Oct 16 2008

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital camera

Published by at 6:29 pm under General

Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital camera is extremely streamlined, offers comfortable shooting design, broad functional features, sensor-shift image stabilizer, excellent photo quality and extremely fast picture-taking performance.

This is a top of the line amateur digital SLR camera that will make an excellent choice if you don’t already have a chosen lens system. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital camera offers SLR resolution at 12.24 mega pixels and a display type: 3 in LCD display.

The DSLR-A700 offers several bundles: body only, a kit with an 3.5-5.6, 16 mm-to-105mm lens, a kit with a 3.5-4.6, 18mm-to70mm lens, a kit with an 3.5-5.6, 18mm-200mm lens and a dual-lens kit which offers the aforementioned 18mm-70mm lens and a 3.5-6.3, 75mm-to-300mm lens.

The body itself is dust and moisture resistant with a tough aluminum chassis and magnesium shell. Weighing in at 1.75 pounds, the Sony A700 feels solid and well-crafted. Sony also includes a solid set of practical features, such as Steady/Shot sensor-shirt image stabilization, dual memory-card slots and a built-in wireless flash transmitter.

Here’s a brief outline of Sony’s new “Advanced Amateur” camera:

-HDTV output
-Creative styles and lot of new parameters to play with
-Advanced Graphical User Interface and a huge range of new features and functions
-Brand new 40 segment honeycomb metering
-12 Mega Pixels CMOS sensor
-High speed shutter with high sync speed
-Big screen with high resolution
-Fast, 5 frames-per-second continuous shooting capabilities and better buffering

The zoom lens kit costs approximately $1900. Buying the body alone reduces the price by $500. The number of lenses and accessories to this camera is limited. It has far more exposure controls than any other DSLR camera to date. That being said, the camera’s ease of use is exceptional. Like most DSLR’s, it has easy-to-find selector dials for quickly changing shutter speeds, exposure compensation and aperture values.

The best feature by far is the Function button on the back of the camera. In shooting mode, this feature displays a summary of your exposure settings on it’s 3-inch LCD screen. The function button, along with joystick and selector dials, will allow you to change any of the display settings right on the screen. This camera is very intuitive and super-fast!

With it’s incredibly sharp, 12 mega pixel imaging and more exposure controls than most camera’s, this finely designed camera is on par to near professional level photography, making it worth the overall price. The only minor limitation is it’s narrow range of lenses and accessories but overall this camera gets 9 out of 10 stars.

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