Α68 A-MOUNT CAMERA WİTH APS-C SENSOR

Full Specifications & Features

ILCA-68 Body / Kit

RRP

£629.00

(incl. VAT)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 142.6 x 104.2 x 82.8 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)
596 g (Body Only) / 675 g (With battery and media)

Lens

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

Sensor

Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) 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

Zoom

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
Standart 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 (1-6EV, 1.0EV step))

Recording (movie)

Recording Format
XAVC S / 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 of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., 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

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
Type
Built-in, auto pop-up
AF Illuminator range
Approx. 1m - 5m / Approx. 3.3 to 16.4 feet

Exposure

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 (1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3EV, 1/2EV, 2/3EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV 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 (Recommended Exposure Index)
Movie: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent(1/3 EV step), AUTO ( ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit), Still Image: ISO100 - 25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO ( ISO 100-25600, selectable the lower limit and the upper limit)

Viewfinder

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)

LCD Screen

Monitor Type
2.7" type TFT LCD
Total Number of Dots
460 800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2)

Shutter

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 Control

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

Drive Modes
Single 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
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)
Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps

Interface

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

Power

Supplied Battery
NP-FM500H M-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 580 shots

Others

Body Material
flag

Footnotes

*
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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
Placeholder

Features

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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.

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Sophisticated AF algorithm in tracking

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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24.2 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor

The large Exmor CMOS image sensor with approximately 24.2 MP boosts sensitivity and reduces noise with gapless on-chip lens design eliminating the gaps between micro-lenses to collect more light.

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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

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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.

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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 (60p/50p, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Color tabs in setting menu

Each tab in setting MENU has a color on the tab for an intuitive operation.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

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