Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
MattGyver
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I'm an upgrader from the Minolta 7D and Sony A100. I purchased this before holding one, based on reviews and the fact that it is the direct descendant of my 7D. I've been usung this camera every day since November 15th. What you need to know as an upgrader from either: * Controls: The joystick greatly improves over the a100 and is a great step back towards the 7d's manual buttons and dials. * Steady Shot just keeps getting better. * Color is greatly improved, especially at High ISOs. (VERY ...

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Rich L.
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Using a Minolta 7D for years, I found the A700 to be a very nice upgrade. The A700 is a very fast camera. Compared to the 7D; the A700 has much faster AF, AF accuracy is improved, metering is improved. Dynamic range on the A700 beats all competition at this point. Construction of the camera is solid. I can handle the camera body with a 400mm Minolta lens attached with no flexing. The only things I would improve in the next version would be to make the battery door a little more solid and ...

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Leo Terra
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This camera is simple fantastic, this is a very responsive and fast camera, with a fantastic IQ. Sony A700 have better AF that I have used, it is very fast and accurate (better than my old Canon EOS 1D Mark II), this is just a bit loud than Nikon and Canon AF, but performance is better. IQ in RAW mode is superb, A700 have low noise in hi ISO pictures, good dynamic range, perfect color balance and a good resolution. IQ in JPG mode is good, but I know better cameras in JPG mode (I’m using ...

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this camera makes me feel dumb for loving my 7D so much! the near perfect camera! Problems: im running out of storage, twice the file size almost twice as fast! the only minor problem is the VG is a TAD shorter so the bottom of my hand extends a little beyond

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ozgoldman
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I would dearly love to buy this camera, but the price quoted on the Sony Australia site is $2249.00 for body only. Even taking off the 10% tax the price it would be AU$2044. On the US Sony site the price is US$1399 - or in AU$ 1593. Thats AU $450 difference - US $395. Aus buyers are not treated well by Sony - as this is not the first time this has happened. Sony say its economy of scales - but in Singapore one can buy the same camera for the US price, so that argument has a shallow ring ...

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cgarrard
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The A700 is the semi professional user KING of DSLR's. Stellar features and build, excellent image quality. Exceptionally versatile. Engineered by photographers, for photographers. Best user interface of any brand. Problems: None, 100% reliable thus far.

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Love the feel and look of this camera, can't stop picking it up, rear LCD screen is amazing. Can live without liveview, hate it even on compacts, give me a viewfinder anyday. Love the funtion and custom buttons, makes navigation a doddle. Feels solid but doesn't weigh a ton. Noise better than the A100 although I shoot a low ISO most of the time. I got mine for £798 and I'm waiting for my £100 cashback from Sony, so only £698 bargin! Like the remote that comes with the camera for taking pics on a

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Alex Angel
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As soon as I moved from Konica Minolta Dynax 5D to the Sony A700, I realized that my photographs improved dramatically. The new Sony is designed for the photo enthusiast. What I like most: fantastic grip, high-resolution LCD, big and bright viewfinder, dual Compact Flash and Memory Stick Pro Duo card slots, image stabilization and easy menu. The A700 has a wonderful combination of quality and shooting features. Problems: None so far.

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Picked up an A700 yesterday and was not impressed at first by the rather plain design. However, after some tests it became clear the camera is a keeper for years to come. With the Zeiss 16-80 mm lens the image quality is superb and tonality is on a par with film albeit some will disagree. Handling is intuitive, buttons are well placed and the body has a sturdy build. Great plus: it is finally possible to use the LCD in judging sharpness. The machine is also very fast. Some samples on ...

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A great jump in term of quality between A100 and A700. The DSLR is more demanding in term of adjustments. The management of the noise is exceptional. The details obtained are impressive. Really happy of this upgrade.

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