfie friendly
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Sony A450 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A450 and Sony A68
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A450Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 Sony SLT-A68
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2010-01-05 2015-11-06
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.4 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 365.0mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4592 x 3056 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 12800 25600
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 79
Cross type focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mount type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Amount of lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology TFT Clear Photo Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x 0.57x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 7.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/160 seconds 1/160 seconds
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 data format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 560 grams (1.23 pounds) 610 grams (1.34 pounds)
Physical dimensions 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 66 79
DXO Color Depth rating 21.8 24.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.8 13.5
DXO Low light rating 769 701
Other
Battery life 1050 pictures 510 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FM500H NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $1,241 $581