Product Comparison: Sony SLT-A65V vs Sony a68 (ILCA68K)


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
SLT-A65V
a68 (ILCA68K)
Origin
Thailand
Japan
About the Product
Best of both worlds, 24.3 megapixel and up to 10 fps. Get action photos, HD Movies and Live View shots that other cameras miss, thanks to Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology.
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.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.3 MP
24.2 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C CMOS
APS-C CMOS
Lens
DT 3.5-5.6/18-55 SAM
18-55 mm Zoom Lens
Viewfinder
0.5-type, Electronic viewfinder (2359296 dots)
Electronic
Size & Weight
Height
3.84 in.
4.1 in.
Width
5.2 in.
5.61 in.
Depth
3.18 in.
3.26 in.
Weight
21.94 oz.
23.81 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony SLT-A65V 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm
  • The camera is a perfect size. The menus are well laid out and the ergonomics are excellent. It makes me want to use it more.
  • What a great camera. Right size and right performance.
  • The camera is the perfect size and easy to hold. The articulating screen is very useful and very clear.
  • Compact and convenient camera for travel.
  • Only downside is the size and weight of the camera. But I think it's worth it.
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.
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto: 100-16000, Extended: 100-25600
Auto: 100 - 12800
Digital Zoom
2 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, DPOF, MPO
RAW, JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony SLT-A65V 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm
  • First, multi-shot noise reduction works amazingly well for still subjects. ISO 6400 on MSNR essentially looks the same as ISO 800.
  • Noise reduction Auto-ISO - multi-frame merged shots for great low-light shots.
  • This camera is awesome in low light, average light, good light, etc. It does take a bit of tweaking but the auto focus is really good as well.
  • Some increase in noise at higher ISO, particularly in RAW images without NR.
  • Video in low light can be under-exposed, and camera will not go above ISO 1600 for video shooting.
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.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Screen Size
3 in.
2.7 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
460800 dots
Touch Screen
No
No
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Sony SLT-A65V 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm
  • I like the ability to change the display, sometimes you may want to have overlays other times your just want to see the subject without the tools in the way.
  • The LCD screen is plenty bright before recording video. Photos are are still quite nice at ISO 1600.
  • Switches from the LCD screen to the view finder automatically when it senses your head coming to the viewfinder.
  • The intelligent digital zoom, paired with this resolution, is very usable. Also, the colors and dynamic range are impressive.
  • Screen blacks out once you fill up the buffer in high-speed shooting and you have to wait until all the images are dumped onto your card with poor buffer depth.
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.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
AUTO, Auto+, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Continuous Priority AE, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual exposure
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia
White Balance Modes
AUTO WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Flash, Color Temperature & color filter, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Light (Daylight Color), Fluorescent Light (Daylight White), Fluorescent Light (Cool White), Fluorescent Light (Warm White), Flash, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/4000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony SLT-A65V 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm
  • Many useful shooting modes including panorama and high dynamic range modes. Intuitive and yet deep & customizable operating system.
  • Sweep panorama is better than stitching in Photoshop; sweep panorama takes many pictures and intelligently frames around moving subjects.
  • I like the seamless the "sweep" panorama provides over the "matching puzzle" assembly my previous cameras required for panoramic photos.
  • Sweep panorama modes often poor in resolution compared to stitching together your own panorama images from discrete images.
  • The biggest practical issue with the camera is that you don't see the effect of SteadyShot image-stabilization in the viewfinder during stills when you half-press the shutter button.
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.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
USB 2.0 (Mini-B), Mini HDMI, 3.5mm Stereo jack
Multi/Micro USB, Microphone minijack
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony SLT-A65V 24.3 MP Translucent Mirror Digital SLR With 18-55mm
  • The first one is the built in GPS for geotagging images. I geotag everything, so not having to carry around additional equipment to do this is a time saver.
  • Crisp pictures, easy to work with. I love the GPS works right in with Adobe Lightroom.
  • Great connection to my computer. The connectors show excellent performance.
  • Only set back is with the GPS it is a weak signal and you have to wait for it to work.
  • I so loved the PictBridge feature in my old camera that allowed me to print photos from the camera. But in this model does not have it.
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!
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Battery Life
510 frames
580 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
699.99 $

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