Sony A700 with Konica Minolta 7D Comparison

Sony A700 and Konica Minolta 7D Main Features

  • December, 2007
  • January, 2005
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 142 x 105 x 80 mm, 768g.
  • 150 x 106 x 78 mm, 845g.
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Sony A700 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
54
Value for money score
71
Portability score
71
Overall score
57

Konica Minolta 7D Scores


Imaging score
46
Features score
45
Value for money score
64
Portability score
69
Overall score
50

Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D with Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 with Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Sony A700 was released in 2007, and Konica Minolta 7D in 2005. Alpha DSLR-A700 is newer, which is a plus. Minolta Maxxum 7D 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha DSLR-A700 is greater than that of Minolta Maxxum 7D. The difference of 6 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A700 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha DSLR-A700 Minolta Maxxum 7D
Brand Sony Konica
Model Alpha DSLR-A700 Minolta Maxxum 7D
Announced December, 2007 January, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels 207k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.6 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 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, rear curtain, Off Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 4272 x 2848 3008 x 2000
Max Native ISO 6400 3200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H NP-400
Physical
Weight 768 g 845 g
Physical Dimensions 142 x 105 x 80 mm 150 x 106 x 78 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 Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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