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Sony Alpha A68 Digital Camera

£499.00
SLR 24.2MP CMOS 8x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 23,306 user and expert reviews (including 7,110 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Alpha A68 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A68 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon D7200, or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (£614.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A68 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (£614.99) (33x) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 610 grams, the Sony Alpha A68 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2". When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have assessed, the display diagonal of the Sony Alpha A68 of only 2.7 inches is one of the smallest.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (£614.99) (3" and higher rated), or the Canon 760D (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A68 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Alpha A68 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Alpha A68 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a dioptre correction.

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Very Big Eye Relief

At 26.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A68 has a very big eye relief compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the eye reliefs range from 18mm to 27mm.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Alpha A68 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony Alpha A68 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A68 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A68 features noise reduction. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A68 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Alpha A68 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony Alpha A68 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Alpha A68 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony Alpha A68 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A68 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1, 856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 480 x 480.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A68 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 5184 x 3456 pixels.

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24.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.2 megapixels camera.

There are a number of alternative 24.2MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Nikon D7200.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Alpha A68 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivity "25600" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736032255, 04548736032279

Sony Alpha A68 Review Sources

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