Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Announced Sep 6, 2007 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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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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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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doctortee
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quick, easy to handle, easy to get used to, very nice screen resolution Problems: noise is higher than k10d or 40d. noise is visible even beginning from iso 200, if pictures are accurately exposed or underexposed. less noise when overexposed, but this is what one can expect. (i want to have good jpeg results out of the cam, so i want to avoid taking raw.) image quality is no as good as described in many reviews. colour and sharpness seem to be more 'flat' and not detailed. accuracy of the af ...

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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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fujifil
 
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If one had to pick *the* single most significant thing about this camera it would have to be the fact that, compared to its peers, the A700 is noisy. How noisy? - well, surprisingly noisy for a leading edge CMOS camera - noticeably noisier than the Canon 40D, and also noisier than the D300 and Pentax K20D/Samsung GX-20. Chroma (colour) noise can easily be seen in the shadows of ISO 400 images - and that, imo, is quite unacceptable in this price/features bracket. It's fortunate for Sony that ...

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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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