Alpha a68by Sony

  • Alpha a68
  • Alpha a68
  • Alpha a68
  • Alpha a68
  • Alpha a68
  • Alpha a68
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
82%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The a68 has a 4D autofocus system with 79 phase-detection AF points.
  • It takes better low-light photos than its predecessor.
  • It shoots high-quality video.

CONS

  • There's no built-in Wi-Fi.
  • The top burst speed hasn't improved over the a58.
  • The electronic viewfinder isn't as high-res as some competitors' viewfinders.
Sony’s Alpha a68 boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor coupled with the company’s BIONZ X image processing engine. This ensures low-noise, high-image quality. The camera features an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 and an impressive 79 phase-detection AF points. It can shoot at 8 frames per second thanks to its translucent mirror technology. Its 2.7-inch LCD screen tilts upward by 135 degrees and down 55 degrees. The 10 function buttons are assignable for quick access to your most-used settings. The camera uses an A-mount interchangeable lens system.
NameAlpha a68OM-D E-M10 Mark IIAlpha a6000Nikon 1 J5EOS M3
ManufacturerSonyOlympusSonyNikonCanon
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The Sony a68 offers an excellent autofocus system for an affordable price. As an SLT, it has an electronic viewfinder instead of an optical …

The Sony a68 offers an excellent autofocus system for an affordable price. As an SLT, it has an electronic viewfinder instead of an optical one.

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Sony A68 has a Sony/Minolta Alpha lens mount and currently there are 127 native lenses available for this mount. Sony took over all the Mino…

Sony A68 has a Sony/Minolta Alpha lens mount and currently there are 127 native lenses available for this mount. Sony took over all the Minolta AF lens legacy and extended it with lot of new lenses, some popular ones designed by Zeiss engineers. User can also choose from a wide selection of third party lens manufacturers portfolio.

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The appeal of the A68 is obvious and it's welcome to have such a unique proposition for the advanced beginner rather than just a model that …

The appeal of the A68 is obvious and it's welcome to have such a unique proposition for the advanced beginner rather than just a model that aims to equal its peers.

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The Sony A68 is an excellent alternative to a mid-range DSLR, offering the same excellent auto-focusing performance as the top-of-the-range …

The Sony A68 is an excellent alternative to a mid-range DSLR, offering the same excellent auto-focusing performance as the top-of-the-range A77 II camera.

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The Sony 18-55mm lens didn't perform particularly well, and for better results a prime lens, or alternative zoom lens is recommended. Howeve…

The Sony 18-55mm lens didn't perform particularly well, and for better results a prime lens, or alternative zoom lens is recommended. However, there is little distortion visible using the lens compensation correction built into the camera,...

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Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-2560…

Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range.

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Headline attractions include the combination of 4D Focus with Translucent Mirror Technology, and built-in sensor shift image stabilization.

Headline attractions include the combination of 4D Focus with Translucent Mirror Technology, and built-in sensor shift image stabilization.

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The new phase detection AF system employs 70 AF points, including 15 cross type, plus a dedicated f/2.8 AF sensor to help the Sony a68 focus…

The new phase detection AF system employs 70 AF points, including 15 cross type, plus a dedicated f/2.8 AF sensor to help the Sony a68 focus in low-light scenes.

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Other features include a top burst rate of 8 frames per second (the same as the Alpha 58) and a maximum ISO of 25,600 – an improvement on th…

Other features include a top burst rate of 8 frames per second (the same as the Alpha 58) and a maximum ISO of 25,600 – an improvement on the top ISO of 16,000 on the Alpha 58.

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