Sony Alpha A68 SLT Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Why buy the Sony Alpha A68 SLT Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens?

The 24MP APS-C sensor and inherited pro-style features makes the Sony A68 the perfect camera for any photographic enthusiast. 

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Sony Alpha A68 SLT Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Uncompromising features and performance for demanding amateur photographers

  • 4D FOCUS for fast, accurate tracking autofocus with world’s highest[i] number of 79 AF points
  • Translucent Mirror Technology™ delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps[ii] continuous shooting
  • 24MP[iii] APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor delivers wide ISO 100-25600[iv] sensitivity range
  • BIONZ X™ image processing engine enables the capture of high-quality images
  • Precise OLED Tru-Finder™, tiltable LCD monitor, top display panel and custom controls
  • SteadyShot™ INSIDE works with all 34 A-mount lenses
  • Full HD video with high bit-rate 50Mbps XAVC S[v] format

Make the feeling last a lifetime

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 optimise operability.

  • Superb AF performance

    The world's highest (2) 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 (3) 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 (2) 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

    Sophisticated algorithm maintains clear focus even during continuous shooting at 8fps4.

Capture moments perfectly

High image quality and wide ISO range for stills/movies

The large Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP (5) 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 (6) and producing beautifully sharp, clear results.   

  • 24.2 MP5 APS-C CMOS Sensor

    A large APS-C size Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP (5) 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 50Mbps  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 50Mbps (60p/50p8, 30p/25p8, 24p).


Designed for fast, efficient operation

  • Top Display Panel
  • Control Wheel
  • Speedy operability for intuitive use

    Tiltable LCD screen Tiltable LCD screen (2.7-type) to clearly shoot at max.135 degrees up and 55 degrees down, enables shooting over the heads of people in crowds, or on the ground for a startling view of pets and flowers. 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®.

Technical specifications

Lens mount

  • A-mount

Image sensor

  • APS-C (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor CMOS image sensor

Number of pixels (effective)

  • Approx. 24 megapixels

Recording format

  • Still
  • JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant),
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Movies

  • XAVC S format /AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant/MP4

Media

  • Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card(UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card(UHS-I compliant, microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

Focus system

  • Type
    • Phase detection AF
  • Focus point
    • 79 points (including 15 cross points), F2.8 AF sensor point 

Sensitivity range

  • EV-2 - 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)

Exposure control

  • Metering type
    • 1200 zone-equivalent metering
  • Sensitivity Range
    • Still Images: ISO 100 - 25600 (1/3 EV steps) Movies: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent (1/3 EV steps)

Shutter

  • Shutter Speed
    • Still images:1/4000 to 30sec, Bulb, Movies:1/4000-1/4sec
  • Electronic front curtain shutter
    • Yes (On/Off)

SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilisation)

  • Type
    • Still: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism Movie: Electronic

Drive

  • Continuous shooting speed
    • Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps

Movie Mode
(Resolution/Frame Rate/Bit Rate)

  • XAVC S HD
    • 1920 x 1080 50Mbps (30p/25p[vii], 24p)
  • AVCHD
    • 1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH) (60i/50ivii) 
    • 1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH) (24p/25pvii)  
  • MP4
    • 1440 x 108012Mbps , VGA3Mbps 

Viewfinder

  • Type
    • Electronic viewfinder (OLED Tru-Finder)
  • Total number of dots
    • 1,440,000 dots

Field coverage

  • 100% 

Magnification

  • Approx. 0.88x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1

LCD screen

  • Type
    • 2.7" type TFT LCD
  • Total number of dots
    • 460,800 dots
  • Adjustable angle
    • Up approx. 135 degrees, down approx. 55 degrees

Audio

  • Microphone
    • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Speaker
    • Built-in, monaural

Interface

  • Multi Interface Shoe, HDMImicro connector (Type-D),Microphone terminal (3.5mmStereo minijack), Multi/Micro USB Terminal, DC-IN Terminal

Built-in Flash

  • GN12 (ISO100, m, Flash angle 16mm) 

Battery

  • Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H 

Weight

  • Approx.610g (Body Only) / Approx.690g (With battery and media)

Dimensions (W x H x D, CIPA compliant)

  • Approx. 142.6 × 104.2 × 80.9 mm

Operating temperature

  • 0-40°C

[i]Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras with a dedicated phase-detection AF sensor (as of November, 2015).

[ii]In Tele-Zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE

iiiApproximate effective megapixels

[iv] Still Images: ISO 100 – 25600, Movies: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent

[v]A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format

[vi] Total 10 customisable buttons including two dedicated custom buttons + 8 assignable buttons

[vii]NTSC / PAL

A68 Digital SLR Body + 18-55mm Lens reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Ease of use
9.7
Image quality
9.3
Features
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Build quality
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Value for money
9.3
Overall rating
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10 out of 10

Kevin

Leicestershire GB Keen amateur
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Confirmed purchase: 28 January 2019
Published on: 07 February 2019
10 out of 10

Terence

Morecambe GB Experienced amateur
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All things with this camera are good cant folt it
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Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2019
Published on: 21 January 2019