The Sony A700 is a reflex camera with APS-C (1.5x) sensor and 12.2 megapixels manufactured from 2007 to 2010 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 6400 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 5 FPS. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1400 €;
14 users have given it an average vote of 8.9 out of 10
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The following opinions have been automatically translated with Google Translate.
Pros:Body solid, sealed, lighter than the competition (magnesium alloy), stabilized sensor, perfect ergonomics, flash to raise manually, excellent screen, always at hand settings, remote control included, double memory slot, viewfinder Exceptional, sensor cleaning and more
Cons:Af not always accurate at the sides and in low light, proprietary flash attack
Opinion:It was my first serious reflex after the younger sister A100, and it was love for so many years. As anticipated in the pros, the points in favour are many, starting from the same body that today I regret compared to the most modern a77ii, for constructive quality and materials. Moreover, always at the a77ii, and therefore also at the A99, the arrangement of the commands is more comfortable and practical, with for example the physical selector to activate and deactivate the stabilizer. Proven with a wide variety of lenses, from the most valuable to the cheapest, both Sony Minolta and other brands, has always been up to. Any glass and has always brought out the best. The photographic quality has always been excellent, but it has improved over the years thanks to firmware updates: If today 6400 ISO make you smile, remember that it is a machine of now 10 years, and think about which its peer of that same price range or even higher Could do better. The real and only sore note was the focus at the edges, not always immediate, but as long as you stay in the center points you immediately bring home the shot. That said, my specimen suffered the lock of the curtain after almost half a million shots, apart from this never no problem, and after years and years of photos traveling, on the beach, mountain, snow, rested everywhere and even without too much attention, he turned off the 10 Candles without a scratch, merit of construction and really excellent materials. Luckily with 100 euros. of Photorepairer she came back ready to shoot, and now she makes happy the person to whom I sold her, for a few more hundred thousand shots
Pros:Solid and tropical conditions, excellent ergonomics, not overweight, bright viewfinder, possible various customizations, good IQ, good dynamic range (has his age), with its 12 megapixel digests easily even old analog Minolta lenses to 50 euro, resolute LCD good , excellent operating speed when used with CF on the write / read 40mb / s, good burst, fast and accurate center AF point, stabilizer in the body that does its duty.
Cons:Noisy above ISO 1600 but usable up to ISO 3200, no live view, NO fine adjustment AF, side steps AF lenses and not reliable
Opinion:To date use the machine with satisfaction, with a software upgrade to version 4 of the ISO 3200 is usable if post products a minimum. The advice for photographing subjects not too fast given the slow pace in general of the af system for all text today is fine if known how to use a minimum, especially its efficient placement of the buttons allow you to adjust each parameter without taking aim. Advantageous for the second-price (about 200/250 Euros).
Pros:the shot is ultra-fast, almost velvety and very little vibration, flash included, if only to go a little further, it may serve as a servant to another external; in addition, the machine can control the detachable flash, as had primacy Minolta synchronized with all shutter speeds.
Cons:I do not feel in particular, but I must say something on the rear display size and resolution is still outdated.
Opinion:is my second body, as I had the 850 that later, and with twice the resolution, however, maintained the same arrangement of controls, which helps me so much life, do not go crazy having to remember commands if you use a body rather than the ' altro.rnDi certainly appreciate the light weight, the metal lens mount, the size a little smaller in the 850 and, as I said above, the shutter release button is very smooth (I do not have a translation in Italian).
Pros:Bill very robust, great burst, great sensor, easy to use.
Cons:No live view and above the ISO 800 starts to dwindle but do not forget that four years
Opinion:When and 'output was certainly an exceptional car like the 100 and now 77 other brands were forced to chase and' a great camera with a good viewfinder easy to use and with a lot of functions a good burst and a good grounding system fire in the dark with the red light that you can 'take up to 7 meters focuses perfectly, there are now many dedicated optics of all prices despite the technology side by leaps and bounds after four years is a lady machine. It also has built-in stabilizer is not 'heavy and all targets are stabilized and piu'leggeri. As for me and 'was a good buy, so I also took the 900 and now I can not wait to try the a77
Pros:Dynamic range, the center AF point excellent ergonomics, viewfinder, tropicalization, the present value of used
Cons:no LV, peripheral AF points, no fine-tuning focus, low customization, JPEG over 1600ISO to review, shooting mode selection knob
Opinion:A good camera, the pros and cons summarize my thoughts, JPEG beyond ISO 1600 is not at the level of "sister" D300, however, is usable in RAW (50x70 prints) up to 4000 ISO, and, in extreme cases and with knowledge of the facts. The side sensors in my opinion are not up to the competition of the time when she left, while the center is one of the best I have ever used in both single and continuous AF. the buttons are placed in the right places, but lacks some customization of the function of the same or customization of the machine (as it was present on D300). Overall I find it a good camera, although not perfect, can give great satisfaction in many (if not all) of the photographic fields without much effort. If someone is not looking for a fashionable camera is definitely recommended, I find a camera to "old-fashioned" that will always give great satisfaction ..
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