Contrary to rumors about the abandonment of the system A, the Sony A68 camera shows, which uses a series of professional solutions borrowed from the body A77 II. Devices are equipped with the Sony 4D FOCUS, which (supposedly) provides excellent autofocus operation in all conditions – even when illuminance EV -2.
Sony 4D FOCUS
Promoted by Sony system is based on the detection phase and uses 79 measurement fields, including 15 cross-type sensors and a special point F2.8 to analyze low-light scenes. Their combination enables fast focusing in a wide area, which, combined with predictive focus allows to keep the focus on fast moving subjects – or so says the manufacturer, and we will be happy this thesis will verify how the camera will go into a manic editors. It is worth while to point out that the camera using permeable mirror technology, and enables continuous focus tracking when shooting – and the latter is recorded at up to 8 fps. / Sec.
The matrix 24 megapixels and videos in Full HD 50 Mb / s
ILCA-68 is based on an APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels (23.5 x 15.6 mm). This converter allows you to use the ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 25 600. The entire complement proprietary image processor Sony – BIONZ X. As the producer, detail reproduction technology, compensating diffraction and noise reduction zonal time after time to get flawless, detailed images. Time for the information, which will please people looking for equipment for filming – such as Sony befits the camera is great for this role prepared, offering the ability to record clips Full HD video at bit rates of 50 Mb / s to an efficient format XAVC Sv. Not without significance is also the aforementioned technology of permeable mirror (Translucent Mirror Technology), with which you can benefit from the continuous focus of moving objects.
Swing screen and the viewfinder OLED Tru-Finder
2.7-inch LCD screen (resolution of 460 800 points) is perhaps not large, but it offers something appreciated by anyone – whether amateur or professional: the mobile mounting, allowing deviation display with 135 ° up and 55 ° down . A small diagonal compensate for bright viewfinder OLED Tru-Finder (Resolution 1 440 000 points) with 100 percent frame coverage. To this Sony adds an extra screen, located on the top panel (used to quickly check the settings). On the back of the body has a solution known from other models in the series A7: The control wheel allows for quick selection of desired parameters. On the camera features 10 keys to which you can assign frequently used functions, and the front control dial. The robust handle ensures good balance even when working with heavy telephoto lenses.
Stabilization and union
Effect of camera shake that occur during handheld shooting compensates SteadyShot INSIDE – the manufacturer did not provide the estimated "efficiency" of the solution, but Sony has accustomed us to the fact that this area can offer a lot – A68 exception rather not be. The camera is equipped with a foot multi connector Interface and Multi Terminal. They allow you to connect a whole range of accessories sold separately: flash and video, microphones, remote controls, etc. Built-in flash has a guide number of 12 (at ISO 100, the angle of the flare adapted to the focal length 16 mm). And important information – a new body of Sony weighs about 610 g (690 g with battery and vehicle data).
Pricing and Availability
The new Sony A68 camera with the lens mount type A will be available from March 2016 priced around 600 Euros (without lens).
|α68 (ILCA-68) – Specifications|
|Attaching a lens||Fixing A|
|Image Sensor||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS Exmor|
|The number of pixels (effective)||About 24 megapixels|
|Movies||XAVC S format, compatibility with AVCHD 2.0, MP4|
|Holders of data||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (compatible with UHS-I) SDXC memory card (compatible with UHS-I) memory card microSD card microSDHC memory, memory card microSDXC|
|Focus areas||79 fields (including 15 cross-) F2.8 AF sensor|
|Sensitivity Range||From -2 EV to 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)|
|Exposure Control||Type of measurement|
|Sensitivity Range||Photos: ISO 100 – 25 600 (in 1/3 EV increments), Movies: equivalent to ISO 100 – 12 800 (1/3 EV)|
|Electronic first curtain mileage||Yes (on / off)|
|The movie mode (resolution / frame rate / bit rate)||XAVC S HD|
|AVCHD||1920 x 1080 24 Mb / s (FX), 17 Mb / s (FH) (60i / 50ivii) 1920 x 1080 24 Mb / s (FX), 17 Mb / s (FH) (24p / 25pvii)|
|MP4 Players||1440 x 1080 12 Mbits / sec, VGA 3 Mb / s|
|Total Points||1 440 000 points|
|Enlargement||About 0,88x (in terms of size 35 mm: about 0,57x), with 50 mm focal length and sharpness set at infinity, -1 m-1)|
|Total Points||460 800 points|
|Adjusting the angle||Up to about 135 ° above about 55 ° downwards|
|Sockets and links||Foot Multi Interface, Micro HDMI (Type D), Microphone jack (3.5 mm stereo mini jack) connector Multi Terminal / Micro USB, DC IN|
|Built-in flash||The guide number of 12 (m at ISO 100, the angle of the flare adapted to the focal length 16 mm)|
|Battery||Rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H|
|Weight||Approximately 610 g (body only) / about 690 g (with battery and media)|
|Dimensions (w. X h. X d., The standard of the Camera & Imaging Products Association)||About 142.6 × 104.2 × 80.9 mm|
|Operating temperature||0-40 ° C|