There was one who was taken for dead, but the series of Sony Alpha cameras with port A (first SLR, now SLT), instead takes the hit and presents, after so long a new model, the Sony a68, a strong system focus ‘4D fOCUS’ with 79 points, five of which are cross and some interesting technologies derived from the Sony a77 II.
The machine has a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor (6000 × 4000) for APS-C format, the image processor BIONZ X (the sensitivity range: ISO 100 to 25,600) and Sony Translucent Mirror Technology: there is the classic mirror SLR replaced by a translucent mirror and there is an electronic viewfinder instead of the pentaprism.
The particular focus system is particularly effective in the pursuit of the subject. Sony a68 can shoot bursts at the maximum speed of 8 frames per second and AF tracking. The autofocus promises great results even in low-light shots. Its sensitivity reaches up to -2 EV.
The a68 measure 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9 mm. It weighs 675 grams with the battery and the memory card inserted.
On the back a 2.7-inch LCD display, adjustable, with a resolution of 460 points email. The OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 1.4 million points.
Against the risk of blur in images there is the built-in SteadyShot stabilization system, so effective with all lenses mounted on the machine.
Other features of the new Sony Alpha, the multifunctional slide that supports flash, optional microphones and other accessories.
Autonomy declared is about 580 shots per charge.
Compared to Sony a77 II, upper machine therefore also more expensive, they lack the “tropicalization” (weather protection) and the rear joystick (there is a more conventional click wheel). The speed of continuous a77 II is superior mode (12 frames per second) but, in short, even 8fps should satisfy almost everyone.
E ‘can record full HD video at 50Mbps in XAVC format.
The price of the Sony a68, for the camera body only, is 600 Euros. Also available in the kit with the standard zoom Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II, at a price of 700 Euros. First deliveries in March 2016