• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A68 advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $3495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Sony A68

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Sony A68
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher max flash sync
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon T6i

Sony A68
Canon T6i
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon T6i
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T6s

Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon T6s
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Sony A68
Pentax K-3 II
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Pentax K-3 II
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica Q

Sony A68
Leica Q
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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