Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
abijake
 
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The A700 is superb in every respect. This is a solidly built professional tool. It is easy to use and is rugged. The image quality is outstanding and the menu is intuitive. Button lay outs take a little adaptation and I still need to look at times. The A700 will be with me for the next 10-20 years. The image quality on the A700 is significantly better than my now sold Sony R1. There is more detail in the images - as long as you buy good glass. I personally use only Sony G, new Sigma and ...

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glasshoper
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after 8 months of using the little brother A200 succumbed to the temptation and got the A700 also. Fantastic camera, totaly happy with the purchase! for 1000 USD there is no other camera to offer more for amateur and even (semi) pro. great low light capability after the last formware update - usable shots at ISO 3200, great at 800/1600. a hord of great quality minolta and carl zeiss autofocus lenses available to go with it - almost craving to get a second one, just in case as I don't want a ...

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dpwcom
 
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The A700 is a great camera if you use good lenses the pictures look great.I have won competitions with this camera and if you read the manual you will learn more about this black box. One thing I have never done is get caught up with the jewelry of photography; - do you use Pentax,Canon, Nikon etc NO CAMERA EVER TOOK A GREAT PICTURE YOU DO THAT so read the manual and you will, buy some good glass happy days well done Sony:) Problems: None if you read the manual:)

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dpwcom
 
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The A700 is a great camera if you use good lenses the pictures look great.I have won competitions with this camera and if you read the manual you will learn more about this black box. One thing I have never done is get caught up with the jewelry of photography; - do you use Pentax,Canon, Nikon etc NO CAMERA EVER TOOK A GREAT PICTURE YOU DO THAT so read the manual and you will, buy some good glass happy days well done Sony:) Problems: None if you read the manual:)

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JMCO
 
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Ignoring the "retail" price, this is an incredible camera. The more I use it the more I like it. I paid well below retail during the Best Buy closeout (which they have since reversed and are still selling it). At that low price, it is an even better deal. But, even if I had paid retail or say, a hundred or so below, I would still love it. The best deal seems to be the kit with the better lens. If I was buying now, I would go with that kit. I also have the vertical grip which has great ...

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CjMcDonald
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Great camera, the best Digital Alpha Mount camera ever made. Quick focus, Low noise. Worth Every Penny!! Problems: None to Date

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Fairlly new to digital SLR camera's (one year) and upgraded from Sony A-100 to A-700. Camera has excellent IQ, it's fast focusing, and 5fps are perfect for my needs. Settings are easy to do and very user friendly. Problems: My Minolta 35-75mm lens will occasonally not focus. The mount is much tighter than my old Maxxum or the A-100. I am told this is intentional to keep out moisture and dust. I got the camera on a Best Buy blowout sale for under $900.00 therefore the excellent Value for the ...

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dufferok
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I've been a long time Minolta user, starting with the HTSI+ film camera --> Minolta 5D --> Minolta 7D --> Minolta A700. The A700 AF is an improvement over the older Minolta models. The AF speed and accuracy is amazing and can make improve the performance of older lenses like the 70-200/2.8, 100-300/APO or 70-210/4. The A700 has slow and fast AF options. I use the slow AF indoors under low lighting conditions and achieve more accurate AF. The fast AF comes in handy for outdoor sporting events.

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Setev
 
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This is the nicest digital camera I have owned or used and the best DSLR I have owned or used. I chose this particular camera for many reasons listed as follows: Partly because I had read some excellent reviews from photographers who used it in real world situations (see LL) , partly because my tutor had one and said it was good (he uses other types normally), partly because I had seen a demo model in store and liked the ergonomics, partly because I had a set of KM lenses to use with it , and ...

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plesbit
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I noticed in a couple of previous reviews people posting asking questions and making comments who didn't even own this camera (like the person grumbling about Sony overpricing in Australia) and giving it a 3 star rating in all departments. It completely skewed the overall figures for the camera and makes a mockery of the rating system. I don't own the camera either (though I am saving hard) but thought I would post a "review" with maximum marks to try to offset the skewed results slightly. ...

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