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

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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
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.73x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
    3 years vs 8 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 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 D3200

Sony A65
Nikon D3200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Nikon D3200
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon D5200

Sony A65
Nikon D5200
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony A68
Nikon D5200
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A58

Sony A65
Sony A58
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Sony A58
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon T6s

Sony A65
Canon T6s
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Sony A65
Pentax K-3 II
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
Sony A68
Pentax K-3 II
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
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