Sony α 68 + 18-55mm

MPN: ILCA68K.CEC  |  EAN: 4548736032279  |  Model: α 68 + 18-55mm

Price Information

488.00

as at 26 Apr 19 | 6:30 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony α 68 + 18-55mm - ILCA68K.CEC Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
High FPS Videos
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Astronomy Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Outstanding
Events Photography
Outstanding
Sports Photography
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding
Camera Body with Lens
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Sony α 68 + 18-55mm will satisfy your needs.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the α 68 + 18-55mm is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 79  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the α 68 + 18-55mm does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!

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Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony α 68 + 18-55mm is a great companion to have.

High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm image sensor it houses. 

Photo Scenarios

Whether its a simple photo of a star constellation or advanced shot of planet trails, you'll need a camera that supports a RAW file setting and the ability change lens to suit you situation. Fortunately, the Sony α 68 + 18-55mm actually has both capabilities.

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony α 68 + 18-55mm makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Sony α 68 + 18-55mm comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 23.5 x 15.6 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony α 68 + 18-55mm, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Sony, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the α 68 + 18-55mm is a breeze.

When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Style

Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the α 68 + 18-55mm showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the α 68 + 18-55mm fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony α 68 + 18-55mm - ILCA68K.CEC Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type DSLR
Product Colour Black
Camera
Anti-dust Function Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5-5.6
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Eye Relief 26.5 mm
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Twilight Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Hi-speed sync, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 79
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 25
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 12800, 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Correction ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light 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
Light Metering Multi-segment, Spot, Center weighted
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 s
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Shutter Speed (photo) 30 - 1/4000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AC-3, LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Port - Size 3.5
Lens System
Digital Zoom 8 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 27 - 82.5 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 18 - 55 mm
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony A
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 8/7
Maximum Aperture Number 5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 82.5 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 27 mm
Number Of Diaphragm Blades 7
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 2.7 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 460800 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.88 x
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.39 "
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Megapixel 24.2 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 24.8 MP
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source Type Battery
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Cables Included AC
Certificates
Certification CE
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 82.8 mm
Height 104.2 mm
Weight 610 g
Weight (including Battery) 675 g
Width 142.6 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 6000 x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1, 856, 3872 x 2160, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160
Memory
Memory Slots 1