Before anyone of you start complaining Canon is the best there is blah blah... I've heard it all so please don't start. Next comes the Nikon D5500 which comes around the same pricing range and let me state that overall when it comes to image quality, Canon, Nikon, Sony and even Pentax model are all good...minor variations perhaps.
I've shot using Canon 5D Mark III so trust me... for Rs.50,000 ... This is Sony A-68 is leaving me speechless in comparison to the 2 Lac Rupees camera.
The attached images have been shot using the Sony SAM 50MM F1.8 Prime lens A-mount which costs around Rs.8,000 and my god... the lens MAKES WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. Sure the bundled 18-55mm lens helps a variety of uses especially when you don't have much space to work with and going wide with the 18mm or so helps you get the shot.. But when you CAN...use the 50mm prime F1.8 lens AT 1.8 aperture.... the shallow depth of field (BOKEH !!!) makes the most common things really beautiful. And for such a low price it's extremely outstanding. There is the option of Rs.25,000 50mm F1.4 other Sony lens which is actually a re-branded minolta lens design... The SAM 50mm f1.8 has satisfied EVEN Me...a Bokeh crazy person.
The camera has the feature in ISO called "Multi-frame NR(noise reduction)" . For those who aren't shooting to create Model portraits (who definitely should go for RAW format and EDIT in photoshop do all noise reduction themselves, and all correction etc.), Most other normal users, please use the Multiframe NR option. It clicks 4 pictures and does a great job of noise removal in your pictures.
The body build is VERY Sturdy and FEELS great in the hands. I've held a Canon 5D so trust me, I know.
The MAJOR PRO of this Camera is... BLAZING FAST Auto focus and Electronic viewfinder. I've had many horror times with the 650D and 700D on using auto focus and at Many times...Takes like 6-7 seconds or longer to AutoFOCUS even with the optical viewfinder and nearly IMPOSSIBLE with the live View LCD Screen. But this sony DOES INSTANT FOCUS. No matter the screen or viewfinder... NO CANON OR NIKON DOES THIS AT THIS PRICE RANGE and I swear it makes a lot of difference.
The other great feature of this camera is FOCUS PEAKING .. you enable it in the menu and when using manual focus ... Red cluster of dots highlight which are is in Focus. In canon cameras, there is no such feature and can only be enabled by flashing a custom firmware which is definitely a headache and many wont even try it.
in the End.... This camera is the best and even Beats the CANON 80D hands down. Doesnt matter if you can get a FULL FRAME 35MM Sensor camera somehow at this price... it SHOULD LET YOU TAKE THE PICTURE. Else there is no use how much ever big camera you have.
I have purchased it from Great Easter Trading, I am writing this review since a lot of photographers are into Nikon & Canon, but few of them know about Sony Alpha 68K. First of all let me tell you frankly i am also a Nikon fan, i was planning to buy a DSLR since a long time and my choice was Nikon D5500. When I got into the shop they told me they didn't have D5500, but they have D5600 both the cameras are almost same. At the time the guy showed me Sony Alpha 68K and told me some of the noticeable differences between Nikon & Sony. The things which changed my mind is the Autofocus points 68K has double the autofocus points as in D5600. Also the in body image stabilization which gives you freedom of buying non stabilized lenses, saving a hell lot of money. Another excellent feature is the proximity sensor which allows you to switch to VF and the screen without any button, as well as the translucent type mirror which allows the camera to show the picture on VF as well as the screen simultaneously. The battery is also more than its in D5600, sony has a 1600mAH while D5600 has 900 mAH. Now you must be thinking that Nikon has rotating screen, WiFi in it, and I think this features has nothing to do with great shots. Rotating screen has an advantage with those who are into vlogging and i think you can spare an extra 2 min of time while transferring the photos from camera to PC. Also one more excellent feature which Alpha 68K has is the top digital display panel which is usually present in high end cameras like canon 5D. I got a great deal from Great Eastern Trading @ 48,000 Rupees including GST. What I want to say is give a break to Nikon & Canon, try Sony Alpha series and i bet it will equally impress you. Just have a look at the shots I took with my 68K.
The image quality of Sony A68 is on par with a point and shoot camera at best.The color is under saturated in shadows and too punchy in Sun light. Most of the DSLR cameras in entry level and mid range is nothing more than point and shoot in SLR body. Also, please refrain from purchasing it from Online portals. Don't waste money only to realize that there is a great deal of difference between expectation vs reality.