Summary Sony DSLR-A700

Prices Price
Body only
$202
With 18-70mm lens
$336
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.2 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Replacement

Sony has replaced the Alpha DSLR-A700 with the A77.

Sony SLT-A77
Sony SLT-A77 announced August 2011
Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Autofocus Video autofocus

Compare the new Sony SLT A77 vs the DSLR-A700

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Pros

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The Sony DSLR-A700 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$202.20
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second

Cons

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The Sony DSLR-A700 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
581 ISO
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.3 bits
Movie format No movies Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Size Quite large Help
Professional size (142×105×80 mm)
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Weight Heavy Help
768 g
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
66.0
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.9 EV
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3"
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
September 2007
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Ehsan (6:14 AM, May 05, 2013)
You put an A200 pics instead of A700!!! Front view image belongs to A200!!
 
JohnJ (1:01 PM, March 11, 2013)
Great camera. I also have the Nikon D300 but find I grab the Sony A700 whenever I need a quick shot.