Contrary to initial reports, Sony a68 cameras will be available in United States and Canada when the begin shipping Spring 2016.
Sony a68 is designed to fit in the gap between pros and hobbyists, utilizes 79 autofocus points – the most AF points on any interchangeable lens camera with a dedicated phase-detection AF sensor. It includes 15 cross points as well as a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes. This all adds up to extremely fast, wide area AF with predictive tracking that locks faithfully onto fast-moving subjects. Additionally, the camera utilizes Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology to deliver constant AF tracking at up to 8 fps.
The camera features a 24 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with a wide ISO 100 – 25,600 sensitivity range, allowing it to produce outstanding image quality for both still images and video. The sensor is teamed with a powerful BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction.
Full HD movie recording in XAVC S format enables high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. With Translucent Mirror Technology, shooters can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus with accurate subject tracking during video shooting, producing crisp, professional looking footage. With a powerful array of advanced controls and capabilities, Sony a68 has plenty to offer experienced amateurs as well as step-up photographers and first time interchangeable lens camera customers.