Nov 06 2015
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Overview of the SLT-A68
Sony's SLT-A68 is a top-of-the-line camera model that has proven to be a favorite among photographers worldwide. This camera features a superb high-resolution sensor, advanced autofocus, and a wide range of features that make it stand out from other cameras in its class. In this blog post, we will take a deep dive into the features that make the Sony SLT-A68 an excellent camera for photography enthusiasts. We'll explore everything from its impressive autofocus system to its HD video capabilities, and we'll also take a close look at the camera's ergonomics and design. By the end of this post, you'll have a much better understanding of the Sony SLT-A68 and whether it's the right choice for you.
Sony SLT-A68 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Sony SLT-A68 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||143 x 104 x 81mm|
The Sony SLT-A68 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Resolution||461k dots|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
This camera has a tilting 2.70" screen, with a display resolution of 461k dots. This makes the Sony SLT-A68 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
SLT-A68 includes a electronic viewfinder with 1,440k dots of resolution with a coverage of 100% and a magnification of 0.57x. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Sony SLT-A68 has a 24MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 24 pixels. Sony SLT-A68 has a native ISO range of 100 - 25600 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
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100 - 25600
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
79 / 102
24.1 / 26.5
13.5 / 14.8
Low Light ISO
701 / 4505
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Sony SLT-A68 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain low amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is poor, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the SLT-A68 is average
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
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Full frame equivalent
This camera: APS-C
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Storage||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|Battery Life||510 shots|
The Sony SLT-A68 supports SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Sony SLT-A68 uses the NP-FM500H model of battery pack. This is rated for 510 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Sony SLT-A68 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Sony SLT-A68 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Sony SLT-A68 includes two autofocus (AF) systems: contrast detection and phase detection, with 79 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Sony SLT-A68 features a CMOS sensor
No the SLT-A68 does not have weather sealing.
The Sony SLT-A68 was announced on Nov 06 2015
Yes the SLT-A68 does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The SLT-A68 has a native ISO range of 100-25600, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.