- 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
- Released November 2015
- Superseded the Sony A65
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A68 overview
Sony A68 is Sony's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally launched on November of 2015. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Sony launched this model to upgrade the earlier Sony A65 (Read Full Comparison)
The A68 comes in at #20 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all-around #184 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal factors.
Here is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony A68 history
The Sony A68 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list underneath.
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Sony A68 Gallery
You can view the A68 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony A68 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Sony A68 based on criterias which are often seen as essential in a digital camera.
Sony A68 Sensor specs
The Sony A68 is powered by the Bionz X processor chip. The sensor size on the Sony A68 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 25600. RAW files are supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the A68's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The A68 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony A68 dimensions
Sony A68 weighs in at 1.34 lb (610 gr / 21.52 ounces) and features external proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr and the Sony A68 is heavier than its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Sony A68 besides a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the A68.
Sony A68 Lens details
The A68 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses available for purchase. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the A68.
Sony A68 Connectivity
The A68 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Sony A68 Video details
The highest video quality on the Sony A68 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for video quality vs file size but FULL HD won't give you much room to crop. While the body comes with a mic socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Sony A68 Weather Sealing
Sony A68 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Sony A68 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony A68 has a 2.7 inch tilting display with a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen. The A68 also has a builtin Top screen so that you can quickly view the camera's settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details regarding Sony A68 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 1,440 thousand dots
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Sony A68 Shutter details
Sony A68 can shoot continuously at 8.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony A68 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony A68 has got both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/160 sec.
Sony A68 Autofocusing details
Sony A68 has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & accurate than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be helpful for portrait photography.
The AF system has 79 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking AF for moving objects. Sony A68 comes with manual focus in case it is needed for low light or you require more exact focus control.
Sony A68 Battery life
The battery power (NP-FM500H) in the Sony A68 is fashioned to last for 510 clicks based on the CIPA measurements making it lower than its competitors. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the highest (1900) battery life for this class of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the highest battery life:
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Sony A68 for various types of photography
The following diagram presents a overview of the Sony A68 for various types of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony A68
The Sony A68 gets a points total of 80 which is terrific, meaning that it is a fantastic choice for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the capability to work with external lighting.
Sony A68 Street photography highlights
With a brilliant points total of 78, the Sony A68 is a brilliant pick for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Sony A68
A nice sports photography points tally of 75 suggests the Sony A68 is a good fit for shooting sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A68 Travel photography factors
Weight is super crucial when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Sony A68 gets a modest 55 as a travel camera which is somewhat suitable for your travels.
Landscape photography with Sony A68
For anyone who is looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony A68 at it's very good grade of 68 as a landscape camera is a very decent option amongst it's rivals.
Sony A68 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Sony A68 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 35.
Sony A68 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the A68, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the A68 vs it's highest ranking rivals shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To see a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.