Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Specifications

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Part Number: DSLR-A700 (Reviewed) Released: September 27, 2007

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    5.6 in
  • Depth
    3.1 in
  • Height
    4.1 in
  • Weight
    1.5 lbs
  • Enclosure Color
    black
  • Body Material
    magnesium alloy
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.24 Megapixel, 12.24 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    13,053,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,246,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust technology
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Camera

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Super Steady Shot)
  • Lens Mounting
    Minolta A-type

Display

  • Display Format
    307,200 pixels (640 x 480) x 3
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, shoulder strap, video cable, USB cable, battery charger, body cap, dust cap, eyepiece cover, lens cap, lens hood, shoe cap

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO auto, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 4000, ISO 5000, ISO 800
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    40
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Autumn Leaves, Sepia, Sunset, Vivid, Black & White, Clear, Deep, Landscape, Light, Neutral, Night View, Portrait
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K, cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, shade, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/8000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • X-sync Speed
    1/250 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 ), EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Camera Flash

  • Type
    flip-up
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing, wireless off-camera control
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Type
    fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism, Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
  • Magnification
    0.9x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -3 to +1
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year warranty

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    CompactFlash, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Microdrive
  • Image Storage
    4288 x 2856
    4272 x 2848
    3104 x 2064
    2128 x 1424
    4272 x 2400
    3104 x 1744
    2128 x 1200

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    PC terminal, hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, saturation control, sharpness control, saturation control, sharpness control, digital noise reduction, direct print, display brightness control, histogram display, saturation control, sharpness control, AF lock, Dynamic Range Optimizer, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, digital noise reduction, histogram display

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    CompactFlash Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo card

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Remote Camera Control

Battery

  • Technology
    Lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FM500H, Sony NP-FM500H
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1650 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1650 mAh ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom. This camera utilizes built-in Super SteadyShot stabilization to assist in taking sharper pictures.

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.2
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    0.5
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    0.9
  • CNET Labs Raw shot to shot time
    0.6
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    4.8
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    0.5

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony