Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Review

Overall Score

57

Main Features

  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 105 x 80 mm, 768g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Minolta Maxxum 7D
  • Replaced by: SLT-A77

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Overview


First introduced in December, 2007, Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 is a 12 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Konica Minolta 7D with Alpha DSLR-A700. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A700 with Konica Minolta 7D

Sony replaced Alpha DSLR-A700 with Sony A77. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A700 with Sony A77


Sony A700 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sensor resolution of Sony A700 ~ 4256 x 2819 pixels.

Sony A700 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 11,997,664 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A700


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
RAW Support
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Optical Viewfinder
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
11 Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Weight: 768g
Type Scores

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 has an Overall Score of 57/100 and ranked #127 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #375 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony A700 Scores
Imaging score
50
Features score
54
Value for money score
71
Portability score
71
Overall score
57
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Sony A700


Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 weighs 768g and has external dimensions of 142 x 105 x 80mm (5.59 x 4.13 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Sony A700 is 15 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A700
768g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Sony A700
80mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha DSLR-A700 Dimensions Alpha DSLR-A700
Sony SLT-A77 Sony A77 732 g 768 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Konica Minolta 7D 845 g 768 g 150 x 106 x 78 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony SLT-A77 II Sony A77 II 647 g 768 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 768 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Sony A580 599 g 768 g 137 x 104 x 84 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony SLT-A57 Sony A57 618 g 768 g 132 x 98 x 81 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony SLT-A65 Sony A65 622 g 768 g 132 x 97 x 81 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Sony SLT-A55 Sony A55 500 g 768 g 124 x 92 x 85 mm 142 x 105 x 80 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha DSLR-A700
Announced December, 2007
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 143
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.6
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, rear curtain, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4272 x 2848
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 768 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 105 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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