- 12MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
- 768g - 142 x 105 x 80mm
- Released December 2007
- Previous Model is Konica Minolta 7D
- Updated by Sony A77
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony A700 overview
Sony A700 is Sony's Advanced DSLR camera originally announced on December of 2007. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4272 x 2848.
Sony brought out this camera as a way to upgrade the earlier Konica Minolta 7D (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the newer Sony A77 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this model.
The A700 stands at #53 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all around #381 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can test our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom factors.
Below is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Sony A700 family
The Sony A700 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
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Sony A700 Gallery
You can view the A700 from various angles in the gallery here.
Sony A700 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of pluses and minuses of the Sony A700 based on things which are typically seen as useful in a camera.
Sony A700 Sensor information
The measurement of the sensor on the Sony A700 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4272 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW photos are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the A700's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The A700 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A700 dimensions
Sony A700 is 1.69 lb (768 gr or 27.09 oz) & has outside measurements of 142mm x 105mm x 80mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.1"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Sony A700 is very similar when compared to its rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a picture of the Sony A700 alongside a soda so you can get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the A700.
Sony A700 Lens information
The A700 works with the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses to choose from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the A700.
Sony A700 Connectivity
The A700 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send pictures and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Sony A700 Video information
Sony A700 does not record video. If you are looking for a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not a problem.
Sony A700 Weather Sealing
Sony A700 provides weather sealing making it a excellent option for use in tricky climates. This can be particularly helpful if you are unsure about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Sony A700 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A700 includes a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 920k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications for Sony A700 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
Viewfinders are really handy in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Sony A700 Shutter information
Sony A700 is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Sony A700 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony A700 comes with both built in flash as well as external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/250s.
Sony A700 Autofocus information
Sony A700 comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect focusing.
It includes 11 focus points to select from. Sony A700 can use manual focus when required in low light or you want more accurate focus control.
Sony A700 Battery life
The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has got the highest (2260) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the best battery life:
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Sony A700 for specific styles of photography
The following chart presents a summation of the Sony A700 for specific styles of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Sony A700
The Sony A700 receives a points tally of 55 which is decent, and means the camera is fairly suited to use for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Sony A700 Street photography information
With a nice points total of 64, the Sony A700 is a respectable pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony A700 Sports photography highlights
A modest sports photography points total of 57 indicates the Sony A700 is reasonably suited for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A700 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super crucial in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Sony A700 gets a average 49 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably acceptable for your travels.
Landscape photography with Sony A700
For anyone who is looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Sony A700 at it's very good grade of 62 as a landscape camera is a fine pick in the current marketplace.
Sony A700 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Sony A700 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 9.
Sony A700 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the A700, below is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall within the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph just below shows you a bird's eye view of the A700 vs it's top rated competitors listed previously.
Following are additional cameras you might see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.