This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).
Sony DSLR-A700: Minolta 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer (auto MLU)
4.5 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3.5 MB JPEG (4272 x 2848)
As we said when we reviewed the A700, by comparison the E-3 delivers very nice detailed images with good low contrast detail and decent 'per pixel' sharpness. Although the A700 doesn't deal with highlights as well as, say, the D300, it's still better than the E-3.