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Sony Alpha A700 digital camera
Alpha A700
at a glance
4288 x 2856
3.0" lcd screen
CF I/II, MS (Pro) Duo
NP-FM500H Lithium-ion
Sony Alpha A700 review summary
camera date Oct 07  
pixels / class 13.0M  SLR digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  16 reviews
image quality very good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features above average digital features rating  no live view
photogr. ctrls very good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Sony Alpha A700 specifications
lens / zoom  Sony Alpha, Minolta A
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  40 segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, color temperature, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s - 1/8000s, B
exposure  +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3 EV or 0.5 EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up - 3 modes, slow sync, red eye reduction / GN 12 (iso 100, meters)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  100 - 3200 (6400)
image size  4288x2856 / 4272x2848 / 3104x2064 / 2128x1424
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine, standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2 (hi-speed) / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  CF I/II, MS Duo / MS Pro Duo and MS Pro HG
extra features  CMOS sensor 23.5mm x 15.6mm
sensor  image stabilization
sensor dust removal
histogram display
PictBridge compliant
Sony Alpha A700 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
16Feb09 Sony Alpha A700 review update at dpreview
29May08 Sony Alpha A700 review at
26Feb08 Sony Alpha A700 review at Quesabesde (es)
17Jan08 Sony Alpha A700 review at PhoyographyBLOG
02Dec07 Sony Alpha A700 preview at DCResource
14Nov07 Sony Alpha A700 review at
14Nov07 Sony Alpha A700 review at Megapixel (fr)
09Nov07 Sony Alpha A700 review at TrustedReviews
10Oct07 Sony Alpha A700 review at Steves-digicams
Introductions, previews and other reviews
18Aug09 The DSLR group test reviews at ePHOTOzine
08Feb08 Sony Alpha A700 review at PhotoWorld (de)
31Dec07 Sony Alpha A700 review at digitalkamera (de)
05Dec07 Sony Alpha A700 field report at Luminous-landscape
07Nov07 Sony Alpha A700 review at CameraLabs
20Sep07 Sony Alpha A700 preview at Imaging-resource
09Sep07 Sony Alpha A700 DSLR hands at DP-Now
News, guides, hints & tips
19Sep08 Sony A700 dSLR firmware update version 4
09Sep07 Sony UK introduces the Sony A700 (at photo-i)
06Sep07 Sony Alpha A700 dSLR press release
Forum discussions Sony Talk Forum  Sony Forum Sony Forum
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Sony Alpha A700 announcement clippings

Sony is expanding its a (Alpha) digital SLR system with the introduction of the DSLR-A700 camera, which is aimed at photo enthusiasts or serious photo hobbyists.

The new model features advanced imaging technologies and ultra-responsive operation, as well as a lightweight, dust- and moisture-resistant, magnesium alloy construction common to enthusiast-class DSLR cameras.

A newly developed, auto-focus system features 11 wide-area sensors, including a center dual cross sensor comprised of two horizontal and two vertical line sensors for exceptional AF precision.  An F2.8 line sensor leverages the brightness of fast aperture lenses for even greater precision.  

The large, bright, viewfinder uses a precision-ground optical glass pentaprism and a high refractive index eyepiece lens to provide 0.9x viewfinder magnification and 95 percent frame coverage.   Manual focusing is aided by an interchangeable spherical acute matte focusing screen.

Like Sony's mainstream DSLR-A100 model, the new A700 unit incorporates Super SteadyShot® Inside image stabilization in the camera body and is compatible with most Minolta Maxxum® mount lenses in addition to Sony lenses.

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