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Sony Alpha A68

£419.00
Sony Alpha A68
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An award winning and fully loaded SLR digital camera, with a reasonable price and one of the highest image qualities on the market
SLR 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Dec 2015
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Sony Alpha A68 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A68 number 75 across all digital cameras.
84
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
79
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%. This digital camera has received a "Highly Recommended" award from 3dGameMan.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The Alpha A68 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
High image quality and wide ISO range for stills/movies
Essional level options open up new possibilities.<br>further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories8 specially designed for this mo
Wide-ranging accessories meet every need
Den your photographic horizons with an expanded line-up of superb lenses. the 68 empowers you to fully enjoy the renowned performance of professional-grade glass from sony and ZE
Ultimate precision and craftsmanship
Bright, high-contrast OLED tru-finder makes it easier to expertly plan and preview shots, as it reproduces real-time image data with rich tonal gradation and faithful col
Smart viewfinder for better photos
Tiltable LCD screen
Speedy operability for intuitive use
High image quality and minimal noise, you can record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which enables full HD image recording at 50mbps (30p/25p7,24
Supports 50mbps XAVC S format
BIONZ X image processing engine
24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Large exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP provides for high image resolution, delicate tonal gradation and expressive bokeh. and the BIONZ X featuring advanced image reproducing technologies and processes vast data from the sensor at high speed for more realistic images. the duo is a perfect match for shooting in the wide ISO range of 100-256005 and producing beautifully sharp, clear resu
Capture moments perfectly
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
's unique design replaces a DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which enables fast shooting with continuous use of accurate phase detection
Proprietary translucent mirror technology
Steadfast AF tracking
Fast AF speed
World's most AF points
Superior autofocus reliability with 79 high-density AF points, including 15 cross-type points. translucent mirror technology enables precise phase-detection AF even with continuous shooting and movie mo
79-point high-density phase-detection AF system covers more action
Fast-moving subjects meet their match
Ure more unforgettable moments for posterity. the 68 the world's highest1 number of phase-detection AF points (79) covering a wide AF area will catch the moment to last for a life time. the exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine deliver the imaging impact that you aim for. dials, controls and displays make shooting more intuitive and immediate to optimise operabil
With 4d FOCUS, you ll never miss that perfect moment
Make the feeling last a lifetime
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Dy operability for intuitive

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 179 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 191 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 183 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Sony Alpha A68 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony Alpha A68?

The Sony Alpha A68 is 142.6mm wide and 82.8mm tall. It is 104.2mm deep and weighs 596g.

Sony Alpha A68 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A68 size in context

Sony Alpha A68 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site 3dGameMan.com who thought that this camera was great.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 90% from fwdmagazine.be. This puts this Sony camera in the top 6% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 22,092 user and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 54% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. At £419.00 we think it represents good value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A68 and the United Kingdom price of £419.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $598.00 (£830.92).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market since December 2015.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony Alpha A68's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is higher than 92% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Alpha A68 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Sony Alpha A68's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Alpha A68 of 596g is heavier than 89% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A68 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Alpha A68's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 89% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A68 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Alpha A68 has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A68 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Very Big Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Alpha A68 of 26.5mm is in the biggest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A68 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A68 is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A68's digital zoom of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 88% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony Alpha A68 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Sony Alpha A68 supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Alpha A68 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A68 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A68 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

04548736032255, 04548736032279, 07000193456786, 07434012997974

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