One of the advantages that DSLR cameras have over most point and shoots and our phones is its sensor. Because of the larger sensor, DSLR cameras can take in more details as well as offer up a wider range of depth of field, allowing photographers to capture images with a lot of “bokeh”.
Now if you’re after a DSLR camera but don’t want to break the bank, Sony has just announced the Sony A68. This is an entry-level DSLR camera that for the most part, should be good enough to get the job done, especially if you’re new to the field or just want a camera to take photos as a hobby.
So what can we expect from the A68? The camera will come with a 24MP APS-C sensor. It also uses a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder that provides 100% coverage along with “faithful color reproduction”, which we guess you will have to judge for yourself. Sony is also introducing a feature called 4D Focus.
This is basically a 79-point phase-detection AF system that can even continuously up to 8fps, even in low-light situations. The camera comes with a 2.7-inch TFT LCD display that can be tilted 135-degrees up, and 55-degrees down. It also features an ISO range of 100-25,600 along with the ability to record 1080p Full HD video.
The camera will play nicely with Sony’s A-mount series of lenses and will be priced at €600 body only or €700 with DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens and will be available from March 2016 onwards.