• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung Galaxy NX
  • Sony Alpha ILCA-A68
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Predecessor:   Sony A58
A58 vs A68
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General
Model Number: Galaxy NX A68
Alternate Model Number(s): GN120 ILCA-68
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1399.99 $699.99
Street Price: $1,343.21 $598.00
Date Available: 2013-10-15 2016-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 25.3 oz (718 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
32.2 oz (912 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.4 x 4.0 x 1.0 in.
(137 x 101 x 26 mm)
5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in.
(143 x 104 x 81 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 24.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 75 79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.4 24.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.3 13.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 910 701
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, .SRW 12-bit RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.2 5.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (60p/​30p)
320x240 (30p)
640x480 (240p)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC audio XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x i-Zoom Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid AF (Phase and Contrast Detection) Phase Detection: 79 points (15 points cross type); Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type with Eye Contact Sensor; SVGA (800 x 600) TFT-LCD; Coverage: Approx. 100%; Magnification: Approx. 1.04X (APS-C, 50mm, -1m-1), Approx. 0.68X (Equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera); Eyepoint: Approx. 18.0mm; Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to +4.0m- 0.39"-type, 1,440K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 0.88x magnification (0.57x eq.), 23mm eye point (CIPA), -4 to +3 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution:   1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.69x 0.57x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.04x 0.88x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 4.8 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 2,764,800 dots (921,600 px) 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (1 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100-25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/6000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: (1) Portrait : Smart Mode Suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Continuous Shot, Best Face, Color Bracket, Kids, Vignett+, Golf; (2) Scenery : Landscape, Dawn, Snow; (3) Close-up/Indoor : Macro, Food, Party/Indoor; (4) Pro Style : Action freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Animated Photo, Multi Exposure, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Miniature, Creative Shot, Interval; (5) Night Scenery : Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous AE, 3 Custom Settings
Self Timer: 2-30 sec in 1 sec steps seconds 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync.
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependant; GN=11m (at ISO 100) GN=12m (ISO 100), range is lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Multi-interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .SRW 12-bit RAW RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (H.264) with AAC audio XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: Yes No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired
Connections (extended): Cellular (3G, 4G LTE), Wi-Fi, Micro (Type D) HDMI, SIM card slot, headphone jack (but not active during video recording) Type-D Micro HDMI Connector, Multi Micro USB Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.12  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.33  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 20  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.2 5.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.33 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.201 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.146 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, auto-area mode = 0.422s  
Startup Time: 2.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 3.0 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.3 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 440 shots 580 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   540 shots
Battery Life, Video:   130 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: 3.8v 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary 4360 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Samsung Kies, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 20.3MP APS-C Sensor, DRIMe IV Image Processor, Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) System, 8.6fps Burst Mode, 30 Smart Modes, Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor, Cellular (4G LTE, 3G), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), GPS, GLONASS.