The Sony A68 incorporates a stabilized APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels and a sensitivity range that extends from ISO 100 to 25,600 equivalent. The sensor is connected to Sony’s sophisticated BIONZ X image processor, which offers area-specific noise reduction in addition to “Detail Reproduction” and diffraction-reducing technologies.
Exposure modes include full PASM (Programmed, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority, and Manual), full Auto (with Intelligent and Superior options), Scene selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight), Tele-zoom Continuous AE, Movie, Sweep Panorama, and three Custom settings for quick recall of your preferred settings.
There are three different metering modes available: spot, center-weighted, and 1200-zone multi-segment. +/-5 EV of exposure correction, along with AE lock and exposure bracketing, are all options that may be chosen from (3 or 5 frames with up to 3.0 EV increments). In addition to that, DRO and WB bracketing modes can be used.
There is a Bulb option in addition to a shutter speed range that goes from 1/1000 to 30 seconds. Both the Continuous Hi and Continuous Lo modes of the Sony ILCA-68 include continuous autofocus, and the Continuous Hi mode is rated at up to 5 frames per second, while the Continuous Lo mode is rated at 2.5 fps. There is as of yet no information on the buffer depths.
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The Sony A68 captures Full HD movies at up to 60p with stereo sound, and includes support for the efficient XAVC S format, enabling high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps. Movie functions include PASM exposure control, AF drive speed, AF tracking duration, audio level display, audio rec level, wind filter, auto slow shutter and HDMI info display.
Images and movies are stored on Sony’s proprietary Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo flash cards or on Secure Digital cards. The latter include not only the higher-capacity SDHC and SDXC types, but also the higher-speed UHS-I compliant cards.
Connectivity features include Sony’s Multi Interface Hot Shoe, a 3.5mm external mic jack, a DC input terminal, a Micro (Type-D) HDMI port, and a Multi/Micro USB port which also supports a wired remote. There is however no built-in Wi-Fi, though Eye-Fi SD cards are supported.
Power is derived from a proprietary NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery pack, and a dedicated charger is included in the bundle. Battery life is CIPA-rated for 580 shots per charge using the LCD, and 540 shots per charge with the EVF
Sony Alpha a68 Specifications
|MSRP||€600 (body only), €700 (with 18-55mm lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||3:2 (4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000), 16:9 (6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688)|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|White balance presets||9|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Digital zoom||Yes (1.4x – 8x)|
|Number of focus points||79|
|Lens mount||Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.88× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Wireless, High Speed sync|
|Continuous drive||8.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 shots, low/high selectable)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p, 24p), 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S|
|Videography notes||Supports XAVC S with 50Mbps bit rate (30p, 24p)|
|Storage types||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or smartphone)|
|Battery description||NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||610 g (1.34 lb / 21.52 oz)|
|Dimensions||143 x 104 x 81 mm (5.63 x 4.09 x 3.19″)|
The auto-focusing capability of the Sony A68 is on par with that of the top-of-the-line A77 II camera, making it a great choice for anyone looking for an alternative to a DSLR in the mid-range price bracket. The 24.2 APS-C sensor also produces exceptionally high-quality images for the camera. Although the A68 applies some rather strong noise reduction to keep the files clean, as indicated by the considerably noisier RAW photos, noise doesn’t make an appearance until ISO 1600 for JPEGs, and even the fastest settings prove to be perfectly acceptable. Getting the most out of the A68 is made easier because to the plethora of creative effects that it offers, including HDR, Dynamic Range Optimisation, creative styles, image effects, and the tried-and-true sweep panorama mode.
When contrasted with the more costly A77 II model, the plastic-bodied A68 is obviously constructed to meet a more aggressive pricing target, with the low-resolution LCD screen being one of the primary sacrifices made in this regard. It does not feature a magnesium body, a burst mode that shoots at 12 frames per second, an LCD screen that can swivel in three different directions, a flash sync connector, or a vertical grip. However, if you do not want those capabilities and would rather pocket the relatively sizeable savings instead, the A68 is an excellent SLT camera that can be purchased for a price that is on par with its competitors.
- Image Stabilization
- Screen That Can Be Moved Around
- and Full HD video recording at 60 frames per second
- Putting a Focus on Face Detection
- 79 Key Considerations
- High Resolution Sensor with 24.0 Megapixels
- 8.0 frames per second shooting rate
- 25.600 Max ISO
- Electronic Viewfinder Constructed Internally
- 461k dots LCD Resolution
- Port for an External Microphone
- Long Shelf-Life of the Battery (510 shots)
- Sync Port for Flash
- AF Micro Adjustment (Fine Tune)
- Panorama Shooting
- LCD Monitor at the Top
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