Camera tech data for Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

General
NameSony Alpha DSLR-A700
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D), DT
Release year2007
Statusdiscontinued
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]4272×2848, 3104×2064, 2128×1424
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]4272×2400, 3104×1744, 2128×1200
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels12.2 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, 12-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.5×15.6 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (200–1600; conf.), 100–6400 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness, brightness (-3 – +3), zone matching (-1 – +2)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, neutral, clear, deep, light, portrait, landscape, sunset, night view, autumn leaves, B/W, sepia
Picture effects
Soft skin effect
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (3 registers)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 9 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (3 levels; off)
D-range optimizerstandard, advanced auto, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)3 (2 levels)
Auto HDR
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]
Movie ISO range
Movie formats
Audio formats
Movie length
Microphone
Movie features
Auto-focus
AF sensors10 line, 1 double cross
AF range [EV]0 – 18
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF range limiterno
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]
Features
Eye-startyes
Anti-Shake/Super Steady Shotyes
Remote control via USByes
Other featuresgrip sensor
Metering
Metering modes40 segments, center-weighted, spot (2.2%)
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20 (2 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonyes
Exposure modesAuto, P with shift, A, S, M with shift
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night portrait, sunset, 3 preset modes
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Zebrano
Flash
Flash shoe typeiISO
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering40S-TTL (pre-flash only), ADI, manual (1/1 – 1/16)
Requires D flash unityes
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]12/24
X-Sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
High Speed Syncyes
Wireless flashyes
Wireless x-sync speed [s]1/250 (1/200 w/ SSS)
Wireless HSSyes
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/2), ± 3 (1/3)
Studio flash socketyes
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder
Viewfinder typepentaprism
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.90×
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]25.0/21.0
ScreensG (default), M, L
Diopter adjustment [diopters]-3.0 – +1.0
Eyepiece cupFDA-EP2AM
Viewfinder accessory compatibleyes
Live View
Live View zoom
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mountfixed
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]5, 3
Frame rate with AF [fps]5.0
Frame rate with live view [fps]
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/8000, B
Shutter speed (movie) [s]
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10, 2 (w/ mirror pre-fire)
Continuous self-timer [shots]
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3), 3 (2)
Remote release socketMinolta/Sony 3-pin
Wireless remote releaseRMT-DSLR1, RMT-DSLR2, RMT-VP1
Release priorityyes
Depth of field previewyes
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewyes
Silent depth of field previewyes
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)CompactFlash I/II (UDMA), Microdrive, Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo (2)
Remote storage via USByes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32
File formatsARW 2.0, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.21
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Batteries1× NP-FM500H
Battery pack
Vertical gripVG-C70AM (1×/2× NP-FM500H)
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1AM
Standard accessoriesstrap, body cap ALC-B55, accessory shoe cap FA-SHC1AM, USB cable, TV cable, remote control RMT-DSLR1, battery NP-FM500H, charger BC-VM10, software
Other optional accessoriesscreen protector PCK-LS1AM, screen protector PCK-LH1AM
Weight [g]690
Misc
InterfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed), TV (NTSC/PAL), HDMI (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p), AC adaptor AC-VQ900AM, AC adaptor AC-PW10AM
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, PTP/PictBridge
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching III
Latest firmware version (release date)Ver.4 (09/2008)
Commentsno grip sensor on EU model
Reviews & linksMichael Hohner (full review), Douglas Brown on Luminous Landscape (full review), Gordon Laing at Camera Labs (full review), Jeff Keller on DCResource (full review), LetsGoDigital (full review), Margaret Brown on PhotoReview Australia (full review), Mladen Sever on Dyxum (full review), Phil Askey & Simon Joinson on DPReview (full review), PopPhoto (full review), Steve's Digicams (full review)
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#1: Comment posted by Cesar Barroso on March 10th, 2008 - 11:07:13 PM:
Dear Sirs,
I upgraded from the Alpha-100 to the Alpha-700. My RAW files do not open no more in Photoshop RAW software. Am I doing something wrong or what, please?
Thanks in advance.
Cesar Barroso
Miami, Florida.
Michael Hohner answers:
The A700 is supported by Adobe Camera Raw 4.3 and later. The current version is 4.3.1. You need to go to www.adobe.com and download the latest version.
#2: Comment posted by Cesar Barroso on March 19th, 2008 - 05:15:46 PM:
Dear Michael,
Unfortunately the version CS2(which I have) of Photoshop does not accept any Camera Raw versions after Camera Raw 3.7.
Do you envision any other solution for this case, please?
Cesar Barroso
Miami, Florida.
Michael Hohner answers:
You can use the DNG converter of Camera Raw 4.x, convert the ARW files to DNG, and then load the DNG file with Camera Raw 3.7. This should work.

Or upgrade to CS3.
#3: Comment posted by Cesar Barroso on April 5th, 2008 - 09:37:19 PM:
Great!
It works great with the conversion to DNG file and openning with Camera Raw 3.7.
You just made me save $199.00 + taxes, Michael.
Have a great day,
Cesar Barroso
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