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Sony A560 vs Sony A68

Portability
64
Imaging
54
Features
78
Overall
63
Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 front
 
Sony SLT-A68 front
Portability
64
Imaging
67
Features
70
Overall
68

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A560
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 599g - 137 x 104 x 84mm
  • Launched August 2010
  • Previous Model is Sony A500
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
  • Older Model is Sony A65
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Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Overview

Here is a thorough comparison of the Sony A560 vs Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Sony. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the A560 (14MP) and A68 (24MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

Photography Glossary

The A560 was announced 6 years earlier than the A68 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before going into a detailed comparison, here is a quick summation of how the A560 scores vs the A68 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A560 over the Sony A68

 A560 A68 
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution922k461kSharper screen (+461k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A560

 A68 A560 
RevealedNovember 2015August 2010Fresher by 63 months

Common features in the Sony A560 and Sony A68

 A560 A68 
Focus manually More exact focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera often, you should consider its weight and volume. The Sony A560 features physical measurements of 137mm x 104mm x 84mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 599 grams (1.32 lbs) and the Sony A68 has sizing of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

Examine the Sony A560 vs Sony A68 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose during that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the A560 versus the A68.

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the A560 and A68 is 64 and 64 respectively.

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be difficult to envision the contrast between sensor sizing merely by going over technical specs. The graphic underneath might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the A560 and A68.

As you can tell, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Sony A68 to offer more detail with its extra 10 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures a bit more aggressively. The older A560 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A560 Portrait photography factors
Sony A68 Portrait photography factors
72
you can focus manually
good megapixels (14MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
80
has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A560 Street photography details
Sony A68 Street photography details
75
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
77
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
great ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A560 Sports photography advice
Sony A68 Sports photography advice
68
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
great battery life (1,050 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
slow frames per second (5.0 frames/s)
75
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect auto focus
bad battery life (510 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony A560
Travel photography with Sony A68
60
great battery life (1,050 shots)
good megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
55
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
bad battery life (510 shots)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A560 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A68 as a Landscape photography camera
73
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (1,050 per charge)
has double storage slots
missing Time Lapse recording
68
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
screen is small (2.7 inches)
bad battery life (510 CIPA)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony A560
Vlogging with Sony A68
34
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes mic port
display is not selfie friendly
35
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detection focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external mic support
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Sony A560 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A560 and Sony A68
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A560Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Sony SLT-A68
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Launched 2010-08-24 2015-11-06
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Bionz Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4592 x 3056 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 15 79
Cross focus points 3 15
Lens
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Tilting Tilting
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 1,440 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
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 5.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/160 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 29.97 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p, 24p), 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected 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 599 gr (1.32 lbs) 610 gr (1.34 lbs)
Physical dimensions 137 x 104 x 84mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.3") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 70 79
DXO Color Depth score 22.5 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 13.5
DXO Low light score 817 701
Other
Battery life 1050 images 510 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FM500H NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots Two 1
Retail pricing $650 $581