Nikon D5600 vs Sony A68 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs A68 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Sony A68 Specs

D5600

  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600

A68

  • Introduced in November 2015
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9mm³ (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A68

D5600 vs A68 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an A68 sensor comparison

D5600 vs A68: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

A68 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

A68 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the A68

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Nikon D5600 VS Sony A68 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

A68

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.10
Larger lens selection (3)20045
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970580
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
(53 cu.in.)
1202cm³
(76 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the A68: the lower weight than the A68, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D5600 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A68

D5600

A68

Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Auto Focus points (4)3979
Image stabilizer (3)

Conclusion: Advantages of the A68 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 11 points for the A68.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

A68

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Sony A68 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and A68

D5600 und A68, front viewD5600 und A68, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und A68, view from aboveD5600 und A68, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Sony A68

24
11

We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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