Sony Announces A68-SLR with 79 focus points




Sony has announced a new SLT cameras with lens mount for A lenses. The A68 will like the A77 II a 24.3-megapixel sensor with autofocus 79 points. However, the case is more compact than the top model. From March 2016 the camera is on sale for 600 euros.

The new Sony SLT-A68 can be seen as the smaller and cheaper brother of the SLT-A77 II who in 2014 Sony introduced. It is the direct successor of the SLT-A65. Compared to its predecessor remains stabilized aps-c sensor retaining 24.3 megapixel. The chip can be set from 100 to 25,600 ISO. Photography can be at a maximum speed of 8fps, filming is possible in 1080p resolution with 30, 25 or 24fps at a maximum bitrate of 50Mbit / s. Like the other SLT cameras, the A68 has a stabilized sensor. The stabilization can be used both during filming and when shooting.

Like the more expensive A77 II receives the SLT-A68 autofocus system with 79 phase detection focusing points and it is possible to focus on light values ​​of EV-2. Fifteen central focus points are extra sensitive junctions. The SLT-68 is an SLR with a semi-transparent mirror. As a result, the mirror does not have to be folded up to create a picture. Also, there is no optical, but an electronic viewfinder in the camera. It is an OLED viewfinder with 1.44 million pixels, or a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. The 2.7 “screen on the back of the casing is tilted and has a resolution of 480×320 pixels. On top of the device is a monochrome LCD present which shows the main settings.

Sony shows the housing of the SLT-A68 same scrollwheel as also used on the A7 devices. There are ten customizable function buttons available. Without lens, but with battery and memory card, the camera weighs 690 grams. Sony brings the A68 directly on the market in March 2016 should be the device in stores. The loose body will retail for 600 euros, a kit with 18-55mm lens will cost 700 euros.


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