Sony a68 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Lens
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Sony a68 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II Lens

Price: $698.00



About Sony a68

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α68 A-mount Camera with APS-C sensor

Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.


Wide & Fast AF system
A 79-point phase-detection AF system1 (including 15 cross points) has points widely placed within the most frequently used central area of the frame. It keeps tracking and 

Sophisticated AF algorithm in tracking

High performance in tracking moving subjects to enable continuous autofocus even during continuous shooting at 8fps2.

Superior AF in low light

Autofocus performs well in low-light conditions, with as little light as EV -2, which is equivalent to a moonlit night where the naked eye has difficulty seeing objects.

AF Area modes

For autofocusing, you can choose from Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF area mode, which allows precise focus tracking of a subject by optimizing target frame size and ensuring use of the optimal AF point.

AF Range Control

Locks autofocusing to a specified range of distance from the camera for sharp results, even if the target is obscured momentarily by another passing object.

Face Detection and Eye AF

Face Detection with Face Registration can detect up to eight faces in a scene, and adjust exposure, white balance, flash and other settings for beautiful portraits. Eye AF further assures sharp focusing on the face by detecting an eye to focus on.

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.

Full-time Continuous AF during Full HD movie shooting

Records with superior speed and precision of full-time continuous phase-detection autofocusing, even during Full HD movie shooting, thanks to proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology.

In-body image stabilization

Effective image stabilization for any compatible lens, throughout the entire focal length range. Helps stabilize the viewfinder image when the shutter button is halfway 
The large Exmor® CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP3 boosts sensitivity and reduces noise with gapless on-chip lens design eliminating the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light.

Wide max. ISO 100–256004 sensitivity range

BIONZ X processing engine

The processor handles enormous amounts of sensor data to allow high-speed shooting of superb low-noise images. Advanced built-in features include detail reproduction technology to produce more realistic images, diffraction reduction to correct blurred details, and area-specific noise reduction for clearer, more finely detailed images even at high ISO settings. Area-specific Noise Reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures, and evenly colored areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area.

Supports 50 Mbps XAVC S5 format

For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S5 format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50 Mbps (60p/50p6, 30p/25p6, 24p).

Creative movie function

There's more to auto and manual operation than meets the eye. AF functions are ever-reliable, and P/A/S/M exposure modes offer great creative control. Audio level display and rec level control on viewfinder/LCD screen make microphone/recording levels easy to screen and adjust while shooting. Fine-tune images by choosing among 20 Picture Effect and 13 Creative Style settings.

Top Display Panel

This "must have" feature of this midrange camera facilitates quick, easy setting and confirmation, especially with a tripod setup.

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.

Control Wheel

The control wheel on the back is popular among α7 series camera users, and you can modify its functionality according to shooting intention for quick changes of camera settings as you look through the viewfinder.

OLED Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage

OLED advantages of tonal gradation, color reproduction, and contrast, this electronic viewfinder makes it easy to view true-to-life images. It also lets you compare different effects of setting changes, as well as use MF Assist and a Preview function to fine-tune focus and preview shots, including those with defocusing effects.

Customizable function buttons

Assign frequently used functions to the customizable buttons of your choice. Easily reassign 11 buttons to activate any of 49 functions for faster, more intuitive operation.

Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal

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

Make the feeling last a lifetime - With 4D FOCUS, you'll never miss that perfect moment 
Capture unforgettable moments for posterity with the a68. The world's highest number of phase-detection AF points (79) covering a wide AF area will catch moments that last for a lifetime. 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 8 fps continuous shooting. 

Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology 
Sony's unique design replaces a DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which allows ultrafast 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 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 100-25600 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 MP effective resolution. 

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

Supports 50Mbps XAVC S format 
For high image quality and minimal noise, you can record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50Mbps (30p/25p,24.2p). 

Operability and easy customization 
Tilt the LCD screen to shoot from most angles, max. 135 Degree up and 55 Degree down, including over your head or on the ground. The 2.7-type screen displays clear, brilliant images. Low reflectivity deepens blacks and 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 color. 

Ultimate precision and craftsmanship 
Broaden your photographic horizons with an expanded line-up of superb lenses. The a68 empowers you to fully enjoy the renowned performance of professional-grade glass from Sony and ZEISS. 

Wide-ranging accessories meet every need 
Professional options open up new horizons. Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for this model.


Sony a68 Specifications
Lens Mount
Lens Compatibility
Sony Alpha/ Minolta
Camera Format
APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Total: 24.8 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution
24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio
Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Bit Depth
Anti-Dust System
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Image Stabilization
Focus Type
Auto & Manual
Focus Mode
Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection:79, 15 cross-type
Viewfinder Type
Viewfinder Size
Viewfinder Pixel Count
Viewfinder Eye Point
26.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.88x
Diopter Adjustment
- 4 to +3 m
Display Screen
2.7" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (460,800)
Screen Coverage
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 100-25600
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 100-25600
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/4000 - 30 second
Remote Control
RMT-DSLR2 (Optional)
Metering Method
Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 8 fps at 24 MP
Continuous Shooting
Up to 8 fps at 24 MP
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Flash Modes
Hi-Speed Sync
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash
Max Sync Speed
1 / 160 seconds
Flash Compensation
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe
Video Recording
File Size
1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
Video Format
High Definition
XAVC S: 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (50 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps, 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps, 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps
High Definition
MP4: 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps, 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps, 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Frame Rate
At 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 24 fps
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length
1920 x 1080
29 min. 59 seconds
Audio Recording
Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
Self Timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds
1/8" Microphone, Multi Interface Terminal
Wi-Fi Capable
1x NP-FM500H Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1650 mAh
AC Power Adapter
AC-PW10AM (Optional)
Lens Focal Length
18 - 55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27 - 82.5 mm
Lens Aperture
Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
Lens Angle of View
77.4 Degree - 29.4 Degree
Lens Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" (25cm)
Lens Magnification
Lens Elements/Groups
Lens Diaphragm Blades
Lens Autofocus
Lens Image Stabilization
Lens Filter Thread
Front: 55 mm
Lens Dimensions (DxL)
Approx. 2.82 x 2.72" (71.6 x 69mm)
Lens Weight
7.83 oz (222g)
Camera Dimensions
5.6 x 4.1 x 3.3" (142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8mm)
Camera Weight
Body Only: 24.55oz. (610g)
With Battery and Media: 23.81oz. (675g

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