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The Sony Alpha A700:

Sony Alpha A700

Announced in September 2007, the Sony Alpha A700 became the second Sony Alpha DSLR (after the now discontinued A100) aimed at serious amateurs, featuring a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, magnesium alloy body and an HDMI output.

The Sony Alpha A700 is based on the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, with a host of new features added, and accepts Minolta a-mount lenses, Sony's “G” Series lenses with motorized auto focusing and Sony's wide-aperture zoom lenses. It also features Sony's Super SteadyShot® stabilization technology (an in-camera vibration reduction system), and uses the Sony Bionz Image Processor.

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Manufacturer: Sony
Model: Alpha A700
MSRP: $1,299.99
Date Announced: 2007-09-06
Sensor Format, Size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Type: CMOS
Automatic Sensor Cleaner: Yes
Total Pixels: 13.0 million
Effective Pixels: 12.2 million
Image Area (pixels): 4272 x 2848 (L)
3104 x 2064 (M)
2128 x 1424 (S)
Max. Frames Per Second: 5 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 3.0 in. TFT Xtra Fine LCD
921k pixels
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 second - 30 seconds, bulb
ISO Range: ISO 100-6400
Storage Media: Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo
UDMA Support: Yes
Storage System: JPEG, RAW
Exposure Modes: Auto
Programmed AE (with shift)
Aperture priority AE
Shutter priority AE
Manual
Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset , Night portrait)
Metering System: Multi-Pattern Metering:
40 segment honeycomb pattern
Center Weighted
Spot
Metering Range: EV 0 to 20 (Multi-segment, Center-weighted)
EV 2 to 20 (Spot metering)
Exposure Compensation: Yes, +/-3.0 EV, 0.3 EV / 0.5 EV steps selectable
Exposure Bracketing: 3 frames
Shutter Release Modes: Single, Continuous (High/Low)
White Balance: Auto plus 6 Modes (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash)
White Balance Fine Tuning: Yes, +/- 3-step adjustable Kelvin temperature control (2500-9900k)
Live View: No
Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0
NTSC
PAL
HDMI
Lens Mount: A-mount
Compatible Lenses: Sony Alpha lenses, also accepts Konica and Konica Minolta glass
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Viewfinder: Optical TTL Pentaprism
Approx. 95% Coverage
Approx. 0.9 Magnification
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte focusing screen (Interchangeable)
Depth-of-field Control: Yes
Autofocus System: TTL Phase Detection, Multi-point: 11 Area, 11 Line, 5 center twin-cross lines, Auto Focus Mode: Yes, Wide focus area (Auto, 11 areas), Spot focus area, Local focus area (11 local areas selectable)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 11
Focus Modes: Single-shot, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Manual focusing; eye-start AF selectable
Picture Control: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Adobe RGB, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night view, Autumn, B/W, Sepia
Built-in Flash: Manual popup; Approx. GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100); Coverage of up to 16 mm (in focal length); Approx. 3 sec. recycling time; Fl
External Flash Shoe: Yes
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: No
Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
Flash Sync Terminal: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Self-timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Off
Batteries: M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H)
Battery Charger: BC-VM10
Battery Life: Up to 650 (CIPA)
Approx. Dimensions: 142 x 105 x 80 mm
5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in
Approx. Weight: 768 g
27.1 oz
Supplied Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
Supplied Accessories: M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H), Battery Charger w/cord (BC-VM10), Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-DSLR1), Video Cable, USB Cable, Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and Remote Commander clip, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
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