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Today, Sony Europe unveiled a new Alpha-Mount interchangeable lens digital camera, almost 18 months after the last one. This gap, combined with the immense success of their E-Mount mirrorless cameras, caused many to speculate that Sony would discontinue with Alpha mount.

Sony Alpha A68

The new Sony A68 is an advanced ILC which uses a translucent mirror to simultaneously capture images from its 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor and perform Phase-Detect autofocus with a dedicated 79-point sensor, including 15 cross-type points sensitive to -2 EV. A true Live-View is read from the sensor and displayed on a built-in 0.39″ EVF with 1.4 megapixels, 100% coverage, 0.57X magnification and an Eye-Start sensor or a 2.7″ tilting LCD with 460K pixels.

This camera offers much of the same feature set as the professional Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II except for weather-sealing which slots the A68 directly below. The A68 body still features dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and top status LCD plus 8 configurable function buttons. It is compatible with all Alpha-Mount lenses and incorporates a built-in sensor-shift image-stabilization system. The strengths of the SLT system are all kept with an 8 FPS continuous drive with continuous autofocus and full 1080p HD video capture, also with continuous Phase-Detect AF.

The Sony A68 is expected in Europe around March 2016. No word on availability elsewhere was given yet.

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The Nikon Coolpix P900 is the ultra-zooms champion thanks to a stellar 83X optical zoom which covers a unprecedented 24-2000mm focal-range. This prosumer digital camera is packed with features and controls, to a point that is can easily be confused for an entry-level DSLR, yet there is no lens for such a camera to reach 2000mm!

Nikon Coolpix P900 Review

Nikon Coolpix P900

Neocamera just published an in-depth review for this advanced digital camera. All its important and distinct features are explained, as are ergonomics, image-quality and performance. Find out exactly what quality in print-sizes are possible throughout the ISO range of the P900 by reading its review here.

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Neocamera just published an in-depth comparison of all current cropped-sensor weather-sealed mirrorless cameras. This feature article takes a close look at the features, image-quality and performance of these mostly professional offerings. It breaks down and analyses differences between these models to help choosing between them.

Take a look at how the Fuji X-T1, X-T1 Graphite, Nikon 1 AW1, Olympus OM-D E-M1, E-M5 Mark II, Panasonic GH4 and GX8 compare and offer alternatives to weather-sealed DSLRs: Weatherproof Mirrorless Cameras Compared.

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Recently, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 became the flagship mirrorless of its manufacturer. It introduces a new 20 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor with 4K Ultra-HD video output and full-resolution 8 FPS continuous drive. A new hybrid shutter lets it capture images from 1/16000s to 60s, plus Bulb exposures up to 30 minutes, all in an revised body which is now fully weather-sealed.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 exceeds the huge feature-set of its predecessor, offering an incredible number of capabilities in an ergonomic body with plenty of external controls, including 8 customizable function buttons. Every type of manual control is there, plus highly tunable image-processing parameters and tons of drive modes, including Time Lapse and Stop Motion.

Read our in-depth Panasonic GX8 review to learn how it delivers on image-quality and performance.

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Sony just took the wraps off their new A7S II which is certain to be the most capable low-light digital camera. With a 12 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor has the largest pixels among current digital camera which gives it a native ISO 100 – 102400 range, expandable to ISO 50 – 409600, just as its predecessor. This time though, Sony added a 5-axis built-in image-stabilization which is usable with any lens, including ultra-bright primes.

Sony A7S II

The Sony Alpha A7S II is heavily optimized for video. Its 12 MP sensor gives it the capability to output 4K Ultra-HD video without resampling. The new sensor also adds built-in Phase-Detect AF with 160 points, allowing it to focus directly without back-and-forth movements needed by Contrast-Detect AF.

With a new faster and more powerful processor, the A7S II can record 4K at 30 FPS internally or full 1080p HD video at speedy 120 FPS. There is provision for an audio input and clean 4K Ultra-HD output on the HDMI port.

Photographers will be pleased by the new 2.4 megapixels 0.5″ EVF with 100% coverage and now 0.78X magnification, matching the one on its higher-resolution sibling, the 42 megapixels Sony Alpha A7R II.

The Sony Alpha A7S II is scheduled to be available next month for $2999 USD. Pre-order options will be added on itsspecification page as they become available.

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