• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 350.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon L620 advantages over Sony A68

  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A68 advantages over Nikon L620

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.92 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 580 vs 410 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 18.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon L610

Nikon L620
Nikon L610
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony A68
Nikon L610
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon SX170

Nikon L620
Canon SX170
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony A68
Canon SX170
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S810c

Nikon L620
Nikon S810c
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony A68
Nikon S810c
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon L620
Canon T6s
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $716
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 77D

Nikon L620
Canon 77D
  • $127
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sony A68
Canon 77D
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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