Sony announced on Thursday the latest entry-level addition it its Alpha lineup, the A68 A-mount camera that comes with the buzzed-about 4D Focus technology.
The new Alpha A68 DSLR interchangeable lens camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C image-stabilized sensor with a wide ISO with the range of 100-25,000, and a new Bionz X imaging processor that uses diffraction-reducing technologies and noise reduction to produce finely detailed, crisp images.
Like the A77 II, the A68 features Sony's 4D Focus technology that allows users to shoot even in low-light settings. The 4D Focus provides fast and accurate tracking autofocus at 79 AF points, including 15 cross points to capture fast-moving subjects, and a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor made specifically for low-light scenarios, making it capable of shooting at 8 frames per second with a max shutter speed of 1/4000.
The camera can also capture videos in 1080p Full HD using XAVC Sv format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps. Sony's Translucent Mirror Technology allows the user to shoot continuously with the subject remaining in focus as they move throughout the frame.
The Alpha A68 has 10 customizable buttons so that the user can assign their most frequently used functions, and a SteadyShot Inside feature that reduces image blur when your hands shake when holding the camera.
The camera features a 2.7-inch LCD screen on its backside, complete with a hinge that allows it to tilt 135 degrees upward and 55 degrees downward, with 460,800 dots of resolution. The viewfinder features Sony's OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder with a 1.44 million dots to help with manual focusing.
The A68 is compatible with all 34 lenses that are offered in the A-mount line. The new entry-level A-mount camera won't be released until March 2016, and will retail at approximately $650 for just the body.