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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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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

PC Magazine
8 March 2009
  • 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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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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Expert Review

photo.net
3 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha A700 is competitive in terms of price, performance and features with cameras such as the Canon EOS 40D , ( compare prices ) ( review ), Pentax K20D , ( compare prices ) ( review ), and the Nikon D80 , ( compare prices ) ( review ). The Sony system of lenses and accessories is smaller than Pentax's and much smaller than Canon's and Nikon's.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony Alpha a700 review

What Digital Camera
26 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The 12.25-megapixel Sony Alpha A700 is the second digital SLR the Japanese electronics giant has launched and is aimed at the serious enthusiast.
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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
24 October 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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Overall 10
10

Sony DSLR-A700

Maclife
14 October 2008
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