• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCA-A68
  • Canon EOS 80D
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Predecessor: Sony A58
A58 vs A68
Canon 70D
70D vs 80D
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A68 80D
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCA-68  
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $699.99 $1799.00
Street Price: $598.00 $998.50
Date Available: 2016-05-15 2016-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 32.2 oz (912 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
44.8 oz (1,270 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in.
(143 x 104 x 81 mm)
5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(139 x 105 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 24.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 79 79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.1 23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.5 13.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 701 1,135
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1824 (5.4 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 6.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4 MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC)
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: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 29 - 216mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T) f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom, Up to 4x standard digital zoom  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 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) OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 45-points, up to 45 cross-type (f/5.6), 1 dual-cross (f/2.8 and f/5.6), 27 support f/8 (9 cross-type); Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 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 SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, ~0.95x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x 0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.88x 0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 16000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 Auto, 100 - 16000 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 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 Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (6.0%), Spot (3.8%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous AE, 3 Custom Settings Creative Auto, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Kids, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), No Flash, 2 Custom User Settings, Creative Filters (Art Bold, Fish-eye, Water-painting, Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, HDR Art (Standard/Vivid/Bold/Embossed)
Self Timer: 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync. E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=12m (ISO 100), range is lens dependent Lens aperture dependent; GN= 12m (39.4 ft.) at ISO 100, works out to about 11.2 feet at f/3.5 and 7 feet at f/5.6
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi-interface Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit .CR2 RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4 MOV (Video: H.264 All-I, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: H.264 IPB/IPB Light, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Type-D Micro HDMI Connector, Multi Micro USB Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.36
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 6.8
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   53
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   24
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   19
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.08 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.060 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.061 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.27 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   2.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 580 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 540 shots 960 shots
Battery Life, Video: 130 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E6N or LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software:   Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,)
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: