Sony SLT-A68 Review

Overall Score

71

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 81 mm, 610g.
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  • Replaced: SLT-A65

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Sony SLT-A68 Overview


First introduced in November, 2015, Sony SLT-A68 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A65 with SLT-A68. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A68 with Sony A65


Proc and Cons of Sony A68


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony SLT-A68 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
79 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
15 Cross Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Weight: 610g
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Low Battery Life: 510 shots
Type Scores

Sony SLT-A68 has an Overall Score of 71/100 and ranked #57 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #149 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony A68 Scores
Imaging score
58
Features score
73
Value for money score
85
Portability score
75
Overall score
71
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A68


Sony SLT-A68 weighs 610g and has external dimensions of 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Sony A68 is 72 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A68 is more by 15mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A68
610g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Sony A68
81mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony SLT-A68 with the dimensions:

Sony SLT-A68

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SLT-A68 Dimensions SLT-A68
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 610 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A65 Sony A65 622 g 610 g 132 x 97 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 610 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 610 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 610 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 420 g 610 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Canon EOS 750d Canon 750D 555 g 610 g 132 x 101 x 78 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 465 g 610 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm

Specifications of Sony SLT-A68


General
Brand Sony
Model SLT-A68
Announced November, 2015
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.57
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 79
Number of Cross Focus Points 15
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 510 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 610 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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