• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

Buy From

Differences

Sony A65 advantages over Sony A68

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A68 advantages over Sony A65

  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 3
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    13 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    79 vs 15
    More AF points improve autofocus

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Sony A65

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Sony A68

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3200

Sony A65
Nikon D3200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Sony A68
Nikon D3200
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A65
Nikon D5200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Sony A68
Nikon D5200
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $380
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A58

Sony A65
Sony A58
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony A68
Sony A58
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon T6i

Sony A65
Canon T6i
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Canon T6i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T6s

Sony A65
Canon T6s
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Compare Other Cameras?