Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500


Well, the A68 is a new camera of Sony that has been implemented with some stunning specifications. Here we have picked Nikon D5500, as a competitor of A68 to check which camera will play the remarkable role in the photography or in other words to compare the two cameras to see the decision of the photographers in choosing the best camera between them.

Have a look at the table to know the major difference in the specifications of two cameras (Sony A68 and Nikon D5500).

Sony A68 vs. Sony A77 II Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models SonyA68 Nikon D5500
Megapixel 24 megapixels 24.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.5 x15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 m)
Low –Pass filter Yes Yes
Image Processor Bionz X Expeed 4
AF Points 79 including 15 Cross-type AF Points 39 points
Image stabilization Built-in No
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) and Phase detect (hybrid) Phase detect
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 8fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p) 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps   640 x 424: 30 fps, 25 fps
Display 2.7″ LCD Rear Touch Screen 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel  LCD (1,037,000)
Viewfinder EVF 100% Optical pentamirror (95%)
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots
Environmentally sealed No Yes
Dimensions  143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Weight  690g 647g


Megapixel- You can’t claim any one camera as the best for delivering the rich tonal images because both the two (Sony A68 and Nikon D5500) are using the same resolution of 24 mp with APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 m) sensor.

Autofocus- In whatever conditions of photography the Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system assures the photographers a much faster focusing operation along with 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points that locks the subjects that moving hastily. The best part of Sony 68 is that the AF system has been embellished with Contrast Detect (sensor) and Phase detect (hybrid). But if you take a dim view to the AF system of Nikon D5500 you must see the difference that is D5500 utilizes only 39 phase detect system to capture the subjects.

Image stabilization- Sony A68 doesn’t allow the impact of camera shake onto the images because the camera has sturdy sensor shift image stabilization that further enables the photographers to get the blur free images. On the other hand the D5500 doesn’t have image stabilization means the photographers have to shoot with the risk of camera shake.

Continuous shooting speed- Tracking each action of the fast moving subjects will be easier and appropriate done with 8fps of continuous speed of Sony A68, whereas, D5500 has only 5fps.

Display- A 3.2-inch, approximately 1037K-dot TFT LCD vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle has been equipped in the rear side of the D5500, opens up to 180° to the left, and can be rotated up to 90° clockwise, or up to 180° counter-clockwise while it is opened. Through which the users of D5500 can get the good shots of the subjects from a wide variety of angles.

Shots- However, total number of shots is still not confirmed with Sony A68 but the battery of D5500 can allow the photographers to get the shots of 480 different subjects.

ISO range and shutter speed of the two cameras are also same, even the video recording limit of both the cameras is upto full HD

Verdict- Well, hope the comparison must not leave you with any confusion, as you can see everything is so clear, Sony 68 registered a couple of master specifications like brilliant AF system as well the built in image stabilization that confirms that the camera can surely give you an unexpected result during your photography.

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