Developed and manufactured exclusively by Sony, the α A700's Exmor CMOS Sensor maximizes the performance potential of the α lens lineup with 12.2-megapixel resolution that's rich in highlight and shadow detail. Additionally, a 3-layer low-pass filter preserves high-resolution detail while suppressing moiré effects and color artifacts.
Equipped with SteadyShot® INSIDE image stabilization, the A700 compensates for shaky hands so you can capture crisp, sharp images at shutter speeds 2.5 to 4 steps slower than would otherwise be possible without using a flash or tripod.
The A700's BIONZ image processing engine captures colors just as the human eye perceives them. Plus, BIONZ refines the signal even more by screening out noise during both RAW data conversion and image processing, faithfully reproducing the full range of detail, contrast and color that is captured by α lenses.
Thanks to the blazingly fast BIONZ engine, high-speed shutter, high-power coreless motor, and optimized processing sequence control, you can capture full-resolution 12.2-megapixel images at speeds up to 5 fps.
Designed to bring out your creativity with a wide range of auto preference settings, the A700 includes four basic Image Styles and three style-box memory settings for quick setup in special events like weddings and competitive sports.
Featuring a large 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD screen with hybrid construction and anti-reflective coating, the A700 makes it easy to set up shots, read camera menus even in bright sunlight and improves image quality when you check your shots.
A center dual cross 11-point Auto Focus sensor system significantly boosts Auto Focusing accuracy and speed to ensure fewer missed shots. The 11-point layout allows great freedom in how subjects are framed, and the system's quick response heightens accuracy when shooting moving subjects.
For rugged and reliable performance under adverse conditions, the top and front covers of the A700's body are constructed of a strong, lightweight magnesium alloy. Within the camera, a high tensile-strength aluminum alloy chassis and high-rigidity engineering-grade plastics further contribute to high structural integrity and low weight.
The A700 features an anti-dust coating which prevents static electricity buildup on the low-pass filter, and makes it easier to remove any stray dust particles inside the camera with a blower. Plus, the image sensor itself is fitted with an anti-dust system that dislodges dust particles every time the camera is switched off.
Add the amazingly compact, premium wide-range zoom lens to the Sony α DSLR-A700 and you've got what you need to start taking intimate close-ups, dramatic landscape shots and more. Expand your creativity and shoot like a pro—with 12.2 megapixel resolution to capture the full imaging precision of Sony zoom lenses, Carl Zeiss® lenses and legacy Minolta a-mount lenses. Quick response, creative style modes and high-speed shooting help you capture your creative vision, while Super SteadyShot® image stabilization conveniently works with every lens. For improved picture quality and reduced blur, the Eye-Start® Autofocus system uses an 11-point center twin-cross AF sensor for phenomenal results. All of this combined with Sony's innovative Anti-Dust Technology and a rugged magnesium alloy body and you have the ultimate DSLR for serious photo enthusiasts and amateurs alike.
A newly designed APS-C size CMOS imager with on-chip noise-canceling before and after A/D conversion provides over 12 million pixels, drawing out the full image description power of the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P’s high-performance lenses and providing spectacular detail for making big prints. Advanced on-sensor A/D conversion yields rich tonal reproduction with high signal-to-noise ratio.
At the heart of the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P DSLR camera is the advanced Sony BIONZ™ Image Processor, using hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry that improves camera response time, screens out noise before RAW data conversion, handles Dynamic Range Optimization processing and prolongs battery life.
With a bright focusing matte, an optical glass prism and glass lenses that prevent ghosts inside the finder, the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P’s viewfinder image makes it easier to see your subject, compose your shot and adjust focus manually.
A 40-segment honeycomb sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P’s top-mounted dial gives you quick access to Program Auto, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual and full Auto exposure setting modes -- as well as six scene selection modes that optimize camera focus, exposure, brightness, contrast and other settings for Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset and Night View/Portrait scenes.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P flip-up flash covers a wide focal range, synchronizes at 1/250 sec., supports red-eye reduction and slow flash features as well as manual flash mode to set flash intensity. A wireless flash signal is available for external flash synchronization.
With almost 1 MP performance, it’s like having a high-resolution photo viewer built into your camera -- and the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P’s amazing photo-quality screen displays sharp, bright images even outdoors with a wide viewing angle so you can share photos more easily.
For shooting as well as viewing convenience, Sony supplies a multi-function wireless remote control with the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P -- allowing you to control HDTV photo viewing and trip the shutter by remote to put yourself in the picture.
Built-in technology moves the image sensor in response to camera shake, enabling every lens to benefit from automatic blur reduction -- and provides an advantage of up to 4.0 shutter speed steps to sharpen images in lower light, for hand-held shots that would normally require a tripod.
The high-speed processing power of its BIONZ™ engine, a quick-response coreless motor to drive the shutter, and dual mirror stoppers to prevent mirror bounce -- they all enable theSony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P to capture action more effectively at either 5 or 3 frames per second, even shooting at full 12.24 MP resolution. You can also shoot continuously to the limit of available memory in JPEG Fine and Standard modes.
A newly developed Sony AutoFocus system with a large f2.8 sensor improves your ability to frame the subject and capture moving subjects with greater focusing precision -- and a focus drive clutch lets you switch seamlessly between auto and manual focusing by pressing a simple button.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P is designed to bring out your creativity with a wide range of auto preference settings, including four basic image styles (Standard, Vivid, Neutral and Adobe RGB) and three style-box memory settings for quick setup in special events like weddings and competitive sports.
To give you confidence for long shooting sessions in the field, the α (alpha) DSLR-A700P can take up to 650 shots3 on a fully charged NP-FM500H InfoLithium® battery -- with indication in percentage of about how much battery power remains.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P is built to very high standards of durability and performance -- so you can shoot on location in difficult conditions with confidence that your equipment can handle the challenge.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P provides direct HDMI™ output to your Bravia® HDTV and other compatible HDTV screens, so you can view and share photos in breathtaking clarity and detail. You can choose between standard 3:2 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio -- and with new Bravia® HDTV models, photos are automatically optimized in sharpness, gradation and color reproduction for HD display.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P accepts a superb array of precision optics, including new Sony wide-aperture zoom lenses that perform brilliantly over a broad range of focal lengths, Sony “G” Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss® T coated lenses, and over 16 million Minolta a-mount lenses sold worldwide -- plus professional-quality flash units and system accessories to expand your creative horizons.
To recover details in dark or bright areas of the picture, the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700 provides multiple levels of Dynamic Range Optimization: Standard mode, to improve shadow detail using standard gamma curves; Advanced Auto mode, allowing you to select any of 5 DRO correction levels, or DRO Advanced Bracketing, that automatically creates three versions of the image captured at different DRO levels with a single shutter press.
The Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P begins its precision autofocus adjustments the moment you bring your eye to the viewfinder -- so you’ll be ready to catch the perfect moment.
Even with all its high-tech features, the Sony® ; (alpha) DSLR-A700P is amazingly simple to operate -- and a quick press of the Function (Fn) button switches the LCD display from standard menu information to a new Quick Navigation screen for camera setup via joystick and forward-back controls. The menus are easy and intuitive -- and memory function lets you save and recall personalized camera settings.
The “C” button allows you to make changes more quickly by calling up Creative Style settings, Exposure compensation, Flash compensation and many more operating modes and camera functions.
Changing lenses in a DSLR can allow dust to enter the camera -- so to help keep the CMOS imager cleaner for better pictures, the (alpha) DSLR-A700 utilizes both static-free anti-dust coating on the imager's filter and anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the sensor to dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.
Sony Quick AF Live View is featured on DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350. DSLR-A700 LCD can only provide menu display (during shooting) and image display (during playback).
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