Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
moire
 
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I love this camera, easy to use and intuitive at all levels! Fast, responsive, good ergonomics everything that you wish from a high end amateur camera. Only 4.5 for IQ although its excellent for 12Mp , I wish it would have sticked with 10MP on APS-c. I don't have use for bigger images

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jim park
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This is my third DSLR after Nikon D1X and D40x. I tried my friends Canon (400D, 20D, 5D) before deciding against them and jump ship to Sony. Images straight out of the a700 shows very accurate color rendition with good tonal range. I really like all the buttons on the body so that you don't have to dig through the menu system. Camera is pretty fast and battery life seems to be good. Please buy vertical grip, it is a must on a700 - match made in haven. I had little bit of back focussing issue, ...

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dwwignite
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I went from a Nikon D70 to the A700. I have used it for several months now. It is a wonderful camera. This is my 4th "DIGITAL" and 2nd DSLR. I have 25 years of photography experiences "Learning more all the time". The 3" display is the best on the market. Menu system is the easiest and best I've used. SSS image stabilization helps some, but it isn't a fix all, nor will it be for any other camera or lens. Takes great color and contrast shots. If you desire to clean up the noise at higher ...

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VinceC
 
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I am comparing the Alpha 700 against Canons and Nikons I have had. Construction. Generally very good and well put together. It has the usual plastic battery and card covers, but, a negative against its C&N peers, the back is plastic - only the front, top and base are alloy. The flash also feels a bit flimsier than usual. Features. No live view - but I knew that and don't miss it. The DRO is very interesting - but really only applies to jpegs. I like the single screen on the back and ...

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Ken_5D
 
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I have shot Canon Film SLRs, Canon and Nikon Digicams. In 2006 I bought a Konic Minolta 5D because of the great features at a low price. Sony has taken over the future of that system and has built a great camera. The stablization works with all my lenses, not just a few. The quick Nav system is the easiest to use control system on any camera I have ever used. Now if you look up tests at places like DIWA labs you will find the Sony has segment leading color accuracy and Dynamic Range. With ...

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In the semi-pro category the a700 is THE BEST Value for the money Problems: Nothing so far

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I love this camera. I find it to be everything I want in a DSLR. I am most impressed with the build and the Image Quality it produces. The value for the money is entirely subjective, but I did not experience ANY buyers remorse. The camera seems totally intuitive and I have rarely needed to crack open the owners manual despite being a first time DLSR owner. The only area I down graded the camera on was features, because I do see some value in Live View, but since no one has perfected ...

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aarif
 
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The only disappointment for me is the strong NR probably due to having 12mps on a APS-C sized sensors other then that I love it

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novak977
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Simply dream come true. Played with the thought to jump ship, and now so happy that I resisted. Directly comparing it with 40D and D300, I find it easier to use and achieving better results. I can do pretty much anything without removing my eye from the view finder. SuperSteadyShot is extremely effective, easily matching (at least in the lengths I could test 16-135 range) stabilized lenses. Focusing is super fast, the shutter sound is plain sexy and viewfinder big bright and clear. One of ...

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With a large investment in Minolta & Tamron lenses, including the best-in-class 400/4.5, the A700 seemed like the perfect upgrade from the KM 5D that I have been using for the last few years for bird/wildlife photography. In the end, I wasn't disappointed at all. The A700 focuses much faster than the KM 5D and its 5 fps is a major improvement when photographing fast-moving or impatient critters. Exposure is predictable and I consistently get razor sharp focus and good results with either ...

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