Sony Alpha a700 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha a700

Sensor 23.5 x 15.7mm APS-C CMOS with 12.2MP eff
Output Size 4288 x 2856, 4272 x 2848, 3104 x 2064, 2128 x 1424
Focal Length Mag 1.5
Lens Mount Alpha
File Format Raw, JPEG, cRAW, RAW+JPEG
Compression RAW, RAW+JPEG, cRAW, cRAW+JEPG, Standard (JPEG), Fine (JPEG), Extra Fine (JPEG)
ISO ISO100 - 3200 equivalent, ISO numbers up to ISO6400 can be set as expanded ISO range
Shutter Speeds 30-1/8000sec, Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous 5fps
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level system with glass pentaprism
Field of View 95% coverage
LCD 3inch Xtra Fine with hybrid technology 921k dot resolution
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation No
Dust Reduction Dual anti-dust system protects sensor during lens exchange
Focusing Modes 11 area selectable AF, MF, predictive tracking AF
Exposure Modes MASP, Auto, Sc
Metering System 40 segment, CW, spot
Exposure Comp YES (+/-3.0 EV, 0.3 or 0.5 EV steps). AE Bracketing - With 0.3 EV / 0.5 EV / 0.7 EV increments, 3 or 5 frames; (in "Drive mode setting")
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB , creative modes
White Balance Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash
White Balance Bracket 3 frames, Selectable 2 steps
Colour Temp Control 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Pop-up GN 12m, PC socket
Max Flash Sync 1/250
PC Socket Yes
Cable Release Wired: with optional RM-S1AM or RM-L1AM. Wireless: with included remote control
Memory Card Dual CF and Memory Stick Duo slot. Compatible CF Type I / II / MicroDrive; MS Duo / MS Pro Duo and MS-PRO HG
Power Lithium Info
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions 141.7 x 104.8 x 79.7mm
Weight 79.7g
Other -
AF Points 11 points with central Dual-Cross sensor and F2.8 type sensor

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 91%