New Sony A700 specs and pics

Started Sep 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,253
Re: Fewer features than D300 ...

DRG wrote:

Vibrio wrote:

seems like a nikon D300

The A700 seems to be missing Live View and does not use a pro-class
AF system (11 AF points, without solid info on whether any other than
the center point is cross-type). Frame rate is also slightly lower
and viewfinder mag. is less (similar to 20D). Likely to have smaller
frame buffer, too. We'll find out more tomorrow (including price
point), the official announcement date.


It makes me wonder if there is an industry standard for how viewfinder magnification is measured. Everyone raves about how big and bright the Nikon D200/D80 VFs are, but if you look thru an A100 side by side it is not much smaller. Smaller, yes but only marginally. The A100 VF is almost identical to the 30D in size. It's miles ahead of the Rebel or anything from Oly. If the new cam is larger than A100 (per specs) then it should be as good as any crop sensor camera.
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