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Sony Alpha A68

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A fully featured and multi award winning SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 24.2MP CMOS Black Dec 2015
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Sony Alpha A68 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A68 number 91 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 76%, based on 18 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from 3dGameMan.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
It has some great features:
Fairly high megapixels sensor
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 89 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 60 in sports photography cameras as well being excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 77 in portrait photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 77% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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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 610g.

Sony Alpha A68 front dimensions

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Sony Alpha A68 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This Sony camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Dkamera.de and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which thought that this camera was very good.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website 3dGameMan.com who concluded that this camera was great.

This camera received a "Good" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 18 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 76 out of 100.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 32,324 expert and user reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 2 years old, however at £469.00 it is more expensive than 67% of cameras.

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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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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 £469.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $598.00 (£778.72).

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Features

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Alpha A68 of 24.2MP is in the highest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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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 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Alpha A68's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 8% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Heavy

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the Alpha A68 of 610g is fairly heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 10% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A68 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A68 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Very Big Eye Relief

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A68 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Sony Alpha A68 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A68 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A68 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Alpha A68 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A68 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 12416 x 1856 pixels, 6000 x 3376 pixels, 4240 x 2832 pixels plus 5 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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

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

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony Alpha A68 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A68's digital zoom of 8x is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A68 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in December 2015.


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