Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 vs Sony Alpha A68

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Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5
Sony Alpha A68

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A bit larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a screen size of 3", however the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

28% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 480g digital camera. That's 130g lighter than the Sony Alpha A68 (610g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

7 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only an 18MP digital camera (6.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

6.1MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a total megapixel count of 24.8MP, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only an 18.7MP digital camera (6.1MP less).
60% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.1 smaller than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (3.5).
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower).
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony Alpha A68 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 82751 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 204658.
Expert reviews are a little better
The Sony Alpha A68 has an average expert review score of 76% based on 3 reviews, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has an average rating of 75% (based on 83 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
6.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a megapixel count of 18MP, however the Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.2MP digital camera (6.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

6.1MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a total megapixel count of 18.7MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.8MP digital camera (6.1MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.1 larger than the Sony Alpha A68 (3.5).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Sony Alpha A68 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 higher).
Not as many stockists
Only 3 retailers sells the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5, however 8 stores sell the Sony Alpha A68. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is older than the Sony Alpha A68 by one year.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 204658 by sales volume, but the Sony Alpha A68 ranks No. 82751.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only has an average expert rating of 75%, but the Sony Alpha A68 has an average expert rating of 76% (based on 3 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a screen size of 2.7", however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

130g heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 610g digital camera. That's 130g heavier than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (610g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Date Released

24 months Ago 13 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
18.7MP 24.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture
5.6 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
17 - 85 18 - 55
Lens Structure
15/12 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.88x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Incandescent
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.5mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g
BEST
610g
Height
99.7mm 104.2mm
Depth
77.9mm 82.8mm
Width
129.6mm 142.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 675g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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