Sony A700 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
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 (Metal)
Weight: 24.3 oz (690 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(142 x 105 x 80 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
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) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount 
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 
Face Detection:  
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 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x
Exposure
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 AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse: No 
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Automatic, Fill, Red-eye reduction, Rear sync, Slow sync, Manual 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe, PC-sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wireless RMT-DSLR1 included 
Other Connection: DC input, Multi-connector, Sync termimal, Remote terminal, HDMI Type-C minijack 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 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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