• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCA-A68
  • Pentax K-1 II
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Predecessor: Sony A58
A58 vs A68
Pentax K-1
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Successor:    
General
Model Number: A68 K-1 II
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCA-68 K-1 Mark II
Camera Format: SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $699.99 $1799.95
Street Price: $598.00 $1,721.57
Date Available: 2016-05-15 2018-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 32.2 oz (912 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
35.6 oz (1,010 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in.
(143 x 104 x 81 mm)
5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in.
(137 x 110 x 86 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 36.4
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 4.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Optional
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 79  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 701  
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)
7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2),
5760 x 3840 (22.1 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
4800 x 3200 (15.4 MP, 3:2),
4224 x 2816 (11.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 4.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
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) Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens: Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 28 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 28 - 105mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.75x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T) f/3.5 - 22(W) to f/5.6 - 32(T)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 55.0mm 62.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
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) TTL Phase-detection AF: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center), Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)
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, 0.7x mag., Eyepoint: 20.6mm (from the view window) / 21.7mm (from the center of lens), -3.5 to +1.2 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.88x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 819200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-25600 Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
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, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
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 TTL open-aperture: Multi-segment with 86K-pixel RGB sensor, Center-weighted, Spot
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 Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Replace Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Pixel Shift Resolution (On/Off); Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream
Self Timer: 2, 10; 3 or 5 frames after 10s seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 36.2 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync. P-TTL; Modes available depends on external flash mounted
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: GN=12m (ISO 100), range is lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi-interface Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
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 Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: XAVC S format / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired Optional wired, IR wireless or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Type-D Micro HDMI Connector, Multi Micro USB Terminal, External Stereo Micophone Jack, DC Input Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.40
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):   0.38
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 4.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   77
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   17
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   13
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.10 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.328 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.087 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.086 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Live View Prefocused shutter lag with e-shutter = 0.670s
Startup Time:   1.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 580 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 540 shots 670 shots
Battery Life, Video: 130 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H Proprietary D-LI90
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 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:   Software CD-ROM S-SW171 includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
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