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Sony A37 vs Sony A68

Portability
67
Imaging
57
Features
65
Overall
60
Sony SLT-A37 front
 
Sony SLT-A68 front
Portability
64
Imaging
67
Features
70
Overall
68

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A37
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.6" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 506g - 124 x 92 x 85mm
  • Revealed May 2012
  • Superseded the Sony A35
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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Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Overview

Following is a complete overview of the Sony A37 and Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and both are produced by Sony. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the A37 (16MP) and A68 (24MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor size (APS-C).

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The A37 was revealed 4 years before the A68 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting straight to a detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the A37 scores vs the A68 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony A37 over the Sony A68

 A37 A68 

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A37

 A68 A37 
RevealedNovember 2015May 2012More modern by 42 months
Screen dimensions2.7"2.6"Bigger screen (+0.1")
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)

Common features in the Sony A37 and Sony A68

 A37 A68 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and volume. The Sony A37 enjoys outer dimensions of 124mm x 92mm x 85mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 3.3") and a weight of 506 grams (1.12 lbs) and the Sony A68 has sizing 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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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is a front view size comparison of the A37 compared to the A68.

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A37 and A68 is 67 and 64 respectively.

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to visualize the gap between sensor sizes merely by reading through specifications. The pic here will offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A37 and A68.

To sum up, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Sony A68 to resolve more detail because of its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots more aggressively. The more aged A37 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A37 Portrait photography advice
Sony A68 Portrait photography advice
74
manual focus
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
delivers RAW files
80
focusing manually
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A37 as a Street photography camera
Sony A68 as a Street photography camera
77
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
great ISO range (25,600)
77
tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A37 as a Sports photography camera
Sony A68 as a Sports photography camera
61
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports phase detect auto focus
slow frames per second (6.0 frames/s)
low battery life (500 CIPA)
75
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
has phase detect AF
terrible battery power (510 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A37 Travel photography details
Sony A68 Travel photography details
54
good MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low battery life (500 CIPA)
does not offer selfie friendly display
55
MP count good (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery power (510 shots)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony A37
Landscape photography with Sony A68
64
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.6")
low battery life (500 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
68
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
terrible battery power (510 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A37 Vlogging features
Sony A68 Vlogging features
35
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
comes with external mic support
does not offer selfie friendly display
35
image stabilization (Sensor based)
provides face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has microphone jack
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Sony A37 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A37 and Sony A68
 Sony SLT-A37Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony SLT-A37 Sony SLT-A68
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2012-05-16 2015-11-06
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 surface area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4912 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 15 79
Cross focus points 3 15
Lens
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display size 2.6 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 461k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dot 1,440k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 6.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes 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
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/160 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 data 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 506 grams (1.12 lb) 610 grams (1.34 lb)
Physical 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 score 75 79
DXO Color Depth score 23.3 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 12.9 13.5
DXO Low light score 799 701
Other
Battery life 500 shots 510 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec 3 or 5 images) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $522 $581