Sony A68 24.2 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera Body - ILCA-68

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Sony A68 24.2 Megapixel Black Digital SLR Camera Body - ILCA-68

Deliver bold, vivid stills with this Sony Alpha a68 DSLR camera. From the moment you focus in on your subject thanks to the rapid autofocus, you're assured clear, vibrant images with low noise and high resolutions. This is achieved thanks to the 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor that utilizes translucent mirror technology to produce photos and videos in conjunction with the BIONZ X image processing engine.

This Sony DSLR includes in-body image stabilization so that you get photos with reduced motion blur caused by hand shake and vibrations, delivering a clearer and more vibrant image even in lower-light conditions. In addition, the autofocus is fine tuned to work in a wide range of lighting scenarios so that it precisely selects your subject even when it's moving rapidly. The Multi Interface Shoe on this Sony camera lets you add various accessories to improve your photography or video-making skills, such as microphones or lighting. When you're ready to make a movie, this Sony Alpha a68 DSLR camera can produce a high-quality stream to an external source or can store 1080p video in the camera itself.


  • Wide & Fast AF system
    A 79-point phase-detection AF system 3 (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, with as little light as EV -2, which is equivalent to a moonlit night where 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 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
  • 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 pressed
  • 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
  • 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™ 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
  • 24.2 MP APS-C Exmor® CMOS sensor
    The large Exmor® CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP 4 boosts sensitivity and reduces noise with gapless on-chip lens design eliminating the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light
  • Wide max. ISO 100–25600 sensitivity range
    The wide maximum sensitivity ranges of ISO 100-25600 for stills and ISO 100-12800 for movies let you shoot natural-looking, low-noise results even in low light
  • Top Display Panel
    This "must have" feature of this midrange camera facilitates quick, easy setting and confirmation, especially with a tripod setup
  • Supports 50 Mbps XAVC S format
    For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high bitrate XAVC S 1 format, which enables Full HD image recording at 50 Mbps (30p/25p 6, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Control Wheel
    The control wheel on the back is popular among á7 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
  • Color tabs in the settings menu
    Each tab in the settings MENU has a color on the tab for 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



  • Lens Mount: A-Mount
  • Lens Compatibility: Sony A-mount lenses, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta lenses confirmed


  • Sensor Type: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor
  • Number Of Pixels (Effective): Approx.24.2 MP
  • Number of Pixels (total): Approx.24.8 MP
  • Image Sensor Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Anti-Dust System: Yes


  • Smart zoom (Still Image): M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2
  • Digital zoom (Still Image): L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8
  • Digital zoom (Movie): Yes (4x)

Recording (still images)

  • Recording Format (Still images): JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • Image Size (pixels), 3:2: L: 6000 x 4000 (24M), M: 4240 x 2832 (12M), S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
  • Image Size (pixels), 16:9: L: 6000 x 3376 (20M), M: 4240 x 2400 (10M), S:3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
  • Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama: Standard Horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M) Wide Horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
  • Image Quality Modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • 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
  • Dynamic Range Functions: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1–5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1–6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

Recording (movie)

  • Recording Format: XAVC S 1 / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
  • Video Compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S, AVCHD:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Audio Recording Format: XAVC S:LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
  • Movie Functions
    • AF Drive Speed
    • AF Tracking Duration
    • Audio Level Display
    • Audio Rec Level
    • Auto Slow Shutter
    • HDMI Info. Display

Other Features

  • Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
  • Auto Object Framing: Yes (Still Images)
  • Clear Image Zoom: Yes (approx. 2x)
  • Lens Compensation: BIONZ X™

Storage Media

  • Compatible Recording Media
    • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™
    • Memory Stick PRO Duo™
    • Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC memory cards (UHS-I compliant)

Noise reduction

  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: On/Off , available for shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable
  • Multi Frame NR: Auto

White Balance

  • White Balance Modes: 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
  • Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable


  • 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. 3.3 to 16.4 feet / Approx. 1 to 5 m


  • 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
  • Scene Selection: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing: Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, with 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames
  • AE Lock: AE 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 Sensitivity
    • Movie: ISO100–12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
    • Still Image: ISO100–25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100–25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)


  • Viewfinder Type: 0.39 in electronic viewfinder
  • Number of Dots: 1,440,000 dots
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.88x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 mstyle name="sup"-1/style
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -4.0 to +3.0 mstyle name="sup"-1/style
  • Eye Point: Approx. 26.5 mm from the eyepiece lens, 23 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1style name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)

LCD Screen

  • Screen Type: 2.7 in type TFT LCD
  • Total Number of Dots: 460,800 dots
  • Brightness Control (LCD): Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)


  • Shutter Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
  • Shutter Speed: Still images: 1/4000 to 30 s/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 s


  • Flash Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Rear sync., Wireless, High Speed sync.


  • Drive Modes: Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 s delay, 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
  • Continues Shooting: Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps


  • Multi Interface Shoe: Microphone minijack; Multi/Micro USB Terminal; Multi Interface Shoe


  • Supplied Battery: NP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack

What's In The Box:

  • Accessory shoe cap
  • Battery charger BC-VM10A
  • Body cap
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Micro USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Rechargeable Battery NP-FM500H
  • Shoulder strap

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.1"
  • Width: 5.61"
  • Depth: 3.26"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.31 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Key Features
24.2 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor/ Wide & Fast AF system/ Sophisticated AF Algorithm In Tracking/ Superior AF In Low Light/ Face Detection And Eye AF/ In-Body Image Stabilization/ Full-Time Continuous AF During Full HD Movie Shooting/ Proprietary Translucent Mirror Technology/ BIONZ X Processing Engine/ Wide Max. ISO 10025600 Sensitivity Range/ Supports 50 Mbps XAVC S Format/ Tiltable LCD Screen/ OLED Tru-Finder/ Control Wheel/ Multi Interface Shoe And Multi Terminal/ Body Only/ Black Finish
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Effective Pixels (MP)24.2
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)4.1
Width (inches)5.61
Depth (inches)3.26
Built-In FlashYes
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Focus ModesWide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock-on AF (Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot, Expanded Flexible Spot)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelaySelf-timer (10/2 s delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 s delay, 3/5 exposures selectable)
Shutter SpeedStill images: 1/4000 to 30 s/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)
Storage MediaMemory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceNP-FM500H
White BalanceAuto, 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
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