Sony SLT-A68 vs. Nikon D5500 - Camera Comparison

Sony SLT-A68 vs. Nikon D5500:

Sony SLT-A68
Sony SLT-A68 ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Nikon D5500
Nikon D5500 ✭ Camspex.com
2015
YEARYear of announcement
2015
Plastic
BODY MATERIAL
Carbon fiber reinforced plastic
Not
weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Not
weather
sealed
Sony A
LENS MOUNT
Nikon F
n/a
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
n/a
675 g
143 x 104 x 83 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
124 x 97 x 70 mm
420 g
Sony SLT-A68
Nikon D5500
24.2 MP
Sony Exmor CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
24.2 MP
Sony IMX193 CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
23.5 x 15.6 mm
SENSOR SIZE
23.5 x 15.6 mm
6000 x 4000 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
6000 x 4000 pixels
1.5x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1.5x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
3.9 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
3.9 μm
Fixed
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
None
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
RAW, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
12 or 14 bit RAW, JPEG
Auto, 100 - 12800
(can be extended to ISO 25600)
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 100 - 25600
Sony SLT-A68
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Nikon D5500
79
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
84
24.1
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
24.1
13.5
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
14
701
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
1438
Sony SLT-A68
Nikon D5500
COVERAGE:
100 %
SIZE:
0.57
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Sony SLT-A68
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Nikon D5500
COVERAGE:
95 %
SIZE:
0.54
Electronic (1 440 000 dot OLED)
VF TYPE
Optical (pentamirror)
Articulated
 460 800 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated 
1 036 800 dot LCD
2.7 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3.2 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
camspex.com — Top plate LCD — Sony SLT-A68
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
No top LCD panel
Sony SLT-A68
Nikon D5500
Phase detection
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Phase detection, Contrast detection in Live View mode
79
79
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
39
39
15
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
9
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Sony SLT-A68
-2
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
-1
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Nikon D5500
32 %
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
23 %
Yes
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
Sensor shift
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
No
5
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
5
fps
21 JPEG shots
8 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
100 JPEG shots
10 RAW shots
-5/+5 EV  (in 1/3 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-5/+5 EV  (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Bulb,
 
30 sec → 1/4000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED Maximum and minimum possible exposure time in seconds.
Bulb, 
30 sec → 1/4000 sec
Sony SLT-A68
Nikon D5500

X-SYNC:
1/160
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
12
BUILT-IN FLASH
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
12

X-SYNC:
1/200
Yes
HOT SHOE
Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
1080p @ 30 fps (Full HD)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD)
Microphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
Microphone port, HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible), Sony Memory Sticks
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC
1
CARD SLOTS
1
580
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
820
shots
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