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Sony Alpha A700
Sony Alpha A700

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Sony Alpha A700

Editor's Review

The Sony Alpha A700 SLR is the second dSLR from the well-known brand, after they assumed Minolta's former Maxxum line. The A700 is considered their 'high-end' offering, and a look at the specifications (and the price) will confirm that. It's definitely going to be strong competition for Canon and Nikon with its 12 megapixel CMOS sensor and full compliment of advanced features. Most interestingly, the A700 is not merely limited to Sony's proprietary Memory Stick memory cards, allowing photographers to use Compact Flash as well. That certainly opens things up for serious shooters with a lot of money invested in Compact Flash to make the switch to Sony.


  • 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • JPEG and RAW file formats
  • CCD-shift dust reduction
  • Sony Alpha/Minolta-A lenses
  • Sony Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Auto and manual focus and exposure
  • ISO 100-1600 (6400 expanded)
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • HDMI output
  • Compact Flash and Memory Stick storage memory
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Part Number: DSLRA700K
  • UPC: 027242720992
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2007

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Sony Alpha A700 Reviews

Sony Alpha A700 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
The A700 with V4 firmware (KB — 07/10/2009)

With the new firmware update this really put the A700 in a new class, I have owned the a700 for 2 years and in fact just picked up another one for backup purposes , only other brand I would consider is Pentax.
Reasons to own the Sony line in body stabilization the ability to use Minolta Glass. Overall IQ the A700 is a lot of bang for the buck.
If don't have one and you are considering a DSLR that will last for years then get a A700.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Tops In Its Class (Christopher Holmes — 05/07/2009)

I have owned the A700 for 18 months. This is a wonderful camera. I take it everywhere and have taken approximately 15,000 images with it. 12 MP is more than enough for most print sizes to include poster sizes up to 24" x 36". 5 frames per second captures most of the action I've gone after. Even with the optional battery grip the camera is nicely balanced and the controls are well placed. The viewfinder is very bright and crisp which is great for low light photography. When coupled with the G or Zeis series lenses from Sony it provides images that rival those from any other camera. The built in Super Steady Shot works with every lens you wish to attach to this camera. With the latest firmware updates, it handles low light better and has more useful bracketing options. I highly recommend this camera to those who are truly serious about their photography.

  • 5.0 out of 5
My Travel companion (H. Krause — 04/12/2009)

I own the A700 for 14 month and I started to appreciate this valuable tool almost immediately. It traveled with me through Africa, Europe and much of North America. The easy-fast to use external controls, the many features and excellent picture quality, equals or exceeds some of the top professional camera's in it's price range.
The in frame Super SteadyShot feature sets the A700 apart from most other DSLR and lets you choose lenses that fit your wallet.