Product Press Releases

11 April 2016
Sony brings in precision with the A68 A-mount camera featuring 4D focus

Uncompromising features and performance for demanding amateur photographers

  • 4D FOCUS for fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points
  • Translucent Mirror Technology™ delivering constant AF tracking at up to 8fpsi continuous shooting
  • 24MPii APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600iii  sensitivity range
  • Capture high- quality images with BIONZ X™ image processing engine
  • Precise OLED Tru-Finder™, tiltable LCD monitor, top display panel and custom controls
  • SteadyShot™ INSIDE compatible with all 34 A-mount lenses
  • Full HD video with high bit-rate 50Mbps XAVC Siv format
  • Special colour option for Wedding with creative style
  • Wide Focal-length coverage 18-135mm Zoom Lens kit

Delhi, 11th April, 2016 – Sony India takes its commitment of nurturing talent and redefining imaging industry with the innovative A68 (ILCA-68). This provides an opportunity for enthusiastic photographers to discover more creative avenues with Sony’s collection of A-mount lenses.

The A68 inherits many pro-style features from the much acclaimed A77M2 and features Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system delivering extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions ranging from lighting as low as EV-2 , an area where other cameras struggle.

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 faithfully onto fast-moving subjects. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the A68 delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fpsii continuous shooting.

Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MPiii 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 pristine, finely detailed shots every time.

Full HD movies use the efficient XAVC Sv format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, you can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus that effortlessly tracks moving subjects for crisp, professional looking footage, whichever format you choose to record in.

With a powerful array of creative features to explore, the A68 has plenty to offer experienced amateurs as well as step-up photographers and newcomers to interchangeable lens cameras.
Framing stills and movies is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder. 100% frame coverage ensures you see exactly what you’re shooting, with high contrast and faithful colour reproduction helping you focus manually with absolute confidence.

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. Serious photo enthusiasts will also value the backlit top display that allows quick confirmation of camera settings, whether you’re shooting handheld or on a tripod.

As found on the critically praised A7-series, there’s a control wheel on the camera’s rear that allows quick fingertip adjustment of camera settings. In addition, 10 customisable buttonsv can be assigned for instant access to frequently-used functions. There is a front control dial for quick adjustments of settings and a sturdy grip to ensure that you are balanced, even when using heavyweight prime or telephoto lenses.

SteadyShot INSIDE reduces the effects of camera shake for blur-free handheld shooting – at all focal lengths and with any compatible lens.

Special colour tune-up for Wedding shooting is applied to A68. You can choose these colour options from creative style (Portrait / Vivid). This function enables you shooting Wedding with attractive colour even JPEG mode.

18-135mm Wide Focal-length coverage Zoom Lens (SAL18135) bundle kit for Wedding. Multi coverage lens will support you to cover from Wide-Angle to Tele-Zoom during shooting without changing lens frequently.

The inclusion of a Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal lets you expand creative options further with a wide range of optional accessories, including flashes, lights, microphones and remote commanders.

The newly launched product will be available at all Sony Center, Alpha flagship stores and major electronic stores across India.

Product and Availability

Product

Price

Availability

ILCA-68/BQ IN5 (Body only)

Rs. 55,990/-

Available

ILCA-68K/BQ IN5 (with SAL1855)

Rs.59,990/-

Available

ILCA-68M/BQ IN5 (SAL18135)

Rs. 85,990/-

Available

α68 (ILCA-68) technical specifications

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/25pvii, 24p)

AVCHD

1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH)  (60i/50)
1920 x 1080 24Mbps(FX), 17Mbps(FH)  (24p/25pvi)

MP4

1440 x 1080 12Mbps , VGA 3Mbps

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, HDMI micro connector (Type-D),
Microphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo 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

0-40°C


i In Tele-Zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE
iii Approximate effective megapixels
iii Still Images: ISO 100 – 25600, Movies: ISO100 - 12800 equivalent
iV A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format
v Total 10 customisable buttons including two dedicated custom buttons + 8 assignable buttons
vi NTSC / PAL
   
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