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Sony ILCA-68K Digital Camera

£548.97
Bridge Camera 24.2MP CMOS 5.7x Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Three industry awards
Supports video recording
Uninspiring build quality
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This high megapixel camera received a "Recommended" award from both review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Dkamera.de, both of which decided that this camera was good.

The editor of one more expert review site decided that this Sony digital camera was good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this camera a "Good" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar this Sony digital camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


Price

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Value for Money

Two people mentioned that the product was good value for money. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent sound for the price” . Techradar mentioned last year “Value for money” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The ILCA-68K supports video recording. Most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras also support video recording.

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Design

Uninspiring Build Quality

Two customers thought this digital camera was not well made. Techradar mentioned “Uninspiring build quality” nonetheless they still gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Techradar.com said “The mediocre kit lens, build quality and rear display show that corners have been cut” in their review of the Sony ILCA-68K nonetheless they scored it 80 out of 100.

Great Image Quality

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Great image quality” . Techradar said “High, quality electronic viewfinder” .


Other

Released Ten Months Ago

It was July 2016 when Sony released the ILCA-68K.


Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras that have been available for the last year is 3x and the biggest is 10x. At 5.7 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCA-68K has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCA-68K does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other recently released cameras.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X-A3 (£549); or the Nikon D5600 (£484.70), or the Sony Alpha A6300 (£632.95).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony ILCA-68K does not feature bluetooth, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras, the ILCA-68K does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The ILCA-68K has an anti-dust function. Most of the other latest high megapixel cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The ILCA-68K features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the ILCA-68K has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst digital cameras of this age. The display diagonals of cameras that were launched in the last 12 months range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

If this Sony camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-A3 (£549) (3" and cheaper); or the Sigma Sd Quattro (£664.93) (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon D5600 (£484.70) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The ILCA-68K has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Sony ILCA-68K has a carrying case. Most of the other recently released cameras also have a carrying case.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The ILCA-68K has a battery charger included, as do most of the other latest high megapixel cameras.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony ILCA-68K has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ILCA-68K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other latest high megapixel cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ILCA-68K is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the recently released digital cameras the weights range from 110g to 920g, and the average weight is 450g. With a weight of 596 grams, the ILCA-68K is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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24.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 24.2 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 24.2MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 760D - Rebel T6s, and the Sony Alpha A6300 (£632.95) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Sigma Sd Quattro (£664.93) (29.5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilca68kcec
Barcodes 04548736032279

Sony ILCA-68K Review Sources

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