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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 IncludedAlpha A68 DSLR Camera
SAL1855 18–55 mm Zoom Lens
Accessory shoe cap
NP-FM500H Rechargeable Battery
BC-VM10A Battery charger
Lens Rear Cap
Micro USB cable
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 COMPATIBILITY||Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed|
|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|
|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 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 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
|FACE DETECTION||On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off|
|AUTO OBJECT FRAMING||Yes (Still Images)|
|CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM||Yes (approx. 2x)|
|LENS COMPENSATION||BIONZ X™|
|COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA||Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)
|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 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 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|
|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)
ISO100–25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
|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)|
|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 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 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 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
|MULTI INTERFACE SHOE||Microphone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe|
|SUPPLIED BATTERY||NP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack|
|BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)||Up to 580 shots|
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Sony Alpha A68 Kit w/ DT 18-55mm Lens
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