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Sony A380 vs Sony A700

Portability
68
Imaging
54
Features
54
Overall
54
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 front
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 front
Portability
58
Imaging
51
Features
58
Overall
53

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Key Specs

Sony A380
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 519g - 128 x 97 x 71mm
  • Revealed August 2009
  • Superseded the Sony A350
  • Updated by Sony A390
Sony A700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 768g - 142 x 105 x 80mm
  • Released December 2007
  • Superseded the Konica Minolta 7D
  • Replacement is Sony A77
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Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Overview

Here is a extended overview of the Sony A380 versus Sony A700, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Advanced DSLR and both of them are built by Sony. The image resolution of the A380 (14MP) and the A700 (12MP) is fairly close and they use the exact same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The A380 was released 21 months later than the A700 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Sony A380 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony A700 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before getting through a detailed comparison, below is a concise introduction of how the A380 matches up against the A700 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A380 over the Sony A700

 A380 A700 
ReleasedAugust 2009December 2007Fresher by 21 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Sony A700 over the Sony A380

 A700 A380 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Sony A380 and Sony A700

 A380 A700 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Sony A380 has outside measurements of 128mm x 97mm x 71mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.8") and a weight of 519 grams (1.14 lbs) and the Sony A700 has proportions of 142mm x 105mm x 80mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 768 grams (1.69 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have at that moment. The following is the front view size comparison of the A380 versus the A700.

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A380 and A700 is 68 and 58 respectively.

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 top view buttons comparison

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to see the gap in sensor sizing merely by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph underneath may give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the A380 and A700.

As you can see, each of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Sony A380 to provide you with more detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The newer A380 will have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 sensor size comparison

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony A380
Portrait photography with Sony A700
72
manual focus
megapixel count good (14MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW files
54
manual focus
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
low MP (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Sony A380 Street photography features
Sony A700 Street photography features
77
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
64
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Sony A380 Sports photography information
Sony A700 Sports photography information
60
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (14MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames per second)
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
56
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
environment proof
comes with phase detect autofocus
doesn't have liveview
slow fps (5.0 fps)
low MP (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Sony A380 Travel photography highlights
Sony A700 Travel photography highlights
54
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse recording
terrible battery life (500 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
49
environment proof
built-in flash
missing Timelapse recording
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A380 Landscape photography highlights
Sony A700 Landscape photography highlights
61
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
terrible battery life (500 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
62
manual focus
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
has double storage slots
doesn't have liveview
low MP (12MP)
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A380 Vlogging details
Sony A700 Vlogging details
9
can't record video
9
can't record video
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Sony A380 vs Sony A700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A380 and Sony A700
 Sony Alpha DSLR-A380Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha DSLR-A380 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
Type Entry-Level DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2009-08-24 2007-12-19
Body design Compact SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4592 x 3056 4272 x 2848
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.49x 0.6x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 10.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, rear curtain, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/160s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Max video resolution None None
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 519g (1.14 lb) 768g (1.69 lb)
Dimensions 128 x 97 x 71mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.8") 142 x 105 x 80mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 67 66
DXO Color Depth rating 22.6 22.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.8 11.9
DXO Low light rating 614 581
Other
Battery life 500 pictures -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-FH50 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo
Storage slots Single Two
Launch pricing $899 $1,000