Summary: Bought this years ago, and it has been a great camera. I even bought another as a back-up for when you are on a job and something happens. Or incase you want different lens and no time to change them. Happy, Happy, Happy.
Summary: The last of the great Sony DSLR cameras. High quality construction and results. Rugged, simple interface and controls. Good power consumption. Size of grip fits hand well and is comfortable to use. The later models of the Sony Alpha such as the A55 I dislike and regretted purchasing. The newer models have multiple design defects and Sony ruined a formerly great product.
Summary: I bought my Sony a700 camera used at a local pawn shop. I was looking for a good DSLR camera, and had tried out some Nikons and Canons, but really didn't "click" well with them. I didn't buy the camera that instant, came home and read several reviews of the camera, which for the most part were all shining praise for this model. I went back and put a deposit on it that very same day. Even though it took a couple of months of payments- it was very well worth the wait.
The Sony Alpha 700 has revolutionized our picture taking.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had been using a Konica Minolta, but when that camera died my wife and I wanted to get something really nice to replace it. We started looking at the Sony Cameras because they were based off the Konica Minolta and used the same lenses. We found a great deal on Amazon and have been enjoying our camera ever since. The quality of the pictures is unbeatable and we are always getting great compliments from friends.
Excerpt: Before I started to think about DSLR I had Sony DSC-H1 camera that makes really nice pictures with brilliant colors, so when I was on market for digital SLR first think that I checked was Sony. I found this a700 as a kit with 50-200mm lens. What can I say - I was never disappointed that I did this purchase. It was pricey but when you go to digital SLR there's no cheap, remember, you get what you pay for.
Excerpt: One year ago I bought Sony alpha 350 with a basic lents. I was satisfied with the quality of photographs but one day every one wants to try something new and to comare the result. This camera is a good one. It has a pretty comfortable shooting design; all functions in menu are easy to find and easy to switch between them. It has broad, functional feature set, including sensor-shift image stabilizer.
Excerpt: the A700 is a great DSL camera with interchangeable lens. Since I owned the Minolta I7000, all my lens and other equipement fit and work with the new body. I have taken this on trips and for photo shoots and it has never failed to impress me with the quality. The only feature it is lacking is video, but being more of a professional level camera, this is not required.