Sony A65 vs Sony A68

Sony SLT-A65 front
Sony SLT-A68 front

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Key Specs

Sony A65
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 622g - 132 x 97 x 81mm
  • Revealed November 2011
  • Updated by Sony A68
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
  • Launched November 2015
  • Succeeded the Sony A65
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Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Overview

Below is a extensive review of the Sony A65 versus Sony A68, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and they are both offered by Sony. The resolution of the A65 (24MP) and the A68 (24MP) is very similar and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The A65 was announced 5 years earlier than the A68 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the A65 grades vs the A68 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony A65 over the Sony A68

 A65 A68 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k461kClearer display (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Sony A68 over the Sony A65

 A68 A65 
LaunchedNovember 2015November 2011More recent by 48 months

Common features in the Sony A65 and Sony A68

 A65 A68 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera, you should factor in its weight and dimensions. The Sony A65 has exterior measurements of 132mm x 97mm x 81mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") and a weight of 622 grams (1.37 lbs) and the Sony A68 has dimensions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 610 grams (1.34 lbs).

Compare the Sony A65 versus Sony A68 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the A65 vs the A68.

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the A65 and A68 is 64 and 64 respectively.

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 top view buttons comparison

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to picture the difference between sensor measurements simply by going over specifications. The graphic here may offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A65 and A68.

Plainly, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same exact megapixels and you should expect similar quality of photographs but you would want to factor the release date of the products into consideration. The older A65 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 sensor size comparison

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A65 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A68 as a Portrait photography camera
manual focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A65 Street photography features
Sony A68 Street photography features
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
above average ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sony A65 Sports photography highlights
Sony A68 Sports photography highlights
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
bad battery (510 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A65 Travel photography features
Sony A68 Travel photography features
decent megapixels (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
no Timelapse mode
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
bad battery (510 per charge)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A65 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A68 Landscape photography highlights
manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no Timelapse mode
focusing manually
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.7")
bad battery (510 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A65 Vlogging features
Sony A68 Vlogging features
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone jack
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
provides face detect autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes microphone socket
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
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Sony A65 vs Sony A68 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A65 and Sony A68
 Sony SLT-A65Sony SLT-A68
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony SLT-A65 Sony SLT-A68
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Revealed 2011-11-15 2015-11-06
Physical type 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 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 15 79
Cross focus points 3 15
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Type of screen Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 921k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,359k dots 1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.57x
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.00 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
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/160 secs 1/160 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 640 x 424 (29.97 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p, 24p), 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 622 gr (1.37 lbs) 610 gr (1.34 lbs)
Physical dimensions 132 x 97 x 81mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 74 79
DXO Color Depth score 23.4 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 12.6 13.5
DXO Low light score 717 701
Battery life 560 images 510 images
Battery type 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 shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $700 $581