Mark Peters : November 7th 2015 - 07:45 CET
|Sony Alpha A68
Sony Alpha 68 camera with A-mount and 4D Focus : Uncompromising features and performance for demanding amateur photographers! Sony recently introduces the A68 interchangeable lens camera. The Alpha 68 (Model: Sony ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses. Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed A77 II, the new A68 features Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system that delivers extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions - even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle. This phase detection system uses 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points, plus a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes.|
Sony Alpha A68
It all adds up to fast, wide area AF with predictive tracking that locks faithfully onto fast-moving subjects. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the Sony A68 delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24 megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. It’s teamed with Sony’s speedy BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction for pristine, finely detailed shots every time. Full HD movies use the efficient XAVC S format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, you can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus that effortlessly tracks moving subjects for crisp, professional looking footage, whichever format you choose to record in.
OLED Tru-Finder and 2.7-inch LCD monitor
Framing stills and movies is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder. 100% frame coverage ensures you see exactly what you’re shooting, with high contrast and faithful colour reproduction helping you focus manually with absolute confidence. Complementing the Tru-Finder, the 2.7-type LCD monitor tilts up to 135 degrees upwards or 55 degrees downwards for comfortable composition from a wide variety of shooting angles. Serious photo enthusiasts will also value the backlit top display that allows quick confirmation of camera settings, whether you’re shooting handheld or on a tripod. With a powerful array of creative features to explore, the Sony A68 has plenty to offer experienced amateurs as well as step-up photographers and newcomers to interchangeable lens cameras.
Sony Alpha accessories
The inclusion of a Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal lets you expand creative options further with a wide range of optional accessories, including flashes, lights, microphones and remote commanders. As found on the critically praised Alpha 7 series, there’s a control wheel on the camera’s rear that allows quick fingertip adjustment of camera settings. In addition, 10 customisable buttons can be assigned for instant access to frequently-used functions. There is a front control dial for quick adjustments of settings and a sturdy grip to ensure that you are balanced, even when using heavyweight prime or telephoto lenses. Steady Shot Inside reduces the effects of camera shake for blur-free handheld shooting - at all focal lengths and with any compatible lens.
Sony Alpha A68 features
• 24 megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor
• AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting
• 4D FOCUS technology with 79 AF points
• Full HD video / 50Mbps XAVC S format
• Wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range
• Translucent Mirror Technology
• BIONZ X image processing
• A-mount camera body
• 2.1-inch LCD monitor
• Extra top display panel
• Steady Shot Inside
• OLED Tru-Finder
Sony A68 review & price info
The Sony Alpha A68 price (body only) is set at €600 including V.A.T. The kit version bundled with Sony DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens will retail for €700 including V.A.T. Prices may vary from country to country. The interchangeable lens camera will be available in March 2016. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this camera to the test and publish a Sony A68 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos.