Product Comparison: Sony a68 (ILCA68K) vs Sony A77


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
a68 (ILCA68K)
A77
Origin
Japan
Thailand
About the Product
Capture unforgettable moments for posterity with the Sony Alpha a68 Digital SLR Camera with DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens. The world's highest number of phase-detection AF points (79) covering a wide AF area will catch moments that last for a lifetime.
Sony α (alpha) SLT-A77VQ Digital SLR. World’s fastest shooting DSLR. Get action photos, HD Movies and Live View shots that other cameras miss, thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.2 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C CMOS
APS-C CMOS
Lens
18-55 mm Zoom Lens
DT 16–50mm f/2.8 SSM
Viewfinder
Electronic
0.5-type, Electronic viewfinder (2359296 dots)
Size & Weight
Height
4.1 in.
4.09 in.
Width
5.61 in.
5.61 in.
Depth
3.26 in.
3.18 in.
Weight
23.81 oz.
25.82 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony a68 (ILCA68K) DSLR Camera w/ SAL18552 Lens
  • It's slightly bigger than my previous model, but it's not a problem. It's easy to set up.
  • It is light and compact; histogram is live and indicates exposure as exposure adjustments are made.
  • Bought this camera as an upgrade to my well used a37. The bigger body is far more comfortable to hold having big hands. The AF is very responsive and works well even in low light levels.
  • A great camera for those looking to take a step up from their phone or point and click cameras. Easy to learn, great picture quality, lightweight and all at a reasonable price.
  • Disappointed with the weight and bulk and very disappointed that I can't use RAW on my Adobe Elements.
Sony A77 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 16-50mm F2.8 lens
  • The size isn't overbearing. It's a great camera to carry around when it comes to stamina.
  • Overall the body is so good, light weight, lot of features, and the image quality of the kit lens is excellent.
  • The weight is comparable to the 7d and other amateur to pro cameras. A good camera bag is a good idea when carrying it around on trips as your neck will thank you.
  • Hands get tired quickly if you carry it in your hands. Therefore, you will need a bag because it is heavy.
  • This is a bulky and heavy camera. Consider getting a high quality "sling camera strap".
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto: 100 - 12800
Auto: 100-16000, Extended: 50-25600
Digital Zoom
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
RAW, JPEG
JPEG, DPOF, MPO
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony a68 (ILCA68K) DSLR Camera w/ SAL18552 Lens
  • I have only had it for a week so am still learning. I upgraded from a sony A350. The A68 photos are a much better quality.
  • A little fiddly but full of great features that helps take great photos that is more important.
  • Still learning how to use this full-featured camera. So far, have taken excellent photographs with little effort to fully control camera settings.
  • I'm very impressed with image quality, so clear and amazing colors. Highly recommended.
  • The image quality is superb in both pictures and video, i can do really great crops with the 24mp resolution and not loose quality when uploading to instagram and social media.
Sony A77 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 16-50mm F2.8 lens
  • Auto ISO does this crazy cool thing where it takes snaps multiple photos in a fraction of a second, then combines them into a single, low-light, low grain picture.
  • The 12 frame burst shooting is great! And it can even manage to keep up with focus.
  • This is the best camera on the market short of a full frame. It will focus in extreme low light.
  • The images become noisy above ISO800, but that's the price for semi-transparent mirror, which allows 12fps and other advantages.
  • Low ISO pics are wonderful with high detail and great color.Conversely, shooting low light pics at ISO 3200 or above is just a mess - JPGs at this sensitivity were almost unusable.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Screen Size
2.7 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460800 dots
921600 dots
Touch Screen
No
No
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Sony a68 (ILCA68K) DSLR Camera w/ SAL18552 Lens
  • Love the top display. I wasn't too sure about the EVF and screen resolutions but they are fine. Again the body size, but it's really good to hold.
  • I bought a month ago and I love it, this camera I so great. Really clear display.
  • I had a sony nex before i bought the a68 and i love it great features, high quality display and great battery life.
  • I bought 3 weeks ago and I made in my holidays a great pics and videos, that was easy to make with that display. So i am really happy to bought it.
  • I found the images very sharp and detailel as well as display. Very happy to have such a great camera.
Sony A77 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 16-50mm F2.8 lens
  • Very true to life colors and displays all the info on the shot that you are going to take just fine.
  • The most critical choices appear both on the large display and on the viewfinder. I can quickly choose metering and autofocus points, as well as exposure parameters, without taking my eye off the subject.
  • While looking into viewfinder the screen gets lighter and darker as you adjust each wheel.
  • Tilt-able screen - very convenient is some cases, e.g. if you want to take portraits without people becoming unnatural due to a photographer peering on them.
  • The screen is a cute idea, but it seems flimsy. Not sure how it will hold-up over time.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia
AUTO, Auto+, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Priority AE, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Memory recall, Manual, Sports Action, Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Flash, Custom
AUTO WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Flash
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/8000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony a68 (ILCA68K) DSLR Camera w/ SAL18552 Lens
  • Superb autofocus, incredibly versatile and full of features such as lens micro adjust.
  • Very quiet shutter. Nice information panel. Setting knob lock is very good to prevent accidental movement. A great camera after my trusty A550.
  • I bought it a week ago it some has great features brilliant for people starting out and trying to understand more about cameras and there techniques.
  • I acquired this camera about two weeks ago and up to now I am quiet impressed for the ease of use and picture quality, the menu's are well designed and quiet easy to get round.
  • The functions and set up are simple and clear to use, and within a couple of hours, I had my settings to my liking, and programed into memory number one.
Sony A77 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 16-50mm F2.8 lens
  • You control aperture and speed with two separate rings and Iso right there with your fingers easily learning where to go.
  • The ISO button is just below the shutter button so u can adjust easily again seeing the screen change until it looks right.
  • Does decent panorama shots without the need for photoshop.
  • It's got panorama and pseudo 3D and pseudo tilt-shift, but I like to make those choices for myself.
  • Shutter click is louder than expected. This makes it very difficult to work in the fresh air. Especially when everyone looks at you after each frame.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
Yes
Output(s)
Multi/Micro USB, Microphone minijack
USB 2.0 (Mini-B), Mini HDMI, 3.5mm Stereo jack
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony a68 (ILCA68K) DSLR Camera w/ SAL18552 Lens
  • Easy to use, bright screen and great features, fast usb port, beautiful design.
  • The camera body is made very durable, the quality of all parts is excellent, even the SD card slot looks good.
  • I already managed to make a bunch of photos, all of them are stored on my SD card. This card works well and does not cause problems.
  • I was very pleased with this camera. Since yesterday, the usb port has stopped working. Although I used it very carefully.
  • SD card is not stable, very often my camera does not recognize the card. It makes me so angry!
Sony A77 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 16-50mm F2.8 lens
  • Quick transfer of all photos and videos via USB cable to my computer.
  • The HDMI cable allows me to output high quality images to my TV screen.
  • The connectors look durable. I am sure that they will last a long time. Also they work great and have an excellent connection to my computer.
  • Cannot plug the HDMI into a 720p display, 1080p only.
  • The in-camera microphone for video recording is, as expected, just about unusable.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Battery Life
580 frames
470 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
699.99 $

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