Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Sony Alpha A68

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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Sony Alpha A68

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a two memory slot digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 only has one memory slot.
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas 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.

Hugely higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a display resolution of 1,620,000 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A68 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,159,200 pixels lower).
6 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (24.2MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.8MP digital camera. That's 3.3MP more than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (24.8MP).
14% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 0.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.12x higher than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (0.88x). 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 has a weight of 610g, but the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a 1.3kg digital camera (730g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £4,152
The Sony Alpha A68 costs £4,152 less than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.2MP digital camera (4MP 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a total megapixel count of 21.5MP, but the Sony Alpha A68 is a 24.8MP digital camera (3.3MP more).
16% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.76x, however the Sony Alpha A68 is a 0.88x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x 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.

Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a 1.3kg digital camera. That's 730g 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.

£4,152 more expensive
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A68 by £4,152.
Less retailers
Only 9 retailers sells the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, whereas 12 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A68. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons Against
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (25,600).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II only has two memory slots.
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (2.7"). 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.

3x lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A68 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,159,200 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (460,800 pixels).
Older by two months
The Sony Alpha A68 is two months older than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 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
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 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
35.9 x 23.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
21.5MP 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

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 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
61 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 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
 Auto
 100
 200
 51200
 25600
 25
 Auto
 100
 200
 51200
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
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
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 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
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
119.9fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 CFast 2.0
 CFast
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
BEST
 CFast 2.0
 CFast
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
2
BEST
1

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,620,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.76x 0.88x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -4 - 3
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
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
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 610g
BEST
Height
167.6mm 104.2mm
Depth
82.6mm 82.8mm
Width
158mm 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-E19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AC
 AC
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
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