Sony Alpha a700 review
Images have excellent resolution and good exposures and tone. Auto-exposure and autofocusing are pretty much faultless, and on the rare occasions when they do get it wrong, the Sony has all the tools available to fix things.
The price is good, and the street price should be better. If you can afford it, buy a decent lens, such as the Carl Zeiss we used, to make the most of the high-resolution sensor.