Sony A68 Review

May 10, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |


Size & Weight

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


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


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
Anti-Dust System


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
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

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

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


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

LCD Screen

Screen Type
2.7" 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 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 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 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec 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
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 580 shots


Body Material


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