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Sony Alpha SLT-A68 Hands-On Preview

We have a hands-on look at the new Sony Alpha A68 the affordable entry to mid range Digital SLR.

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Sony Alpha SLT-A68 Hands-On Preview: Sony Alpha A68 (7)

The Sony Alpha A68 is the new entry-level to mid-range Sony SLT Digital SLR, with electronic viewfinder, and offers some high end features considering the price, including a top LCD with illumination, 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking, 79 AF points, and a microphone socket for video recording. The camera is available for around £480.

Update: Read our full Sony Alpha A68 Review.

Sony Alpha A68 Key Features

  • 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • SteadyShot Inside (sensor based image stabilisation)
  • EVF: 1.44million dots
  • 2.7inch tilting screen
  • 8fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
  • 79 AF points, 15 cross-type, -2EV focus
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • FullHD video recording (50Mbps)

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Sony Alpha SLT-A68 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Update: Read our full Sony Alpha A68 Review.

Sony Alpha SLT-A68 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
Pixels24.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.7in
Screen resolution460,800 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder
Magnification0.57x
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA rating)580shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery charger, rechargeable battery pack, USB cable, CD-ROM, shoulder strap, standard zoom lens. 94 page printed manual.
Dimensions
Weight675g
Width142.6mm
Height104.2mm
Depth82.8mm

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dannyr Avatar
dannyr 14 49 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2016 1:36PM
Seriously I had no idea Sony still made SLR!
I thought they had completely abandoned it!
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