The Sony Alpha a68 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens ILCA68K is an entry-level offering packed with top-of-the-line features usually seen in premium models. It has a 24.2 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor that provides excellent quality even at sensitivities up to ISO 25600. The camera supports full HD video recording at either 24 or 30 fps and includes SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization.
Optics and Focus
The a68 camera comes with the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II lens, which is a portable standard zoom lens. It provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27 to 82.5mm for excellent wide-angle to portrait length coverage. The lens integrates two aspherical and one extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and provide better image sharpness, clarity, and contrast. It also includes a refined rear lens element to minimize internal reflects and prevent ghosting. The lens has an integrated Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) system for precise and quiet autofocus capabilities. Complementing the SAM system of the lens is the camera’s 79-point autofocus system, which provides excellent autofocus performance even when lighting conditions are as dim as -2 EV. It has 15 cross-type points for better subject tracking and various autofocus modes to capture the perfect shot. The camera has a Translucent Mirror Technology that allows the mirror to direct light to the sensors continuously for better phase and contrast detection focusing. The SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system, which works with any mounted lens, helps to eliminate the appearance of blurring due to camera shake.
Sensor and Screen
A BIONZ X image processor and 24.2 MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor work in conjunction to deliver high-resolution images with minimal noise. A gap-less, on-chip lens design on the sensor allows it to fill the gaps between neighboring pixels and increase light gathering ability as well as edge-to-edge sharpness. The EVF of the camera is a 0.39-inch 1,440k-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder that provides complete frame coverage with a high eye point, broad viewing angle, and precise color representation. The a68 has a 2.7-inch 460.8k-dot LCD with a tilting design that is useful when working from high and low angles.
Image and Video
With a 24.2 MP sensor, the camera can click still images up to a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. It also supports full HD 1080p video recording at 24 and 30 fps. Full HD videos utilize the high-quality 50 Mbps XAVCS format while 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480 videos use the MP4 format.
The Sony Alpha a68 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens ILCA68K includes a multi-interface shoe that allows you to mount a range of accessories including external flashes, video lights, and external microphones. An Auto Object Framing mode automatically analyzes the scene and subject and determines an aesthetically pleasing composition. The camera also has an advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor to deliver consistent and accurate results.