Nikon D810 vs Sony Alpha A68

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Nikon D810
Sony Alpha A68

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
12.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, but the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 24.2MP digital camera (12.1MP 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.

12.29MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D810 has a total megapixel count of 37.09MP, however the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 24.8MP digital camera (12.29MP less).
25,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
36 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D810 has a minimum ISO speed of 64, however the Sony Alpha A68 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (36 bigger).
Larger screen size Edit
Nikon D810 is 3.2" screen, but the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.5" 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.

768,200 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D810 has a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,200 pixels lower).
Available from 23 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Nikon D810 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 51149 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 ranks No. 78591.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 83 reviews, the Nikon D810 has an average expert review score of 92%, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 has an average rating of 76% (based on 3 reviews).
3 Reasons For
21% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.88x, however the Nikon D810 is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.18x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

45% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 610g digital camera. That's 270g lighter than the Nikon D810 (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.

£689 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A68 costs £689 less than the Nikon D810.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D810 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 is a 0.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.18x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

31% heavier Edit
The Nikon D810 is an 880g digital camera. That's 270g heavier 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.

£689 more expensive
The Nikon D810 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A68 by £689.
10 Reasons Against
12.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 36.3MP digital camera (12.1MP 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.

12.29MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a total megapixel count of 24.8MP, but the Nikon D810 is a 37.09MP digital camera (12.29MP more).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Nikon D810 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
36 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Nikon D810 is a 64 minimum ISO speed digital camera (36 smaller).
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D810 is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.5" 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, but the Nikon D810 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,200 pixels higher).
Less retailers
Only 15 sellers sells the Sony Alpha A68, whereas 38 sellers sell the Nikon D810. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Three months older
The Sony Alpha A68 is older than the Nikon D810 by three months.
Worse selling
The Sony Alpha A68 ranks No. 78591 by sales volume, however the Nikon D810 ranks No. 51149.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A68's average expert rating is only 76%, however the Nikon D810's is 92% (based on 83 reviews).

Awards

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP
BEST
24.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3600 x 2400
 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
 3600 x 2400
 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
 7360 x 4912
BEST
 7360 x 4912
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
37.09MP
BEST
24.8MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
24 - 120 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Sony A
 Nikon F
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking 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
51 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 100
 25600
 25
 80
 200
 800
 12800
 51200
 100
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
64
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

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
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Hi-speed sync
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
1,229,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x 0.88x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.5mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
880g 610g
BEST
Height
123mm 104.2mm
Depth
81.5mm 82.8mm
Width
146mm 142.6mm
Weight Including Battery
980g 675g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL15 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

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AC
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
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