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Sony Alpha A700 DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Alpha A700 is a Advanced DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Sony A lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Alpha A700 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 30s. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 4h 30m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Alpha A700

The Sony Alpha A700 features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sony Alpha A700 is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.90X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.57X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha A700
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS *On-chip A/D conversion & Noise-Reduction. Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 *Expanded range: 100-6400 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s, bulb up to 4h 30m
Lens MountSony A MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *Ultra-sensitive center dual-cross point. Eye-Start sensor can prime AF.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.90X - 95% Coverage *Camera shake indicator, 5 steps.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes7Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Action, Sunset, Night
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 6 steps
Continuous Drive 5 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 18 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Auto MLU on 2s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash YesFlash-sync limited to 1/200s with stabilization on. (GN 12) Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 650 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2007-09-07, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 142 x 105 x 80mm (W x H x D) Weight 768g

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Sony A700 Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-6400
Sony A Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsCompact Flash
Memory Stick Duo
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