Sony has announced that Alpha A68 SLT camera will be making its way to the US in April 2016. It has been quite a long time since the US market saw an A-mount camera and we’ve wondered whether the A-mount system was dead.
When Sony announced the A68 for Europe last month, there was no mention of US availability, which helped fuel speculation of the Sony A-mount’s demise. With this announcement, however, Sony is again bringing hope that the A-mount system will live on and the A68 is a reasonably-spec’d camera (featuring Sony’s 4D AF system) at a reasonable price point.
Sony A68 Key Features
- 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- Translucent Mirror Technology
- SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization
- 2.7″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Screen
- 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder
- Full HD 1080p30 Video with XAVC S Format
- 79-Point Phase-Detection AF System
- ISO 25600 and Shooting Up to 8 fps
- Top Display Panel & Rear Control Wheel
The Sony A68 will retail for $599 for the body only and $699 when paired with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II kit lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony has announced that Alpha A68 SLT camera will be making its way to the US in April 2106??? typo with the 2106?
Eric Reagan says
Of course not! Clearly, we are just way ahead with this news… ;)
Thanks. My fingers do get slippery sometimes. I’ve corrected the date.
Sony has announced that Alpha A68 SLT camera will be making its way to the US in April 2106
Tex Bacalian says
By the year 2106, or 90 years from now, we would not need physical cameras. The development of photography is so fast that this devise we call camera would be a thing in the museum. By 2106, photographs would be captured by the human eye/s and stored in a device simply by touching a finger to the storage device.
By all probability, A68 will be arriving in the US by April 2016 on April Fools’ Day.