Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Macro99
 
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This is the best camera Sony has ever produced in my opinion from a value-for-your-dollar standpoint. A very capable, reasonably well-built camera with excellent ergonomics. It produces crisp, well-exposed images in most lighting conditions. Sony's full frame SLRs (850/900), while very good, are very overpriced considering: 1. the slow continuous drive speeds. 2. low light performance/jpeg NR artifacts. Sony's SLTs are fast but I'm not a fan of electronic viewfinders at all. I would have ...

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Nagaria
 
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I think the triumph of the APS-C (sensor) DSLR has passed, then I declare that the crop factor sensor DSLR is outdated.

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arigato_12
 
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I've been working with Minolta gear for ages, some of my best pictures were made with the Dynax 7 film camera and their Rokkor lenses. It was quite a bit disappointing to wait so long before a Minolta DSLR came around...A large assignment forced me to change to Nikon.. but I still have and use my Minolta goods. When Sony took over from Minolta.. it was just a matter of time before we would see and enjoy the digital know how of Sony in a DSLR. So, I acquired an A700.. to use my large set of ...

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Maxfar
 
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I have a lot of top Minolta lenses and this camera takes the best out of them. Exceptional ergonomy, top image quality are the plus points of this camera. Of course it needs firmware update to v.4 It is a fast camera, even it doesn't sport the same ultra-fast Multicam AF module in my opinion it is far better precise. The AF illuminator (red) is light years behind competition and it allows AF to perform great in low light. Also noise at high iso level is a non-problem as soon as you will ...

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psdigital
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This is one of the best cameras out there. I was going to buy a Canon 7D but when I tested them, the Sony won hands down! It is so easy to use and has all of the features you need to take professional pictures. Having easy menus makes a real difference when you are out there working under pressure. The anti-shake being built into the camera makes a world of difference. The others charge extra for this feature to be put into the lens. With the a700, all lenses are stabilized. The color this ...

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Ozzyramjet
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Sony to Canon, boy did I make a mistake!!! My wife started a Canvas printing business and bought two Epson printers, 9880 & a 7880. We bought a camera for people who wanted us to take their portraits and I chose the Sony A700 with a 24-70mm F.2.8 Zeiss. Everybody I knew said I was made and that Sony was crap. After 2 years with the Sony, I finally switched to a Canon 7D with a 24-70mm L lens. READ THIS: the build quality of the Canon is rubbish! the Build Quality of the lens is rubbish and I ...

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luci t
 
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very good camera.strong construction,built like a tank.best camera in this price category. i have a a700 from 1 year,and i using it indoor(wedding,sport etc) and outdoor(landscape,wildlife).SSS in camera is very useful. i have almost only pro opinion about this camera. cons opinion:loud shooter :noisy over 1000 iso :no live histogram. Overall is a very good camera

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Ian M.B.
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I am a professional photographer and after many years of reading user reviews on DP Review, this is the first time I have ever contributed, and would like to share my experiences of using the Sony Alpha 700. I had one of the first A700s to arrive in Australia and was using it for commercial, architectural jobs, events and weddings before it was released and couldn't believe how good it was when using the Zeiss lenses, particularly the skin tones. . they are amazing, better than my previous D ...

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For pirinchov: I can not give this camera only 1 star to compensate your rating because I had it in hand an a friend uses it. Its a good cam. I do not understand, why you give ALL other brands a bad rating. Are you frustrated or paid by Sony?

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tleveque
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Even if it a 2 years old camera, I still cannot find a better one! The handling is just fantastic. Feels like a tank!

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