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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: A700
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1500.00
Street Price: $98.46
Date Available: 2007-10-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 24.3 oz (690 g)
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(142 x 105 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.55 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
4272 x 2400 (10.3 MP, Other),
3104 x 2064 (6.4 MP, 3:2),
3104 x 1744 (5.4 MP, Other),
2128 x 1424 (3.0 MP, Other),
2128 x 1200 (2.6 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens Thread: 55mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.88x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 55mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-area TTL phase detection; 10 line type sensors, center is twin-cross type; with eye-start AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 95%, 0.9x, 25mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; boost to 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature from 2,500K to 9,900K, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Automatic, Fill, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Manual
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC-sync
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive
Dual Card Slots: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, cRAW, RAW+JPEG; (ARW 2.0)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Wireless RMT-DSLR1 included
Connections (extended): DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.480
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.410
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.400
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 4.910
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 13
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.180
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.200
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.180
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.216
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.075
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.220
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.600
Shutdown Time: 1.700
Play -> Record Time: 0.600
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.900
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 10,726.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 650
Software
Included Software: Image Data Converter SR ver.2.0, Image Data Lightbox SR ver.1.0, Remote Camera Control ver.1.0 (all Windows & Macintosh), Picture Motion Browser Ver.2.1.02 (Windows only).
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000Pro/XP/Vista; Mac OS X (v 10.1.3+)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization; Anti-Dust Technology; Bionz™ Image Processor; Eye-Start® Autofocus System; Rugged Magnesium Alloy Body

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