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Sony a68 with 18-55mm

Model: ILCA68K
SKU: SON-10350
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1.5x (APS-C) Crop
24 Megapixels
8 Frames-Per-Second
HD (1080) Video
2.7" LCD
  • Description
  • Specifications
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24.2 megapixels, 8fps continuous shooting, 2.7" tiltable LCD screen. Translucent Mirror DSLR Camera.


  • Wide area 79-point Phase Detection “4D Focus” AF system
  • 24.2MP APS-C sensor for astonishing image quality with fine details
  • 8fps continuous shooting with AF to capture the decisive moment
  • SteadyShot INSIDE In-body image stabilization for every A-mount lens
  • Full HD XAVC S5 movie recording 30p/24p up to 50Mbps
  • OLED Tru-Finder™ (0.39” ) with 100% frame coverage
  • Large 2.7” tiltable, 460K dot LCD screen
  • Up to ISO 25,600 for clean low light images with low noise
  • Top display, front and rear control dials, 10 customizable button
  • Clean Full HD Movie output via HDMI

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

The α68 is equipped with Sony’s 4D Focus system. Featuring the world’s most1 Phase Detection AF points on a dedicated AF sensor covering a wide area of the frame. 79 AF points - of which 15 are cross-type and placed in the most-frequently-used central area of the sensor – utilize the new AF algorithm which instantly recognizes and reliably tracks the desired subject – even in challenging low-light situations (EV-2). Other Auto Focus features include: AF tracking, Lock-on AF, AF Range control and Eye AF

24.2MP for Images of incredible quality

Housing a large Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor with approx. 24.2 effective megapixels for incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements, the α68 exhibits higher sensitivity and lower noise levels throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600 4, achieving high resolution even in low light.

8fps continuous shooting3 with AF

Track every movement and capture every decisive moment with up to 8 frames per second continuous shooting. The tracking algorithm of the α68’s AF system and the Translucent Mirror Technology meet high performance standards in tracking moving subjects to enable continuous autofocus even during continuous shooting at 8fps3 (or 5fps at maximum resolution of approx. 24 effective megapixels).

Every Lens is Stabilized

The α68 incorporates sensor shift technology called SteadyShot® INSIDE image stabilization. This means every lens you use—from the widest angle to longest telephoto— corrects for camera shake and reduces blur, resulting in crisp and sharp images. It provides compensation equivalent to approximately 2 to 4.5 additional steps in shutter speed, allowing for more hand held opportunities in low light or longer focal lengths.

Make movies like a pro

Make movie magic with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in 24p/30p frame-rates. Made even easier with the α68’s 79 point AF (auto focus) system – tracking moving subjects is not a problem. Selectable in-camera – XAVC S for broadcast quality at high 50Mb/s, Blu-ray quality - AVCHD or simple and easier upload to the web - MP4 codecs are available. For serious videographers, uncompressed 8bit HD 4:2:2 video output to external recording devices is available via the HDMI connection.

OLED Tru-Finder™ Electronic Viewfinder

There’s never been anything quite like the OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem. It begins with 1,440,000 dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth and in almost any lighting. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with 100% frame coverage and superb color and detail, including the ability to display the effects of various camera settings, the use of MF Assist and a peaking function for fine-tuning the focus

Large 2.7” tiltable, 460K dot LCD screen

Thanks to the Translucent Mirror Technology for continuous live-view, you can easily frame your shots with the large 2.7” 460K dot LCD screen. Tilt it up 135° or down 55°s to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss.

Stunning low light photos and video

The α68 features high sensitivity thanks to the Exmor® CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X® processor. You get stunning detail and clean, low light images from ISO range 100 – 25600 for photos and ISO100 - 12800 equivalent for movies. And for an additional burst of light, the α68 features a pop-up flash.

Direct controls for fast intuitive operability

The α68 has all the "must have" features of midrange camera including a backlit top display to quickly check camera settings and both front and rear control dials and 10 customizable button6. The control wheel on back is easily accessible for multiple functions which you can modify to your shooting style. Easily reassign frequently used functions to any of the 10 customizable buttons to activate any of 49 functions for faster, more intuitive operation.

Multi-interface (MI) shoe

The Multi Interface Shoe lets you mount a wide-range of accessories including a high-capacity flash unit, video light or microphone for enhanced still image, movie shooting and more.

Focus features beyond the norm.

The α68 offers more than the most cameras in its class when it comes to focus features which included: Auto focus tracking for moving subjects, Lock-on AF, AF Range control and Eye AF for perfect portraits.

Full-Time LiveView® in LCD or EVF

You can use both the LCD monitor and OLED Electronic Viewfinder for composing shots in LiveView. Both provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.

In The Box

  • Sony A68 camera body
  • DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FM500H)
  • Battery Charger (BC-VM10A)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable

Additional Information

Manufacturer Sony
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Megapixels 24
Mounts Sony/Minolta A
Crop Factor 1.5x (APS-C)
Frames-Per-Second 8
Best Available Video Mode HD (1080)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
Weather-sealed None

  • Lens Compatibility: Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Imaging Sensor
  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor with primary color filters (23.5 x 15.6mm)
  • Anti Dust: System: Anti-dust coating on image sensor and image sensor shift mechanism Operation (auto): Power off
  • Pixel Gross: Approx.24.8 megapixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx.24.2 megapixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo SD memory card SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant) SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
  • Color Space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible / MP4
  • Video Mode: XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 / 60p@50Mbps 1920 x 1080 / 30p@50Mbps 1920 x 1080 / 24p@50Mbps
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080 / 60p @Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @Maximum bit-rate 24Mbp FH - 1920 x 1080 / 60i @Average bit-rate 17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080 / 24p@ Maximum bit-rate 24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080 / 24p@Average bit-rate 17Mbps AVC MP4: 1440 x 1080 / 30fps@Average bit-rate 12Mbps VGA: 640 x 480 / 30fps@Average bit-rate 3Mbps
  • Audio Format: XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch,Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M/ECM-CG60 (sold separately); Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 16 steps between 0 and 15
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • Digital Zoom: Smart zoom (Still images): M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x
  • Digital zoom (Still images): L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x
  • Digital zoom (Movie): 4x
  • Type: 0.39" (1.0cm) OLED Electronic viewfinder (1 440 000 dots)
  • Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to +3.0m-1
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx.0.88x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx.0.57x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
  • Color temperature control: Manual (5 steps)
  • Display: Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
  • Eye point: Approx. 26.5mm from the eyepiece lens, 23mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
  • Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
LCD Display
  • LCD Type: 2.7" (6.7 cm) TFT drive (460,800 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: upward by up to 135 degrees, downward by up to 55 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) Sunny Weather
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On/Off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Zebra: Yes
Focus Control
  • Focus System: TTL Phase-detection AF (CCD line sensors)
  • Focus Points: 79 points (15 points cross type, with center F2.8 sensor)* *The number of points used depends on the lens and shooting mode.
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A), Autofocus, Manual focus selectable
  • Focus Area: Wide/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot/ Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF: Wide/ Zone/ Center/ Flexible Spot/ Expanded Flexible Spot)
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV -2 to 18 (at ISO100 equivalent)
  • Focus Features: Eye-start AF, Lock-on AF, Eye Focus, Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus lock, AF On
  • AF Illuminator: Built-into flash, Range: approx. 3.3' to 16.4' (1m-5m)
Exposure System
  • Metering: 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV-2 to EV17 (at ISO100 equivalent with F1.4 lens attached)
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: AUTO(Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep, Panorama, Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie(P/A/S/M), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Memory recall (MR1/2/3)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight
  • Picture Effect(s): 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/ Cool/ Warm/ Green/ Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High/ Mid/ Low), HDR Painting (High/ Mid/ Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/ Mid/ Low)
  • D-Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Available with AE lock button AE is also locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode. ("AEL w/ shutter"(Auto/On/Off) is supported)
  • 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 (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
  • Exposure Bracketing: Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5frames
  • ISO: Still Image: ISO100 - 25600 in 1/3 EV step, Still Auto: ISO 100-25600, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit , Movie: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent in 1/3 EV step, Movie Auto: ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
  • White Balance Mode: 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 AWB micro adjustment; G7 to M7 (15-steps), A7 to B7 (15-steps) Bracketing; 3 frames, H/L selectable
Drive System
  • Burst Buffer: Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE : -Extra fine: 34 images -Fine: 63 images -Standard: 112 images Continuous shooting : Extra fine: 21 images -Fine: 32 images -Standard: 35 images -RAW & JPEG: 8 images -RAW: 8 images
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE: 8 frames per second Continuous shooting Hi: 5 frames per second Continuous shooting Lo: 2.5 frames per second
  • Drive Mode: Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi or Lo selectable), Self-timer (10 or 2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3 or 5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont. Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
  • Flash Compensation: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec
  • External flash: Sony a System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor(ADP-MAA, sold separately) for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
  • Flash Bracketing: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames selectable
  • Flash Metering System: ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
  • Flash Type: Built-in, auto pop-up
  • Guide Number: 12 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Remote Jack: Yes, wired
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HD Output: HDMI Micro connector (Type-D) BRAVIA Sync(Control for HDMI) PhotoTV HD 4K Still Image PB
  • USB Port(s): Multi / Micro USB Terminal
  • Multi Interface Shoe: Yes
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): 5 5/8" × 4 1/8" × 3 3/8" (142.6 × 104.2 × 82.8 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 1 lb 7.8 oz (675 g) (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included) 1 lb 5.0 oz (596 g) (bod
  • Battery Type: One rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
  • Number of Still Images: Approx.540 shots with Viewfinder, 580 shots with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • External Power: AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM (sold separately)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): Still images: approx. 2.7W (with DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens attached), Movies: approx. 3.3 W (with DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens attached)
  • With LCD screen: Still images: approx. 2.5W(with DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens attached), Movies: approx. 3.3 W(with DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens attached)
Clear Image Zoom
  • Still images: Still: Yes (approx.2x) Movie: Yes (approx.2x)
Face detection
  • Face registeration: Yes
  • Face selection: Yes
  • Max. number of detectable faces: 8
  • Modes: On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off
Focus system
  • AF Range Control: Yes
  • AF micro adjustment: Yes
LCD screen
  • Quick Navi: Yes
Lens compensation
  • Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Movie function
  • AF Drive Speed: Yes
  • AF Tracking Duration: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • Audio Rec Level: Yes
  • Auto Slow Shutter: Yes
  • HDMI Info. Display: Yes (On/Off)
Other Features
  • Area Setting: Yes
  • Clock Function,Setting: Yes
  • Eye-Fi ready: Yes
  • Help guide: Yes
  • Shop Front Mode: Yes
  • Modes: Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
  • Modes: 9/25 Images index view
  • Modes: Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 13.3x, S: 9.4x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x)
  • Modes: Display Rotation (Manual/Off selectable)
  • Modes: Slideshow Panorama scrolling Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off) Folder selection (Still) Forward/Rewind (movie) Delete Protect
  • Compatible standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Recording system
  • Multi Frame NR: Auto / ISO100 to 25600
Recording system (movie)
  • Video compression: XAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter: Yes (On/Off)
  • Flash sync. speed: 1/160 sec.
  • Shutter speed: Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec/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)
  • Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Smart Teleconverter
  • Smart Teleconverter: Yes (approx.1.4 x / 2x)
White balance
  • AWB micro adjustment: Yes (G7 to M7 (15 steps) , A7 to B7 (15 steps))
  • Bracketing: 3 frames, H / L selectable
LCD panel
  • Top panel: Yes
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilization)
  • Type: For still images: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism For movies: Electronic

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