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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A700

neocamera.com
29 September 2011
  • Summary: With the Alpha A700, Sony continued to build on its Minolta heritage and produced another great digital SLR with good ergonomics and a rich feature set aimed at advanced photographers. It also does not hurt that Sony delivered to themselves what appears to be their best sensor yet. DSLR manufacturers keep improving image quality with each new generation despite also increasing sensor resolutions.
  • Pros: Extremely low image noise. Usable until ISO 6400 in good light, Low image noise in low light until ISO 800, Natural image colors, Effectively stabilizes all lenses at no extra cost, Extremely fast focusing system with good focus accuracy, Very fast and responsive, Eye-start and grip sensor, Ambient and flash-based exposure compensation, Hardware dust-reduction, Good ergonomics, Efficient interface and auto-rotating display, Large viewfinder, High-resolution LCD, Excel...
  • Cons: Poor white-balance performance under artificial light, Inconsistent metering when light is very low, Images on the LCD are overly yellow, Too much sharpening applied to LCD display, Long shutter noise-reduction destroys details at all ISO
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Sony A700 Review

photographybay.com
13 August 2009
  • Summary: Can I recommend the Sony A700?  Yeah, I like it a lot.  I would wait until it ages just a bit more and the price becomes a real bargain when some new camera models come out from Sony.  I suspect the Sony A700 will be capturing some great images for some time to come.  I think that the A700 has the potential to be a real workhorse for some wedding/event/portrait photographers in the same vein as the Canon 50D and Nikon D300 have been.
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Expert Review

Digital Photography Now
8 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Magnum Photos' Richard Kalvar (above) endorsed the new Sony Alpha A700 during the launch day proceedings, though hinted that he was looking forward to a full frame camera from Sony in the near future
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Alpha 700 Review

digitalslrphoto.com
8 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Sony sees its 12.24-megapixel Alpha 700 as a strong challenger for best \LDSLR under £1,000. It’s packed with plenty of innovation, but has it got enough in its arsenal to take on the big guns? Daniel Lezano finds out Handling & ease of use: The word 'chunky' sprang to mind when I first picked up the Sony Alpha 700.
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Expert Review

Machines that Go Bing!
25 February 2009
  • Conclusion: The A700 has separate slots for Memory Stick Duo media cards and CompactFlash Type I/II media cards up to 8GB.
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
30 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The Alpha 700 was introduced as a complementary model to the Alpha 100; aimed more at the serious amateur and semi-professional photographer it enters a segment of the market which is buzzing with new models (EOS 40D, D300 and E-3). The A700 clearly has a lot of Minolta DNA (it's a natural successor to the popular Maxxum 7D) but also exhibits a range of development which can be attributed to the new development team that has come out of Sony's purchase of the Konica...
  • Pros: Good detail at lower sensitivities, very slightly more than ten megapixels but no massive gain, Low noise at higher sensitivities although at the expense of detail (perhaps too much luminance NR), Excellent dynamic range at ISO 200 (more highlight range than we are used to seeing), Wide range of DRO options, manual settings deliver biggest difference, Excellent long exposure capability, no noticeable hot pixels even at 30 seconds with NR off, Good built-in flash, well...
  • Cons: Noise reduction settings are applied to raw as well as JPEG files. Would be preferable if they affected JPEG only (as is normal practice). Kudos to Sony for updating the firmware to allow you to actually turn it off at all though!, Base sensitivity isn't ISO 100, this isn't directly indicated on the camera, Would still like to see the lowest noise reduction setting using less NR, Lack of live view will be counted against the A700 compared to the competition, No ISO di...
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Field Test: Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Pop Photo
17 December 2008
  • Excerpt: So there we were, about two-dozen journalists cruising around Frenchman's Bay in a small charter boat, photographing the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife off Mount Desert Island in Maine. The new Sony Alpha 700 cameras we were using were more than up to the task -- and that was the problem.
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Camera Test: Sony Alpha 700

Pop Photo
17 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Much as the Sony Alpha 100 was last year's breakthrough camera, the new Sony Alpha 700 ($1,400 street, body only; $1,900 with 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Sony DT lens) charges in as the very first 12MP-class consumer DSLR. As we've noted in our field test, the A700 uses a 12.2MP CMOS imager in a rugged, weathersealed metal body. Viewing, autofocus, exposure, and image-processing systems are seriously upgraded from the Alpha 100.
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Editor's Choice: Sony Alpha 700

Pop Photo
17 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Its number is a nod to mid-rung classic Maxxum 7-series SLRs, but the second model in Sony's Minolta-based Alpha line is more than a step up. To be sure, the Sony Alpha 700 (about $1,500 with 18-70mm kit lens) competes comfortably with advanced D-SLRs such as the new Nikon D300 and Canon EOS 40D. But like its entry-level sibling, the Alpha 100 (our 2007 Editor's Choice Camera of the Year), the 700 brings a new cost/benefit ratio to the category.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

PC Magazine
16 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 takes superb low-light photos, but overall, there are better options for the price.
  • Pros: Low noise at high ISOs (excels at low-light shooting). Fast operation. HDMI out. Includes a remote control.
  • Cons: Expensive for what you get. Soft images. Dull design. LCD doesn't support Live View. No video capability.
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