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Sony a68 with 18-55mm Lens

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Sony a68 24 Megapixel A-Mount Digital Camera with APS-C CMOS Sensor and 4D Focus including 18-55mm Zoom Lens (p/n ILCA68K.CEC)
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Overview
Sony a68 digital camera with 18-55mm lens.
The new α68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses.
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.
Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed α77 II, the α68 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.
This phase detection system uses no less than 79 autofocus detection...
Summary
Format: APS-C
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 24 Megapixels
Sensor Type: CMOS
Type: Photo
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Weight: 500-1kg
Included in box
  • 1 x Sony a68 Body
  • 1 x Accessory Shoe Cap
  • 1 x Battery Charger BC-VM10A
  • 1 x Body Cap
  • 1 x Eyepiece Cup
  • 1 x Lens Cap
  • 1 x Lens Rear Cap
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 1 x Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H
  • 1 x SAL1855 18-55mm Zoom Lens
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap

About the Sony a68 with 18-55mm Lens

Sony a68 digital camera with 18-55mm lens.

The new α68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses.

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.

Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed α77 II, the α68 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.

This phase detection system uses no less than 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points, plus a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes. It all adds up to fast, wide area AF with predictive tracking that locks faithfully onto fast-moving subjects. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the α68 delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting.

Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. It’s teamed with Sony’s speedy BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction for pristine, finely detailed shots every time.

Full HD movies use the efficient XAVC Sv format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, you can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus that effortlessly tracks moving subjects for crisp, professional looking footage, whichever format you choose to record in.

With a powerful array of creative features to explore, the α68 has plenty to offer experienced amateurs as well as step-up photographers and newcomers to interchangeable lens cameras.
Framing stills and movies is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder. 100% frame coverage ensures you see exactly what you’re shooting, with high contrast and faithful colour reproduction helping you focus manually with absolute confidence.

Complementing the Tru-Finder, the 2.7-type LCD monitor tilts up to 135 degrees upwards or 55 degrees downwardsfor comfortable composition from a wide variety of shooting angles. Serious photo enthusiasts will also value the backlit top display that allows quick confirmation of camera settings, whether you’re shooting handheld or on a tripod.

As found on the critically praised α7 series, there’s a control wheel on the camera’s rear that allows quick fingertip adjustment of camera settings. In addition, 10 customisable buttons can be assigned for instant access to frequently-used functions. There is a front control dial for quick adjustments of settings and a sturdy grip to ensure that you are balanced, even when using heavyweight prime or telephoto lenses.

SteadyShot INSIDE reduces the effects of camera shake for blur-free handheld shooting – at all focal lengths and with any compatible lens.

The inclusion of a Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal lets you expand creative options further with a wide range of optional accessories, including flashes, lights, microphones and remote commanders.

Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9 mm
WeightApprox. 690 g
Lens
Lens MountA-Mount
Lens CompatibilitySony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed
Sensor
Sensor TypeAPS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio3:2
Anti-Dust SystemYes
Recording (Still Images)
Image Quality ModesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra Fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Creative StyleStandard, 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 FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level(1- 5)), Auto High Dynamic Range(Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))
Recording (Movie)
Recording FormatXAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video CompressionXAVC S:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S, AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording FormatXAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD:Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Movie FunctionsAF Drive Speed
AF Tracking Duration
Audio Level Display
Audio Rec Level
Auto Slow Shutter
HDMI Info. Display
Other Features
Face DetectionOn/ On (Regist. Faces) / Off
Auto Object FramingYes (Still Images)
Clear Image ZoomYes (approx.2x)
Lens CompensationBIONZ X™
Storage Media
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: On/Off , available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
Multiframe NRAuto / ISO100 to 25600
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto, 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
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus
Focus SensorCCD line sensors
Focus Sensitivity RangeEV -2 to 18 (at ISO 100 equivalent)
AF ModeSingle-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)
Focus AreaWide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-On AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Other FeaturesEye-start AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF On
AF IlluminatorBuilt-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator RangeApprox. 1m - 5m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet
Exposure
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering SensorExmor™ CMOS Sensor
Metering ModeMulti segment, Spot, Center weighted
Exposure ModesAUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Continuous Advance Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Memory recall
Scene SelectionPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Exposure Compensation+/-5.0 EV (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
Auto (AE) BracketingBracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV increments, 3 /5 frames
AE LockAE 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 SensitivityISO 100–25600
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type0.39"-type electronic viewfinder
Number of Dots1 440 000 dots
MagnificationApprox. 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 PointApprox. 26.5mm from the eyepiece lens, 23mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
LCD Screen
Screen Type2.7" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots460 800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)
Shutter
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal- plane type
Shutter SpeedStill 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 Speed1 / 250 sec.
Flash
Flash Compensation+/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync.,Wireless, High Speed sync.
Drive
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continues Shooting8 fps (in Tele-Zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode)
Interface
Multi Interface ShoeMicrophone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe
Power
Supplied BatteryNP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack

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

Sophisticated AF algorithm in tracking
High performance in tracking moving subjects to enable continuous autofocus even during continuous shooting at 8fps.

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

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.

AF Area modes
For autofocusing, you can choose among Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expand Flexible Spot and Lock-on AF area mode, which allows precise focus tracking of a subject by optimising 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.

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 stabilisation
Effective image stabilisation for any compatible lens, throughout the entire focal length range. Helps stabilize the viewfinder image while the shutter button is halfway pressed.

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.

24 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
The large Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24 MP boosts sensitivity and reduces noise with gapless on-chip lens design eliminating the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light.

BIONZ X image 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-spciefic Noise Reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns (such as edges, textures and evenly coloured-areas like blue skies), then applies the most appropriate noise reduction for each area.

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

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.

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

Control Wheel
The control wheel on 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 at the viewfinder.

OLED Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage
OLED advantages of tonal gradation, colour 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.

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.

  • 4D FOCUS for fast, accurate tracking autofocus with world’s highest number of 79 AF points
  • Translucent Mirror Technology™ delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting
  • 24MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor delivers wide ISO 100-25600 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 format

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