Sony Unveils Entry-Level 24MP Alpha A68 DSLR with 79 AF Points

Posted by at 11:47 am on November 5, 2015

Alpha A68 DSLR

Sony has introduced a new Alpha DSLR camera aimed at the entry-level market, one that is said to have inherited many of the features from the Alpha A77 II. The Alpha A68 houses a 24-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor backed by a 4D Focus phase detection system employing 79 autofocus points, 15 cross points, a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dark scenes, and translucent mirror technology to give it constant AF tracking while shooting at 8fps.

Offering an ISO range of 100 to 25,600, the A-mount camera uses a Bionz X image processor, capable of using detail reproduction, diffraction reduction, and area-specific noise reduction technologies to a shot, according to Sony Alpha Rumors. On the video side, it can record full HD movies at 30fps using the XAVC Sv format, with high bit rate recordings at up to 50Mbps, with the translucent mirror also providing continuous autofocus while recording.

 

Alpha A68 DSLR 2

On the back is a 1.44M-dot OLED Tru-Finder that provides 100 percent frame coverage, accompanied by a 460K-dot 2.7-inch LCD monitor, tiltable by up to 135 degrees up or 55 degrees down. Just like the A7 series, it has a control wheel on the rear for quick settings adjustment, with ten customizable buttons and a front control dial also available to use.

Shipping in March next year for Europe, the Alpha A68 will cost €600 ($650) for the body alone, or €700 ($760) with a DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens. A US release of the camera has yet to be confirmed, but is highly likely.

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