The Sony SLT-A68 is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Sony SLT-A68's top rivals come from Sony (such as the SLT A77 and the SLT A77 II) and Canon (such as the EOS 20D and the EOS 6D)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT-A68 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20.9 MP), has a screen which flips out and has slightly more focus points (79 vs 19).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 2,359k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.57x vs 0.71x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (8 fps vs 10 fps).

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
4 years older
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 8 fps
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.57x

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 79

common strengths of the SLT A77 and SLT-A68

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
1 year older
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 460k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the SLT-A68)

  • None found

common strengths of the A77 II and SLT-A68

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 79 vs 79

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 79
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and SLT-A68

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 610 g

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99
3 years older
$3,198 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A99 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.57x

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A99 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 79
  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 8 fps
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the SLT A99 and SLT-A68

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
similar age
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Heavier: 860 g vs 610 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and SLT-A68

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 153 vs 79

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 910 g vs 610 g

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and SLT-A68

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps
  • Built-in flashes

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT-A68 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16 MP), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 7 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.57x vs 0.71x), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror), is much larger (professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D
11 years older

Significant advantages of the 20D (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (144×106×72 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 20D (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much lower true resolution: 8.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the 20D and SLT-A68

  • None found

Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57
3 years older
$1,994 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A57 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.57x
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A57 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 15 vs 79

common strengths of the SLT A57 and SLT-A68

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (131×99×71 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A200 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 24 MP
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the DSLR-A200 and SLT-A68

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
9 months newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 79
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and SLT-A68

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Pentax KP

Pentax KP
1 year newer
$797 (body only)
$914 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the KP (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the KP (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 79
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the KP and SLT-A68

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony SLT A65

Sony SLT-A65
4 years older
$241 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A65 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.57x

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A65 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Many fewer focus points: 15 vs 79

common strengths of the SLT A65 and SLT-A68

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 8 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony SLT-A68 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 15.8 MP), has a screen which flips out and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, is significantly larger (professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs mid size (139×80×37 mm)) and has a built-in lens.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and SLT-A68

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2
7 years older
$1,106 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M8.2 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the M8.2 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the M8.2 and SLT-A68

  • None found

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years older
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and SLT-A68

  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
10 months newer
$695 - $698 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-G85 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.57x
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-G85 and SLT-A68

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
10 months newer
$565 - $679 (body only)
$679 - $799 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M5 and SLT-A68

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year older
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (143×104×81 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the SLT-A68)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A5000 and SLT-A68

  • Each has a built-in flash