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

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Differences

Sony A37 advantages over Sony A68

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    799 vs 701 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Sony A68 advantages over Sony A37

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 580 vs 450 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    154k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A35

Sony A37
Sony A35
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
Sony A68
Sony A35
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A57

Sony A37
Sony A57
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher-res screen
Sony A68
Sony A57
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • External Mic Jack
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A37
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon T6s

Sony A37
Canon T6s
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $765
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Sony A37
Pentax K-3 II
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
Sony A68
Pentax K-3 II
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
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