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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Sony a68 A-mount Camera Shipping With 4D FOCUS


The new a68 (ILCA-68)camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover more creative opportunities with their collection of A-mount lenses.

Inheriting many pro-style features from the a77 II, the new a68 features Sony?s 4D FOCUS system designed to deliver great AF performance under any shooting conditions - even in lighting as low as EV-2.

This phase detection system uses no less than 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points, plus a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes. It all adds up to fast, wide area AF with predictive tracking that locks onto fast-moving subjects. And thanks to Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology, the a68 delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting.

Whether you're shooting stills or movies, image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600iv 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 detailed shots.

Full HD movies use the XAVC Sv format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps. And thanks to Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology, you can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus that tracks moving subjects, whichever format you choose to record in.

The camera is equipped with an OLED Tru-Finder with a 100% frame coverage. 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. The backlit top display allows quick confirmation of camera settings, whether you're shooting handheld or on a tripod.

As found on the a7 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 grip.

The a68 A-mount interchangeable lens camera from Sony will be from March 2016 for approximately €600 body only or €700 with DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens.

Lens mount A-mount
Image sensor APS-C (23.5 x15.6 mm)Exmor CMOS image sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 24 megapixels
Recording format Still JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant),
RAW(Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movies XAVC S format /AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant/MP4
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card(UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card(UHS-I compliant, microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
Focus system Type Phase detection AF
Focus point 79 points (including 15 cross points), F2.8 AF sensor point
Sensitivity range EV-2 - 18(at ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure control Metering type 1200 zone-equivalent metering
Sensitivity Range Still Images: ISO 100 - 25600 (1/3 EV steps) Movies: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent (1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Shutter Speed Still images:1/4000 to 30sec, Bulb, Movies:1/4000-1/4sec
Electronic front curtain shutter Yes(On/Off)
SteadyShot INSIDE (image stabilisation) Type Still: Image Sensor-Shift mechanism Movie: Electronic
Drive Continuous shooting speed Continuous Advance Priority AE: Max. 8fps, Continuous shooting Hi: Max. 5fps, Continuous shooting Lo: Max. 2.5fps
Movie Mode
(Resolution/
Frame Rate/
Bit Rate)
XAVC S HD 1920 x 1080 50Mbps (30p/25p[vii], 24p)
AVCHD 1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH) (60i/50ivii)
1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH) (24p/25pvii)
MP4 1440 x 108012Mbps , VGA3Mbps
Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder (OLED Tru-Finder)
Total number of dots 1,440,000 dots
Field coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.88x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.57x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1
LCD screen Type 2.7" type TFT LCD
Total number of dots 460,800 dots
Adjustable angle Up approx. 135 degrees, down approx. 55 degrees
Audio Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Interface Multi Interface Shoe, HDMImicro connector (Type-D),Microphone terminal (3.5mmStereo minijack), Multi/Micro USB Terminal, DC-IN Terminal
Built-in Flash GN12 (ISO100, m, Flash angle 16mm)
Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H
Weight Approx.610g (Body Only) / Approx.690g (With battery and media)
Dimensions (W x H x D, CIPA compliant) Approx. 142.6 ? 104.2 ? 80.9 mm
Operating temperature 0-40C




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