Product Highlights
  • 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • APS-C Format
  • 8 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 100-25,600 ISO Sensitivity
  • Full HD 1080p30 Video with XAVC S Format
  • Tilting TFT LCD Screen
  • Kit includes α68 camera & 18-55mm lens
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Overview

Sony Alpha α68 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

α68 A-mount Camera with 79-point (15 cross) phase-detection AF system; 24 MP APS-C Exmor® CMOS sensor; BIONZ X™ processor; XAVC S format movie (30p/25p 1, 24p); Top Display Panel; Tiltable LCD; OLED Tru-Finder™

With 4D FOCUS, you'll never miss that perfect moment

Capture more unforgettable moments for posterity. The α68 the world's highest2 number of phase-detection AF points (79) covering a wide AF area will catch the moment to last for a life time. The Exmor® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine deliver the imaging impact that you aim for. Dials, controls and displays make shooting more intuitive and immediate to optimize operability.

  • Superb AF performance

    The world's highest number of phase-detection AF points (79) covering a wide AF area for ultimate accuracy and tracking performance.
     

  • Sensational sensor and processor

    The Exmor® CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine achieve high image quality and wide sensitivity range.
     

  • Versatile, convenient control

    The top display panel and rear control wheel make functions quick and easy to access and use.

Fast-moving subjects meet their match

79-point high-density phase-detection AF system covers more action

Get superior autofocus reliability with 79 high-density AF points, including 15 cross-type points. Translucent Mirror Technology enables precise phase-detection AF even with continuous shooting and movie modes.

  • World's most AF points

    79 phase-detection AF points provide wide frame coverage and ultimate tracking accuracy.
     

  • Fast AF speed

    Distance measuring phase-detection sensor for instant subject focus.
     

  • Steadfast AF tracking

    Advanced algorithm maintains clear focus for up to 8fps4 continuous shooting.

Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology

Sony’s unique design replaces a DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which enables ultra-fast shooting with continuous use of accurate phase detection AF.

Capture moments perfectly 

High image quality and wide ISO range for stills/movies 

The large Exmor® CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP5 provides for high image resolution, delicate tonal gradation and expressive bokeh. And the BIONZ X™ featuring advanced image reproducing technologies and processes vast data from the sensor at high speed for more realistic images. The duo is a perfect match for shooting in the wide ISO range of 100–25600 and producing beautifully sharp, clear results.  

  • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

    A large APS-C size Exmor® CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP5 effective resolution.
     

  • BIONZ X image processing engine

    Supports a number of state-of-the-art image processing technologies that add up to superior overall image quality. 

Supports 50 Mbps XAVC S7 format

For high image quality and minimal noise, you can record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S7 format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50 Mbps (60p/50p8, 30p/25p8, 24p).

Designed for fast, efficient operation

Operability and easy customization

Tiltable LCD screen

Tilt the LCD screen to shoot from most angles, max.135 degrees up and 55 degrees down, including over your head or on the ground. The 2.7-type screen displays clear, brilliant images. Low reflectivity deepens blacks & sharpens contrast. Brightness is adjustable.

Smart viewfinder for better photos

The bright, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™ makes it easier to expertly plan and preview shots, as it reproduces real-time image data with rich tonal gradation and faithful colour.

Ultimate precision and craftsmanship

Broaden your photographic horizons with an expanded line-up of superb lenses. The α68 empowers you to fully enjoy the renowned performance of professional-grade glass from Sony and ZEISS®.

What's Included

Alpha A68 DSLR Camera
SAL1855 18–55 mm Zoom Lens

Accessory shoe cap
NP-FM500H Rechargeable Battery
BC-VM10A Battery charger
Body cap
Eyepiece cup
Lens Cap
Lens Rear Cap
Micro USB cable
Power cord
Shoulder strap

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Product Specifications

α68

Physical Specs

 

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8 mm (5.61 x 4.1 x 3.26")
WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD INCLUDED) 596 g (21 oz.)
* Body Only

675 g (23.8 oz.)
* With battery and media)

Lens

 

LENS MOUNT

Sony A-mount
LENS COMPATIBILITY Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed

Sensor

 
SENSOR TYPE APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
SENSOR APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE) Approx.24.2 MP
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL) Approx.24.8 MP
IMAGE SENSOR ASPECT RATIO 3 : 2
ANTI-DUST SYSTEM Yes

Zoom

 
SMART ZOOM (STILL IMAGE) M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2
DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE) L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8
DIGITAL ZOOM (MOVIE) Yes (4x)

Recording
(still images)

 
RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGES) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 3:2 L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 16:9 L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), SWEEP PANORAMA Standard Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Wide Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
CREATIVE STYLE Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1–6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Recording (movie)

 
RECORDING FORMAT XAVC S 2 / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
VIDEO COMPRESSION XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S, AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT XAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
MOVIE FUNCTIONS AF Drive Speed
AF Tracking Duration
Audio Level Display
Audio Rec Level
Auto Slow Shutter
HDMI Info. Display

Other Features

 
FACE DETECTION On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
AUTO OBJECT FRAMING Yes (Still Images)
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM Yes (approx. 2x)
LENS COMPENSATION BIONZ X™

Storage Media

 
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)

Noise Reduction

 
NOISE REDUCTION Long exposure NR: On/Off , available for shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
MULTI FRAME NR Auto

White Balance

 
WHITE BALANCE MODES Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Color Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
BRACKETING 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus

 
FOCUS SENSOR CCD line sensors
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE EV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF MODE Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)
FOCUS AREA Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
OTHER FEATURES Eye-start AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF On
TYPE Built-in, auto pop-up
AF ILLUMINATOR RANGE Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet / Approx. 1 to 5 m

Exposure

 
METERING TYPE 1200-zone evaluative metering
METERING SENSOR Exmor® CMOS Sensor
METERING MODE Multi-segment, Spot, Center weighted
EXPOSURE MODES AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Memory recall
SCENE SELECTION Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
AUTO (AE) BRACKETING Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames
AE LOCK AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter"(Auto/On/Off) is supported) Available with AE lock button
ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX) Movie:
ISO100–12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Still Image:
ISO100–25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Viewfinder

 
VIEWFINDER TYPE 0.39 in electronic viewfinder
NUMBER OF DOTS 1,440,000 dots
MAGNIFICATION Approx. 0.88x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m
DIOPTRE ADJUSTMENT -4.0 to +3.0 m
EYE POINT Approx. 26.5 mm from the eyepiece lens, 23 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1(CIPA standard)

LCD Screen

 
MONITOR TYPE 2.7 in type TFT LCD
TOTAL NUMBER OF DOTS 460,800 dots
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Shutter

 
SHUTTER TYPE Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
SHUTTER SPEED Still images: 1/4000 to 30 s/Bulb; Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
FLASH SYNC. SPEED 1/160 s

Flash Control

 
FLASH COMPENSATION +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
FLASH MODES Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync.

Drive

 
DRIVE MODES Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 s delay, 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
CONTINUOUS DRIVE SPEED (APPROX. MAX.) Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps
Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps
Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps

Interface

 
MULTI INTERFACE SHOE Microphone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe

Power

 
SUPPLIED BATTERY NP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES) Up to 580 shots

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