Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 cameras with APS-C sized image sensors.

To see the difference between Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 cameras we have put together Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 specs comparison table below.

The Sony A68 A-mount camera features a 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor, ISO 100-25600, BIONZ X image processor, Full HD movies in the XAVC Sv format, OLED Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage, a 2.7-type LCD monitor that tilts up to 135 degrees upwards or 55 degrees downwards, and in-body image stabilisation.

The Nikon D5500 features a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. The DSLR comes with a full articulated touch screen and powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor.

Specifications Comparison of Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 Cameras

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Below you can see the specs comparison table of Sony A68 vs Nikon D5500 digital cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Features  SonyA68 Nikon D5500
Megapixel 24-Megapixels 24-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 Sensitivity 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  480 shots
Environmentally sealed No Yes
Dimensions 143 x 104 x 81 mm 143 x 104 x 81 mm
Weight 690g 647g

The Sony a68 will be available in Europe starting in March 2016 with a price tag of €600 (~$650) for the body only, or €700 (~$760) when bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. Pricing and availability in the US have yet to be announced.

Nikon D5500 DSLR Camera Price

Buy Nikon D5500 DSLR camera
Nikon D5500 Body Only $899.95 Amazon | Adorama
Nikon D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II $999.95 Amazon | Adorama
Nikon D5500 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR $1,199.95 Amazon | Adorama

  • Dave Melges

    Sony a68 vs. Nikon D5500, in one sentence.

    The Sony is a modern camera, with true live view while the Nikon is a archaic design still using a moving mirror, making the comparison apples vs. oranges, if oranges were a badly outdated camera design.