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Sony A33 vs Sony A68

Portability
67
Imaging
54
Features
80
Overall
64
Sony SLT-A33 front
 
Sony SLT-A68 front
Portability
64
Imaging
67
Features
70
Overall
68

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A33
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 500g - 124 x 92 x 85mm
  • Introduced August 2010
  • Successor is Sony A35
Sony A68
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 610g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Revealed November 2015
  • Old Model is Sony A65
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Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Overview

Following is a complete comparison of the Sony A33 and Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both are designed by Sony. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the A33 (14MP) and A68 (24MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The A33 was released 6 years before the A68 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before we go in to a thorough comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the A33 matches up versus the A68 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A33 over the Sony A68

 A33 A68 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k461kSharper display (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A33

 A68 A33 
RevealedNovember 2015August 2010More modern by 63 months

Common features in the Sony A33 and Sony A68

 A33 A68 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to think about its weight and size. The Sony A33 offers external dimensions of 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3") and a weight of 500 grams (1.10 lbs) and the Sony A68 has specifications of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you select during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the A33 vs the A68.

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the A33 and A68 is 67 and 64 respectively.

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to picture the difference in sensor sizes merely by looking through specs. The pic here should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the A33 and A68.

All in all, each of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should expect to see the Sony A68 to render more detail as a result of its extra 10MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged A33 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A33 Portrait photography highlights
Sony A68 Portrait photography highlights
72
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW files
80
has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony A33
Street photography with Sony A68
76
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
77
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A33 Sports photography highlights
Sony A68 Sports photography highlights
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
terrible battery (340 CIPA)
75
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
bad battery power (510 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A33 Travel photography features
Sony A68 Travel photography features
61
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery (340 shots)
55
good MP (24MP)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse function
bad battery power (510 CIPA)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony A33
Landscape photography with Sony A68
67
manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
terrible battery (340 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
68
has manual focus
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
screen is small (2.7")
bad battery power (510 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A33 as a Vlogging camera
Sony A68 as a Vlogging camera
77
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external microphone port
35
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with microphone jack
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Sony A33 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A33 and Sony A68
 Sony SLT-A33Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony SLT-A33 Sony SLT-A68
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2010-08-24 2015-11-06
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3056 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 15 79
Cross type focus points 3 15
Lens
Lens mount type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 921 thousand dot 461 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,150 thousand dot 1,440 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 7.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.00 m (@ ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options 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
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/160 secs 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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 format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 500g (1.10 lbs) 610g (1.34 lbs)
Dimensions 124 x 92 x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 70 79
DXO Color Depth rating 22.8 24.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.6 13.5
DXO Low light rating 591 701
Other
Battery life 340 images 510 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-FW50 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $230 $581