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Camera 1: Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP REVIEW

Model Name: Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP specifications.
Image:Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP Digital SLR Camera
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Release Date Sep 6, 2007
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Sensor Specs
Sensor Max Resolution Camera Specs4272 x 2848
Other Resolutions 3104 x 2064, 2128 x 1424
Image Ratio Camera Specs 3:2, 16:9
Effective Pixels Camera Specs 12 megapixels
Sensor Photo Detectors Camera Specs 13 megapixels
Sensor Size Camera Specs APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type Camera Specs CMOS
Processor Type Camera Specs Bionz
Image Features
ISO (sensitivity to light - higher is better) Camera Specs Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (up to 6400)
Boosted ISO Minimum Camera Specs
White Balance Presets Camera Specs 7
Custom White Balance Camera Specs Yes
Image Stabilization Camera Specs Sensor-shift
Image Stabilization Notes
CIPA images tabilizationrating Camera Specs
Uncompressed Format Camera Specs RAW
JPEG quality Levels Camera Specs Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
Focus & Lens (Optics) Features
Auto focus Camera Specs
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
Optical Zoom Camera Specs
Maximum Aperture Camera Specs
Manual Focus Camera Specs Yes
Normal Focus Range Camera Specs
Macro Focus Range Camera Specs
Number Focus Point Camera Specs 11
Lens Mount Camera Specs Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal Length Equiv. Camera Specs
LCD Display Characteristics
Articulated LCD (vari-angle / flip) Camera Specs No
Screen Size Camera Specs 3″
Touch screen Camera Specs No
Viewfinder Features
View finder Type Camera Specs Optical (pentaprism)
Live View Camera Specs No
View finder Coverage Camera Specs 95%
View finder Magnification Camera Specs 0.9× (0.6× 35mm equiv.)
View finder Resolution Camera Specs
Photography Features
Minimum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 30 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Camera Specs 1/8000 sec
Maximum Shutter Speed Electronic Camera Specs
Subject Scene Modes Camera Specs
Flash Modes Camera Specs Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, rear curtain, Off
Flash Range Camera Specs 12.00 m
External Flash Camera Specs Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Continuous Drive Camera Specs 5.0 fps
Self Timer Camera Specs Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering Mode Camera Specs
Exposure Compensation Camera Specs ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) Camera Specs
White Balance (WB) Bracketing Camera Specs
Videography Features
Video Resolutions Camera Specs
Digital Video Format Camera Specs
Video Modes Camera Specs
Videography Notes
Audio Input & Output
Speaker None
Microphone None
Data Storage
Storage Types Camera Specs Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo
Storage Included None
Connectivity Types
USB Connection USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB Charging
HDMI Port Yes
Micro Port
Wireless
Wireless Note
Headphone Port
Remote Control & Wi-Fi Yes (Wire (Optional))
Other Camera Body Features
Environmentally Sealed Camera Specs No
Durability Camera Specs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Description NP-FM500H
Battery Life 650
Charger Model BC-VM10
Battery Grip Sony VG-C70AM Vertical Grip
Weight 768 g (1.69 lb / 27.09 oz)
Dimensions 142 x 105 x 80 mm (5.59 x 4.13 x 3.15″)
Orientation Sensor Camera Specs Yes
Time Lapse Recording Camera Specs No
GPS Connection None
GPS Notes
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Introduction: The Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP is a Mid-size SLR camera that was released on Sep 6, 2007 . In this review, we will explore the various features and specifications to help you make an informed decision about whether it is the right camera for you.
Body and Design: The Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP boasts a Mid-size SLR body type that is both lightweight and comfortable to hold. Weighing in at just 768 g (1.69 lb / 27.09 oz) and with dimensions of 142 x 105 x 80 mm (5.59 x 4.13 x 3.15″), this camera is perfect for photographers who are always on the go. Its ergonomic design ensures a secure grip, allowing for steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
Image Quality: With its effective pixel count of 12 megapixels and Sensor Size of APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm), this camera offers exceptional image quality in a portable package. The Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP delivers stunningly detailed images with vibrant colours and excellent dynamic range. Whether you are capturing landscapes or portraits, this camera will exceed your expectations.
LCD Screen and Controls: The Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP features a 3″ LCD screen that provides a clear and bright display for composing your shots and reviewing your images. The intuitive menu system and well-placed buttons make navigating through the camera's settings a breeze. With its user-friendly interface, even beginners can quickly learn to operate this camera with ease.
Memory Storage: The camera supports Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo providing ample storage space for your photos and videos.
Battery Life: Powered by a NP-FM500H Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack and it offers excellent battery life - 650 shots per charge - that is allowing you to capture more shots without worrying about running out of power. This is especially beneficial for photographers who spend long hours shooting on location or during special events. The NP-FM500H could be charged with BC-VM10 charger.
Audio Input - Microphone Input: None (Mono microphone input allows for precise sound recording in a single direction while stereo microphone can capture audio in two channels for a wider soundstage.)
Audio Output - Speaker Output: None (A built-in speaker enables immediate playback and assessment of recorded audio. Mono sound is single-channel audio with all instruments mixed into one signal, while stereo sound uses two audio channels feeding separate speakers.) Please note that older camera models do not have audio input and/or output because they cannot record videos. While modern DSLR cameras (released after 2008) are perfectly able to record good-quality videos and they have audio input/output.
Battery Grip: Some cameras have a specially designed battery grip to extend battery life and other functionalities (such as buttons and dials). The designated name for the battery grip compatible with the Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP is: Sony VG-C70AM Vertical Grip. (If shows None, then there is no suitable grip for this camera model.)
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP is a versatile and reliable camera that delivers exceptional image quality. With its 12 megapixels sensor, Mid-size SLR design, and user-friendly interface, this camera is suitable for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you are capturing beautiful landscapes or stunning portraits, this camera will not disappoint. Upgrade your photography gear with this remarkable camera. Remember, the Sony Alpha A700 12.2MP is a reliable companion for all your photography needs. Capture breath-taking moments with ease and enjoy the exceptional image quality it offers.
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