In this review, we compare the Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D, both of which are entry level cameras. The idea is to help you decide which camera better suits you and your camera needs.
As a result of this, we have put together the features of each camera and pitted those of one camera against those of the other camera. This is the basic idea of this comparison review.
However, we know some people do not have enough time to spare to read through the whole article. It is with this in mind that we ensured our comparison overview and comparison table sections contain information in bit size sizes that it will not take you time to go through it. We recommend, though, that you read through the entire article.
Comparison Overview — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Here is a quick overview of the basic idea in this article
Overall Rating of the Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Firstly, we would say that both the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D are great cameras. The cameras, albeit semi – pro cameras, are cameras that have exciting features that will normally intrigue the rookie, semi-professional and professionals.
From the detailed comparison of the two cameras done in the latter part of this review, you get to see that the two cameras do not really have that much disparity in terms of quality (although the Sony a68 is the better of the two).
The specifications are almost similar, even though there is still some sort of difference in their values and ratings.
Comparing the two cameras, the Sony a68 has an image stabilizer while the Canon 760D does not have that feature. In terms of Sensor Resolution also, the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D have a sensor resolution of 24 megapixel.
Now, seeing as the aperture, shutter speed and ISO rating are the three most important features that determine how good a camera will be when it comes to photography, let’s look at them.
The Canon 760D and the Sony a68 cameras both have the same shutter speed. However, the Canon 760D also has a higher low ISO rating (915) than that of the Sony a68 (701).
That said, as a result of differences in Focus points, continuous shooting, ISO rating (both high and low), dynamic range, color depth and sensor pixel area, we would advise that the Sony a68 the better camera for photography.
Also, for video operations, the Sony a68 is the better of the two cameras. We must also point out that they are almost on the same pedestal. The fact that they have close values in terms of color depth, video resolution, sensor resolution and dynamic range is responsible for this.
Which Has The Better Price-Value Ratio: Sony a68 or Canon 760D?
The Canon 760D has a better price-value ratio than the Sony a68. Both these cameras are on the same level when it comes to specifications and functionality. However, the Canon camera is the more affordable of the two, making it the one with the better price-value ratio.
About The Brands
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational company. It has a diversified business system which includes consumer and professional electronics, entertainment and gaming. The company also offers financial services.
Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for both consumer and professional markets. It is a leading player in the film industry has a reputation for producing quality and durable products such as lenses and cameras.
Canon Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, most importantly camera. It majorly specializes in producing DSLR cameras.
Canon has a reputation for producing consumer imaging products including printers, scanners, binoculars, film SLR and digital SLR cameras and lenses also. Because Canon has been around for a decent period of time, it has a wide selection of lenses to choose from.
Comparison Table — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
|Body Type||Compact SLR||Compact SLR|
|Dimensions||(143 x 104 x 81)mm||(132 x 101 x 78)mm|
|ISO||100 to 25600||100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600)|
|Continuous Shooting||8 Frames Per Second||5 Frames Per Second|
|LCD Screen Resolution||461k dots||1.040k dots|
|Low Light ISO||701||915|
|Battery Life||510 shots||440 shots|
|Max Resolution||6000 x 4000||6000 x 4000|
|DxO Overall Score||79||70|
|View Finder||Electronic (1440k dot Electronic viewfinder)||Optical viewfinder|
|Max Flash Synchronization||1/160s||None|
|Auto Focus Micro Adjustment (Fine Tune)||Yes||No|
|Cross Type focus points||15||19|
|Support for UHS Memory cards||None||Yes(UHS-I)|
Which Is Better Under What Circumstance — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D?
|The Sony a68 camera has an image stabilizer and as a result, outdoor shooting such as street photography is well carried out without the interference of the problematic handshakes.||The Canon 760D camera has an in built wireless connection which allows it to share data with other devices over the Wi-Fi network. When it comes to connectivity and data sharing, the Canon 760D is the better of the two camera.|
|The Sony a68 has very good focus points. This camera dwarfs the Canon 760D in this aspect as there is a 60 focus point difference in the focus point of the two cameras. With this feature, the Sony a68, is the more reliable camera to use when it comes to focusing on the targeted object. This feature ensures a better imaging quality in the Sony a68 camera which helps in photography types like wildlife photography or street photography.||The Canon 760D supports the use of UHS memory cards, this feature allows it offer more storage options. For a photographer who does a lot of volume shooting, the Canon 760D camera is the ideal option for such person of the two cameras.|
|The Sony a68 has a decent continuous shooting feature of 8fps. This enables the user to be able to shoot with considerable high speed. This feature is always helpful when shooting in an environment where targeted objects are in constant motion such as sports photography or shooting wildlife documentary.||The Canon 760D has a better low light ISO rating than the Sony a68. The Canon 760D has a low light ISO rating of 915 compared to the 701 rating of the Sony a68. Hence, for low light situations, we would advise you use the Canon 760D over the Sony a68.|
|The Sony a68 has an electronic viewfinder. This enables it to give better quality imaging than the Canon 760D when it comes to portrait photography. This is due in large part to the fact that the electronic viewfinder gives it the advantage to live view better than the Canon 760d. This in turn gives room to proper previewing of the pictures and helps the user adjust whatever needs to be adjusted.||The Canon 760D has Near Field Communication (NFC). Near Field Communication is a technology which allows for contactless communication between devices which are equipped with this technology. This feature can be used to transfer files between the Canon 760D and other devices that are NFC enabled. In situations where a user wants seamless transfer of files without having to spend extra bucks on wireless adapters, we would advise such an individual to opt for the Canon 760D.|
|The Sony a68 is also the more of the two cameras. It is easily affordable for people who want a blend of quality features and price flexibility.||The Canon 760D camera also has a larger LCD Screen size. This allows the user have a better viewing experience when using the camera. This could come in handy during review of pictures and in video coverage.|
|The Sony a68 has a larger sensor pixel area than the Canon 760D. The Sony a68 has a sensor pixel area of 15.28 micro squared meters while the Canon 760D has a Sensor pixel area of 13.84 micro squared meters. This larger sensor pixel area gives the Sony a68 the edge over the Canon 760D in the aspect of daily photography.||The Canon 760D is the lighter of the two cameras. At a weight of 565 grams, the Canon 760D is considerably lighter than the Sony a68( which has a weight of 610 grams)|
Common Features — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Here are the similarities between the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D:
i. External flash hot shoe
ii. 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
iii. Articulating screen
iv. Built-in flash
v. RAW support
vi. External microphone jack
vii. Smartphone control
viii. Auto exposure bracketing
ix. 1/4000s shutter speed
x. Decent ISO maximum
xii. Face detection focus
xiii. Continuous shooting
Let us now examine each of them in detail…
1. External Flash Shoe
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D have the external flash shoe as a mutual feature. The external flash shoe is a flash port that is built into the body of a camera. It’s also popularly referred to as the hot shoe.
Even though the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have in built flashes, the need for an external flash can still not be overstated. This is as a result of the advantages that the external flash holds over the in- built flash.
For instance, the in-built flash has a maximum flash-to-subject distance of between 1 and 3 metres at ISO 100 whereas the external flash has a flash-to-subject distance of over 10 metres at the same ISO rating (ISO 100).
The flash-to-subject distance of the external flash is obviously higher than that of the in built flash. By virtue of this, the external flash can be used to ensure adequate lighting on images that are located far away from the camera (as far as 10 metres).
The external flash also dwarfs the in built flash in areas such as the angle of average, direction of light and most importantly flash recycle time. The external flash has a shorter flash recycle time compared to that of the in-built flash.
The recovery time is short because the external flash has its own power source. This helps the photographer not to miss out on any photo opportunity that might present itself at those points.
Considering the above stated points, you’ll agree with us that the external flash shoe (which allows the external flash to be connected to the camera) is a very essential feature of cameras. When it comes to shooting objects at a distance from yourself as a user, your best bet is to use an external flash.
2. Sensor Resolution
The Sony a68 and Canon 760D both have a good sensor resolution. Sensor resolution is a property of the camera sensor, which determines the quality of your output image and it is measured in pixels.
This feature is a very critical factor in photograph as it determines how bright the image produced is going to be. The quality of the final output is, to a certain degree, dependent on the sensor resolution of the camera.
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have a sensor resolution of 24 megapixels. And as a result, other features not considered, both cameras will give the same image detailing or quality.
24 megapixels is a really good sensor resolution and will afford you the opportunity to print in large prints with both cameras without compromising on the image quality.
3. Articulating Screen
The articulating screen feature is another feature that can be found in both the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D. An articulating screen is a screen which is not fixed, it can be repositioned in different angles because it has a hinge or a pivot.
The articulated screen allows the user to shoot and preview photos in positions that are difficult such as waist level and above head level. It is practically impossible to shoot in such positions with cameras that have fixed screens. You can shoot in these awkward positions without having to change the position of the camera.
Sony and Canon did a great job in ensuring that the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have this feature which allows for flexibility when shooting or filming. We will love to add that it could be hard for you to cope with using a camera with a fixed screen after you must have had the opportunity to shoot with a camera that has an articulated screen.
4. Built-in Flash
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D also have the inbuilt flash as a feature common to both. An in-built flash, as the name implies, is the flash which originally comes with the camera. That is, it is integrated into the camera.
It helps to produce perfectly exposed pictures at all times. The inbuilt flash is a life saver in situations where the natural lighting is insufficient say indoor or a poorly lit area.
The built in flash is an integrated flash system for cameras and by virtue of this, it helps eradicate the problem photographers face when making use of an external flash such as the flash guide number calculation and the aperture settings.
The inbuilt flash also helps save money as it does not require its own power source. That is not the case when it comes to the external flash as it requires that an extra batter be dedicated to be its power source.
The inbuilt flash also has an added merit in the fact that it does not add to the overall weight of the camera on which it is used.
5. RAW Support
In addition, the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D can both shoot in RAW format. When we say a camera has the ability to shoot RAW, we are inferring that the camera has the ability to save captured shot in their unprocessed (raw or original) form.
We advise that you shoot in RAW format if you are the type that loves doing a lot of editing on your pictures. For instance, a photographer who wants to enlarge an image will be advised to shoot in RAW format as opposed to other compressed formats like the JPEG.
This is so because when you enlarge JPEG images, you tend to lose the original data, and the more you compress, the more the degradation of the image becomes visible. This is not the case when shooting RAW, as they are not compressed files.
Also, a major benefit of shooting RAW is the fact that when you shoot in RAW, you record all of the data from the sensor. This enables you to have a very high quality file. We believe no one will pass up an opportunity to have high quality and awesome images when shooting.
There are different RAW formats when it comes to photography. The type of camera you are using to shoot or film determines the particular format in which you will save your raw files.
6. Microphone Port
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have a microphone port. Microphones used on a camera could be of two types, the in-built camera and the external microphone.
Cameras that have just the inbuilt microphone are mostly at a disadvantage as the microphones have a way of picking up a lot of mechanical and handling noise from the camera.
Hence, the need for an external port that enables one connect an external microphone to the camera. External microphones are designed to perform better than the in-built microphones in terms of sound quality. The two cameras have this on camera port but they do not have on camera slot for headphones.
Both cameras could be used to record videos as the presence of the microphone slot helps them overcome the audio challenges that usually arise from the interference of external noise during shooting.
7. Smartphone Control
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D have the smartphone remote control feature. When we say a camera has a smartphone control feature, we mean it can be operated using a smartphone. For this to be achieved, the smartphone and the camera must be connected to the same network or Wi-Fi.
Once the connection is established between the camera and the smartphone over the Wi-Fi, the smartphone can then be used to operate the cameras from a distance through the help of the camera apps installed on it.
This feature allows the user have unlimited access to his camera. This is a provision for flexibility in terms of usage and operation of the cameras. You get to operate your camera from a distance without giving anything away in terms of performance level.
It is definitely a welcome idea that the Sony and Canon have incorporated this feature in these two cameras.
8. AE Bracketing
The Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have the AE Bracketing feature. In photography, AE bracketing is the technique of taking different shots (usually three) with slightly different settings of the same targeted object using cameras that have the AE bracketing feature.
Exposure Bracketing is a technique where the camera is used to take three or more photos that are all exposed slightly differently instead of taking a single photo. Usually one of the photos is correctly exposed, another is underexposed to light, while the third is slightly over exposed to light.
When the camera is set in this mode, it automatically takes several bracketed shots, rather than the photographer having to alter the settings of the camera manually with the use of hand between each shot.
Bracketing means that you capture a sequence of photos while changing your camera settings from shot to shot. This means that you end up with two or more photos of the same scene with only a few differences in each one.
These images can now be arranged or sorted into one high dynamic range image, or into different range images so that the best-looking pictures can be picked from the batch when done shooting.
Automatic Bracketing is very important when you are working in difficult light conditions or extremely low light conditions, or situations which generally make it difficult to determine the correct light exposure to use.
9. Maximum Shutter Speed
The Sony a68 and Canon 760D both have good maximum shutter speed. Shutter speed is the length of time for which the camera’s shutter remains open as a user takes a picture.
The shutter speed is inversely proportional to the duration of the exposure time. The faster the shutter speed, the lesser the duration of the exposure time.
The shutter speed, together with the aperture, controls how much light gets to the sensor. Shutter speeds are usually represented as seconds. The higher the shutter speed of a camera, the lesser the amount of light that enters said camera. Hence, the need to shoot at high ISO to compensate for the small amount of light that is coming into the camera through the shutter.
With a 1/4000 seconds shutter speed, the Sony a68 and Canon 760D both have fast shutter speeds.
This shutter speed rating is what is needed by most typical users. The high end professionals who major in sports photography might want a shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds as they will want to freeze the fast moving action with much ease and accuracy.
The advantage of fast shutter speed is that it allows the photographer to do still photography comfortably (especially when it comes to areas where fast motion is involved).
The averagely fast shutter speed of the two cameras is one of the factors that is responsible for the suitability of these cameras in different photography fields. The cameras, as a result of this feature, can be used in wildlife photography, sport activities and also the street photography.
10. High ISO
Another similarity that exists between the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D is the fact that they possess a high ISO.
In digital photography, ISOs are used to measure the sensitivity of the image sensor of a camera. ISO is the acronym for International Organization for Standardization.
For the purpose of freezing fast motion when shooting, fast shutter speeds are required. And in most cases high ISOs are required to be used alongside the fast shutter speed for the purpose of maintaining an even exposure
The higher the number or ISO rating, the higher the exposure to light and the more the finer grain in the shots you are taking. High number of ISO rating allows your sensor become more sensitive to light.
High ISOs are important when doing indoor shooting or when shooting in low light areas. The only downside to using high ISO is that more noise is produced when shooting.
The Sony a68 has an ISO rating of 100 –25600 while the Canon 760D has an ISO rating of 100 – 12800.
We can see that the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D cameras both have high ISOs and this is testament to the fact that these two cameras are good for low light situations.
Finally, we would like to add that ISO is one of the major elements of digital photography. In all, we have three major elements of digital photography. The other two elements of digital photography aside from the ISO are the shutter speed and aperture.
Another important difference between the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D is their weight. We need not remind us that the weight of a camera is one of the vital things to consider when you want to make the choice of procuring a camera.
Generally, the DSLR cameras have a natural disadvantage when it comes to this aspect. This is due in large part to the fact that the DSLR cameras have the added weight of a mirror which adds a considerable weight to the cameras.
The Sony a68 weighs 610 grams while the Canon 760D weighs 565 grams. While there is a 45 gram difference between these two cameras, we could say that they are almost similar in weight.
Furthermore, both cameras have an APS-C size sensor. The implication of this is that they will need lenses that are of the same weight and size for the same focal length and aperture. Which also means that attaching a lens to both cameras does not affect their comparative weight.
12. Face Detection
Finally, the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D possess the face detection feature. In digital cameras, when we say face detection we refer to the function of the camera that detects human faces so that the camera can set the focus and appropriate exposure to be able to shoot automatically.
In a nutshell, what this means is that the face detection feature allows cameras to focus and pick out faces easily as you position your cameras to take a shot. This makes accurate shots possible.
The camera, when used in this mode, blocks out all other images and focuses fully on the targeted face. This ensures images are shot at an enhanced precision. Once the targeted faces are detected, the cameras focus and lock in on them.
This feature is one of the reasons why the Sony a68 and Canon 760D are good for taking portrait pictures and landscape features. It allows the cameras produce quality images in congested areas where the faces might not have been easy to pick out without including the other objects in the image.
13. Continuous Shooting
In addition, the Sony a68 and the Canon 760D both have a good continuous shooting feature. The Sony a68 has a continuous shooting rating of 8 frames per second shooting while the Canon 760D has a continuous shooting rating of 5 frames per second shooting.
Continuous shooting allows the user capture several photographs in quick succession. This is a high speed mode. This feature gives the photographer the choice of selecting the best image as he has a wide variety of pictures to pick from. This feature comes in handy when practicing street and sports photography.
A Sony a68 Demonstration Video
Unique Features — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Which comes with image stabilization: a68 or 760D?
The image stabilization which is found in the Sony a68 and not the Canon 760D is one of the major differences between the two cameras. Image stabilizers help to eradicate the human error of shaky hands when shooting. In still cameras, camera shake is a possible problem at slow shutter speeds or with zoom lenses. This shaky hand could result in the blurring of images during filming or shooting as the case may be.
There are two types of image stabilizers used in cameras. They are the lens based and body based stabilization. The Sony a68 has an in body image stabilization. So, without getting any extra device, you can be sure to have pictures that aren’t blurry.
On the other hand, the Canon 760D doesn’t have an in body image stabilization feature. So, you’ll have to get optical stabilization lenses if you do not care for blurry photos.
It is worthy of note, though, that whichever it is you get, it will help to ensure you have quality images when shooting with a still camera.
Electronic vs Optical viewfinder: a68 vs 760D
The Sony a68 has an electronic viewfinder. The electronic viewfinder is basically a small LCD screen and so images on this kind of viewfinder are digital. The electronic viewfinder also shows additional information such as an image histogram, camera settings, focal ratio, battery charge, etc. On the other hand, the Canon 760D has an optical viewfinder. An optical viewfinder uses its own lens to display an offset image of the scene being viewed. The viewfinder is located on the top of the camera.
A viewfinder is a camera component that shows the photographer the area of the subject that will be included in the photograph. It is usually a part of the range finder focusing system.
The electronic viewfinder shows a low-light scene brighter than the optical viewfinder. It shows the low-light scene just in a way the final image would be.
It could also be used to display exposure settings or meter information as the case may be. You could also stabilize your camera by looking through the viewfinder. Viewfinders are generally of two types; they could be optical or electronic.
The electronic viewfinder offers the live preview screen where pictures taken afresh can be previewed. This is always helpful in bright sunlight, making the Sony a68 a good camera for outdoor purposes (particularly for street photography).
Which comes with near field communication: a68 or 760D?
One feature that separates the a68 and 760D is near field communication. This feature is present in the Sony a68 but absent in the Canon 760D camera. Near field communication (NFC) refers to a technology that allows devices to create a wireless connection simply by placing them in close proximity to one another.
NFC has proven to be an alternative type of wireless connectivity that enables communication between devices and the cameras. Transfer of files from cameras to other devices has never been this seamless. This has made it possible to transfer files from cameras to other devices without having to use cords or adapters.
NFC not only allows you transfer files; it could also be a way to control the camera with the connected device through the camera app. This would lead you to be able to change the camera settings and it could let you see a live view of what the camera is seeing also.
Which comes with auto focus adjustment: a68 or 760D?
The autofocus adjustment feature which is present in the Sony a68 but absent in the Canon 760D is a major difference between the two cameras. This feature allows you to adjust and register an auto focused position on the cameras in which the feature is found. When performing fine adjustment, you must make sure that the lens is compatible with the camera as it could affect the adjustment values of the Sony Camera.
Which has the longer lasting battery: a68 or 760D?
The a68’s battery lasts longer than that of the 760D. While you can take up to 510 shots per full charge of the Sony a68’s battery, the battery of the Canon 760D does 70 less at 440 shots per full charge. DSLRs are kinda known for having impressive battery lives. And while neither of these DSLRs can boast of having the most impressive battery life, they do not do too shabbily.
In fact, Sony pulled a surprising one on us by making the Sony a68 have a better batter life than many of its other Sony camera counterparts. Canon, on the hand, that have made a reputation of making good and long lasting batteries, did not live up to their billing in the Canon 760D camera.
Which has a touch screen: a68 or 760D?
The Canon 760D comes with a touch screen, while the Sony a68 does not. The touch screen allows the user to navigate through the camera settings and menu just by tapping on the screen. Rookies and pros alike have welcomed its introduction with open arms (why would anyone feel otherwise in this era?).
The touch screen allows you to auto-focus easily as you basically just need to tap on the screen. This action of tapping could also be used when shots are to be taken.
The touch screen helps to get rid of the annoying buttons with which the navigation is usually done manually. This is more of a technological advancement on the side of Canon. And we must say that it is indeed a welcome advancement.
Which comes with built-in Wi-Fi: a68 or 760D?
The Canon 760D comes with built-in Wi-Fi which is a means by which internet connection is secured and wireless connections are created with other devices. The Sony a68, on the other hand, can only gain access to the internet through the use of an Eye-Fi card which brings the burden of additional cost.
Wireless connection as we all know is a very important feature when it comes to seamless file upload or transfer of files from the camera to another device. With in-built wireless connection, the use of wires, cables or ports for transfer of files is not needed. This also is a technological shift that is aimed at giving users a better experience when it comes to quality file transfer.
Which is compatible with UHS memory cards: a68 or 760D?
The Canon 760D is compatible with ultra-high speed (UHS) memory cards; the UHS-I kind to be precise. Meanwhile the Sony a68 is not, therefore, you will have to use regular speed memory cards with this one.
Which is better for flash photography: a68 or 760D?
A flash sync port is present in the Sony a68 but is absent in the Canon 760D. And this feature is what makes the Sony camera the better one for flash photography. Flash sync refers to the synchronization of the firing of a photographic flash to coincide with the opening of the shutter admitting light to the electronic image sensor. It helps shoot faster, particularly when the flash sync speed is fast.
A Canon 760D Demonstration Video
Unique Pros — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Pros of the Sony a68
- The Sony a68 has an in built image stabilizer. This helps to reduce the occurrence of blurry images associated with cameras when they shake.
- Furthermore, this camera has an excellent Auto focus feature. With 79 focus points, the camera is well designed to zoom in on target images. This helps to ensure that high quality images are obtained when the Sony a68 is used for photography purposes.
- This camera also has a solid build. The camera is well built for all purposes, including outdoor and indoor photography.
- The Sony a68 has an averagely good battery life. With a battery life of 510 shots, the Sony a68 is better than the Canon 760D which has a battery life of 440 shots.
- Furthermore, this camera has a better color depth than the Canon 760D.
- This camera also has a good continuous shooting rating. At 8 frames per second, the camera is well suited for situations that will warrant freezing of actions such as sport and street photography.
- The Sony a68 has a wide ISO range. With an ISO range that is between 100 and 25600, the Sony a68 dwarfs the Canon 760D which has an ISO range that is between 100 and 12800. This feature gives it the ability to give quality pictures at different light levels.
- Furthermore, this camera has the Auto focus micro adjustment feature. This helps you to realign your focus points when they start acting up.
- Also, this camera has a very good sensor pixel area. The Sony a68 has a very good color depth. This ensures that quality imaging is achieved.
- The Sony a68 camera has a wide array of downloadable camera apps. This has always been the case with Sony as a brand.
- Furthermore, the Sony a68 has an electronic viewfinder. This allows you to live preview your pictures before production. It helps to limit errors.
- Finally, the Sony a68 has the ability to take pretty cool pictures. This is due in large part to its high dynamic range rating of 13.5.
Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D – Pros of the Canon 760D
- To start with, the Canon 760D camera has the touch screen feature. The touch screen feature allows for easier navigation and control of the camera menu.
- In addition, Canon 760D has the Near Field Communication. This feature enables the camera connect to other NFC enabled devices for easy device-to-device transfer of files. This is a very important feature in new age cameras.
- The Canon 760D has an excellent low light performance. This is as a result of its Low light ISO. The camera gives good quality photographs even when used in a place where there is poor or inadequate lighting. In fact, it is the better of the two when it comes to low light situations.
- Also, the Canon 760D has more lenses available to it than the Sony a68 camera. Canon generally has more lenses available than Sony.
- The Canon 760D has an in built wireless feature, this is a major advantage the camera has over the Sony a68.
- Finally, the Canon 760D supports the use of UHS memory cards. And by implication, photos and videos recorded with this camera will be written to storage really fast.
Unique Cons — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
Cons of the Sony a68
- The Sony a68 camera has no touch screen feature. The consequence of this is that the user has to control the camera or change the settings using the manual buttons and keys. While this won’t necessarily affect the quality of photos, the world is going buttonless and we can’t deny that.
- In addition, the Sony a68 lacks the presence of an in built wireless feature. For a camera in this age, this is a major turn off as file transfer will not be as seamless as it is supposed to.
- Also, the Sony a68 camera does not have a Near field communication connection. This also affects file transfer.
- Finally, at 461k dots, the Sony a68 has a low screen resolution.
Cons of the Canon 760D
- Firstly, the Canon 760D camera has no image stabilizer. This could result in blurry pictures and a reduced image quality which is a major shortcoming of the Canon 760D. However, you can prevent this by getting optical stabilization lenses.
- Furthermore, the Canon 760D has a limited, low density Autofocus point coverage across its frame.
- This camera also does not have an AF micro adjustment. This poses a problem when the camera develops a focusing issue. This could lead to a drop in the image quality of images capture with the camera.
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Common Pros — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
|Articulating Screen||The Sony a68 has an articulating screen. Its screen is not restricted in terms of movement. You can take pictures in impossible angles with the help of this feature.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Viewfinder||The Sony a68 is equipped with a viewfinder. The viewfinder found in the Sony a68 is the electronic one and it allows the photographer to compose and focus on images conveniently.||Same as the Sony a68. The only difference Is that the Canon 760D has an optical viewfinder.|
|Face Detection||In addition, the Sony a68 has the face detection feature. This feature ensures the camera is able to detect faces without difficulty in a crowded place. The ability to auto detect faces increases the precision of the camera in a big way.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Microphone port||The Sony a68 has a microphone port on it. The microphone port allows for an external microphone to be attached for proper audio quality.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|RAW Support||The Sony a68 has the ability to shoot RAW. RAW is a file format that records all the image data captured by the sensor when shooting. This format saves files in their original form and size. It does not compress files as is the case in other formats like JPEG. This ensures the production of quality images that would not have been recoverable if they had been shot in the JPEG format.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|In Built Flash||The Sony a68 camera has an inbuilt flash. This inbuilt flash helps to control the camera’s exposure to light. It also allows you to have great control over the brightness of your background.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Smartphone Control||The Sony a68 has the smartphone control feature. This enables it to be controlled by a smartphone and eliminates the problem of manually operating the camera at all times. As long as you have the camera app downloaded on the smartphone and a connection is established, access is granted and you have the freedom to operate your phone from a distance.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Shutter Speed||At a shutter speed of 1/4000 seconds, the Sony a68 can be said to have a very good shutter speed. This feature enables it to be able to take quality pictures. This feature is mostly useful in covering sporting activities as there is always a need to freeze fast moving objects.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Continuous Shooting||The Sony a68 has the ability to shoot several photographs in quick succession with just one press of the shutter. This feature is known as continuous shooting. It is a very important feature in a camera. This is relevant in covering activities that involves quick moving objects e.g. sporting activities.||Same as the Sony a68. The only difference is that the Canon 760D has a lower continuous shooting rate (5 frames per second as against the Sony a68’s 8 frames per second) compared to the Sony a68.|
|External Flash Shoe||The Sony a68 has an external hot shoe. With our extensive writing on the relevance of the external flash, the external shoe is no doubt a great plus. The hot shoe allows external flash or other devices to be connected to the camera. It also gives you options in that it allows you opt for the external flash when you don’t desire to use an in built flash.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|AE Bracketing||The Sony a68 has the AE bracketing feature also. This feature allows you shoot shots (usually three) at different light exposures. With this feature, you do not need to manually change the frame settings between shots. The auto bracket option also helps select the right light exposure to work with. This helps give a picture with better image quality.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Max Resolution||The Sony a68 has a high sensor resolution. At 24 mega pixels, the camera is equipped to produce images with jaw dropping quality.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Weight||We consider the weight of this camera really considerable. It is neither too light that you feel like you aren’t carrying anything nor too heavy that you feel like you are carrying everything. Whether you balance this camera on your hands or on a tripod, we reckon that you’ll be fine.||Same as the Sony a68.|
Common Cons — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
|Environmental Sealing|| The Sony a68 camera does not have the environmental sealing feature.|
Weather sealing of cameras is proving to be the more relevant in photography like never before. When we say a camera is weather sealed, we mean that the parts of the camera are shielded against unfavorable weather conditions such as rain, humidity, dust etc. This feature has a lot of advantages as it ensures the cameras have a longer life span than that of those which do not have this feature. The absence of this feature brings about a lot of limitations one of which is the limitation to times when one can shoot outdoor for fear of weather conditions. This could prolong the time frame spent in completing a shoot.
|Same as the Sony a68.|
|GPS tagging||The Sony a68 camera does not have the GPS tagging feature. For a camera designed for semiprofessionals, this is not good enough. The lack of GPS tagging denies the user the privilege of remembering the locations at which the pictures were taken. We do concede, though, that this feature does not have anything to do with the quality of the photos. And we understand why this wouldn’t be a deal breaker.||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Headphone Port||The Sony a68 camera doesn’t have a headphone port. This is not good enough for a camera primarily designed to be used by professionals. The lack of headphone port takes a bit of shine away from the sound quality of the videos recorded using this camera||Same as the Sony a68.|
|Silent Shutter options||The Sony a68 camera also does not have a silent shutter option. Bear in mind that if you’ll be doing some discreet shootings, like shooting at a burial, you’ll need a camera that has a silent shutter. Since the Sony a68 has a relatively fast shutter speed at 1/4000s, the shutter will tend to produce noise when clicked.||Same as the Sony a68.|
What People Think About Both — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
|The Sony a68 actually has received good reviews by users. To start with, people like the fact that the Sony a68 is a DSLR camera and yet manages to have an electronic viewfinder. Secondly, a good number of photographers love the fact that the camera has a moderate shutter speed as it helps them to cover street events or events that involve fast moving images such as wildlife documentary. They also seem impressed by the camera’s ability to take quality videos. The Sony a68 can give 1080pixel video quality. It is also important to note that this camera possesses in built image stabilization. The camera also possesses a great continuous shooting rating. This ensures that the camera gives quality imaging in the different photography types.||The Canon 760D actually has also gotten good reviews by users. To start with, people like that the camera performs greatly in low light due to its wide range of low light ISO. Many photographers actually like the fact that the camera has a considerable fast shutter speed. They are also impressed with the camera’s ability to also do 1080-pixel video shooting. The wireless connection is also another thing people love about this camera; the online (Wi-Fi) and offline (Near Field Communication) alike. This is because both features allow for seamless and wireless transfer of files. Finally, the touch screen feature has really been embraced by all categories of users ranging from the rookies to the professionals|
|The major shortcoming of the Sony a68 which does not bode well with the users is the lack of in built wireless connection. Also, the camera lacks the touch screen feature.||The major complaint that photographers have concerning the Canon 760D is the fact that the camera has no image stabilization. Another let down is the battery life of this camera. This leads to the users spending quite a bit on extra batteries.|
Our Take — Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D
| We consider this camera a decent camera for semi-pro level. You can carry it about because it is a decent weight.|
Let us also not forget the numerous quality features the camera possesses. Some of which are the; in body image stabilization, high continuous shooting, the presence of a flash synchronization port, high ISO rating and so on.
The camera is also reputable when it comes to photography and video covering. This camera is our preferred choice for all form of photography (portrait, landscape, street, etc.).
Finally, the Sony a68 is the more affordable of the two cameras. As a matter of fact, considering the different features that the camera possesses, we would say the camera is a steal at the price for which it could be purchased.
| The Canon 760D is also a decent semi-pro camera. First off, we like that like basically every other Canon camera, the Canon 760D has a wide range of lenses. There is a lot you can play with as regards lenses. |
We also like that this camera is in keeping with modern technology because these things are not going anywhere. So, with this camera, you get both an online wireless connection (Wi-Fi) and an offline wireless connection (Near Field Communication).
The camera can also hold its own when it comes to photography and video covering. When it comes to online and offline file transfer and also flexibility and speed of storage, this camera is our preferred choice.
|We’ve already pointed out the improvements we would like made on this camera like the attachment of a headphone port.||There are some shortcomings concerning the Canon 760D which have been properly discussed in the weakness section.|
Sony a68 Vs Canon 760D – FAQs
Is the Canon 760D a good camera?
Of course, the Canon 760D is a good camera. This is a camera that comes with a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, so, you are sure that it will be producing some really good images. It also has an optical viewfinder with a 95 percent accuracy, so, framing your photos when you are shooting outdoors will not be much trouble either.
The Canon 760D also comes with other really interesting stuff that make it a good camera to shoot with. One of those things is the fully articulated screen which makes it easy for you to shoot from a varying number of angles. Also, thanks to this screen, you can take selfies with your camera!
Is the Canon 760D good for beginners?
The Canon 760D is a great camera for beginners to shoot with. First of all, it is very intuitive, so, even without any prior knowledge of how cameras work, you won’t be having much difficulty operating this one. As a matter of fact, you will even be able to operate this one like you do your smartphone as it also comes with a touch screen.
More so, the 760D is not a very expensive camera. So, if you are a beginner who is on a tight budget, this is a camera you really want to get.
Does the Canon 760D have wireless connection?
The Canon 760D comes with built-in Wi-Fi with which you can create wireless connections with compatible devices and then share files. This camera also comes with near field communication. This feature is what makes it possible for you to connect with a compatible device just by slightly touching the two devices together. It is really that easy and that convenient.
It is also important to add that, thanks to wireless connectivity, you will be able to connect your smartphone with this camera and use it as a remote controlling device to shoot, record, and all of that.
With these interesting wireless connection features that the 760D comes with, it is easy to not miss the Bluetooth that the camera lacks.
Does the Sony a68 have image stabilization?
The Sony a68 comes with built-in sensor-shift image stabilization. Thanks to this feature, you will be able to take photos with the confidence that they will come out looking sharp and steady in spite of the little shakes and vibrations that the camera may have experienced during the process.
With this sensor-shift image stabilization, you will be able to get sharp images even at long exposures and long focal lengths. For photographers who can’t afford to use tripod stands because of the nature of their shoots, this is surely great news.
Is the Canon 760D good for vlogging?
The Canon 760D is a good camera for vlogging. As a matter of fact, this is one camera we would recommend for non-professional photographers who are looking to start a vlogging career. And the reasons are simple: it is easy to use, it doesn’t cost much, and it produces good quality videos.
The 760D shoots full HD and comes with an external microphone jack, which means that you don’t have to rely on the internal mic which is usually horrible at noise cancellation.
Also, it comes with a fully articulated screen which can be rotated enough for one to self-record easily. This is surely an important feature for vloggers.
Not to forget; this has Wi-Fi, so, getting your videos out won’t be tedious.
Is the Canon 760D weather sealed?
The Canon 760D is not weather sealed, and this does not even come as a surprise at all as this camera was designed for beginners. A weather sealing is a feature you will almost never find in an entry-level camera.
Anyway, when shooting with the 760D outdoors, you will have to be wary about the weather, because, since it doesn’t have this protection, exposing it to weather elements (like rain and humidity) could cause some serious damage to it.