• 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 A77 advantages over Sony A68

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Higher effective ISO
    801 vs 701 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A68 advantages over Sony A77

  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $1000
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More cross-type AF points
    15 vs 11
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    912g vs 1363g
    Lighter weight
  • More AF points
    79 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Very fast top frame rate; full-time phase-detect autofocus; Full 60p HD video; Excellent kit lens; Very good high-resolution sensor.

  • Heavy; EVF appears dim when used in bright light; AF tracking in Movie mode was unreliable in our testing.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 60D

Sony A77
Canon 60D
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Canon 60D
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7100

Sony A77
Nikon D7100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $729
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony A68
Nikon D7100
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $729
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Pentax K-3

Sony A77
Pentax K-3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony A68
Pentax K-3
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon T6s

Sony A77
Canon T6s
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Sony A68
Canon T6s
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $673
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-3 II

Sony A77
Pentax K-3 II
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Sony A68
Pentax K-3 II
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $830
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • High resolution composite
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