Sony A68 Detailed Review

Sony A68

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In additional A68 was introduced by Sony in November 2015. It belongs to the Amateur DSLRs category.

Sony is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Sony.

BrandSony
CategoryDSLR
Date11/2015
Sensor Properties

Also A68 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 23 x 15 mm² (0.91" x 0.61").

Picture of A68's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: A68 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

Note: APS-C sensors made by Sony are slightly larger than those from other manufacturers.

The A68's sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.

The Sony supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Sony's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The A68 does not have a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning. Dust that collects on the sensor has to be removed with a blower or brush.

FormatAPS-C
Sensor area23.20 x 15.40mm²
(0.91" x 0.61")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)24.80 megapixel
Resolution (effective)24.10 megapixel
Pixel size14.90 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 8 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable lens
MountSony A Mount
Viewfinder Properties

The A68 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 1.44 megapixel, an above average value for a viewfinder like this.

The magnifcation is c. 0.53x, an average value for an electronic viewfinder.

TypeElektronic
Coverage100%
Magnification0.53x
Resolution1.44 megapixel
Dioptric correction
Shutter

The A68's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The A68's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The A68 supports all general exposure modes.

The Sony allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The A68's auto focus processor has 79 AF points. The main point is about that the more points the autofocus has then preferably. If AF has more points then you have a better opportunity to have a focus at the interesting area. In addition, It is a big advantage in a difficult condition. For example, when doing macross.

Manual focusing is available in the Sony. Even in complicated location.

TypePhase Detection
AF points79
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The A68 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 10m (33 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Built-in
Range10.00m
(33 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
A68 display

The A68 features a monitor with a diagonal of 67.00mm (2.6 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.46 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.

The A68 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

TypeLCD
Size67.00mm (diagonal)
(2.6 in.)
Resolution0.46 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

A68 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Sony A68 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
50 frames/second
60 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Sony. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.

However, the camera can be controlled over a wired connection.

Connect the Sony to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Sony supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards. Sony MemorySticks can be used, too.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Battery

The Sony A68 has a NP-FM500H LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 580 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The A68's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-FM500H LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life580 photos
Size

The Sony A68's size is 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9mm³. (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2" grams (675 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the A68:

Sony A68 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Sony A68 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Sony A68 size comparison

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