The a68 (ILCA-68)camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses.
Capture fast moving subjects in sharper detail over a wider area using our advanced 4D FOCUS system with 79 autofocus points for ultimate accuracyand tracking performance.
Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed a77 II, the a68 features Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system that delivers extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions – even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle.
79-point high-density phase-detection AF system High image quality and wide ISO range for stills/movies Tiltable LCD screen Superb AF performance Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology 4D FOCUS system BIONZ X image processing engine Smart viewfinder for better photos
With 4D FOCUS, you’ll never miss that perfect moment: Capture more unforgettable moments for posterity. The a68 the world’s highest 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 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.
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.
Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology: Sony’s unique design replaces a DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which enables fast shooting with continuous use of accurate phase detection AF.
BIONZ X image processing engine: Supports a number of state-of-the-art image processing technologies that add up to superior overall image quality.
High image quality and wide ISO range for stills/movies: The large Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP 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 100-256006 and producing beautifully sharp, clear results.
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.
Lens Mount Sony A-mount
Lens Compatibility Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Sensor Type APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., 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), Colour Filter (G7 to M7, A7 to B7), Custom (1 / 2 / 3), Custom Set
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
AF Illuminator Built-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator range Approx. 1m - 5m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet
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
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
Viewfinder Type 0.39"-type electronic viewfinder
Number of Dots 1,440,000 dots
Magnification Approx. 0.88x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Dioptre Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Eye Point Approx. 26.5mm from the eyepiece lens, 23mm from the eyepiece frame at -1style name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
Screen Type 2.7" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots 460,800 dots
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
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)
Flash Sync. Speed 1 / 160 sec.
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8 mm
Weight Approx 596 g (Body Only) / 675 g (With battery and media)
Alpha A68 SLR Camera + 18-55mm Lens Accessory shoe cap Battery charger BC-VM10A Body cap Eyepiece cup Micro USB cable Power cord Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H Shoulder strap
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