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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Reviews about the flash and battery are different, while the memory and control panel get less positive reviews.

performance, usability, portability, screen, image quality

zoom, control panel, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the exposure and glare are overall positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the low light performance. There are some less positive opinions about the image quality and design.

usability, performance, size, glare, exposure

portability, viewfinder, screen, design, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the lens and performance. The portability and price also get good opinions, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability and zoom. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, performance, lens

image quality, zoom, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

 

Sony's DSLR-A700 takes superb low-light photos, but overall, there are better options for the price.

Low noise at high ISOs (excels at low-light shooting). Fast operation. HDMI out. Includes a remote control.

Expensive for what you get. Soft images. Dull design. LCD doesn't support Live View. No video capability.

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May, 2009

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

DSLR-A700

 

First impressions of the Alpha DSLR-A700, Sony's $1900 (as of 12/14/2007), 12-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, brings to mind terms like "massive," "brick-like," and "complex." With its deep right-hand grip and 2.75-pound weight (which...

Sturdy magnesium body Extensive exposure controls

Inconsistencies with auto white balance Mediocre software bundle

With its sharp, 12-megapixel imaging and with more exposure controls than most photographers--amateur or professional--will likely use, the beefy and finely designed A700 rises to nearly pro-level photography, making it well worth its $1900 price tag....

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Askey , Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Review

 

It's been almost two years since Konica Minolta pulled out of the photo business and transferred its entire camera division to Sony, and well over a year since the first Sony DSLR (the DSLR-A100) was announced. Two years is a long time in the digital...

Good detail at lower sensitivities, very slightly more than ten megapixels but no massive gain Low noise at higher sensitivities although at the expense of detail (perhaps too much luminance NR) Excellent dynamic range at ISO 200 (more highlight range...

Noise reduction settings are applied to raw as well as JPEG files. Would be preferable if they affected JPEG only (as is normal practice). Kudos to Sony for updating the firmware to allow you to actually turn it off at all though! Base sensitivity...

The Alpha 700 was introduced as a complementary model to the Alpha 100; aimed more at the serious amateur and semi-professional photographer it enters a segment of the market which is buzzing with new models (EOS 40D, D300 and E-3). The A700 clearly...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Askey and Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

 

Update: The noise sections of this review (and the conclusions) were updated February 2009 to reflect significant changes in the way noise reduction works with raw files.

Good detail at lower sensitivities, very slightly more than ten megapixels but no massive gain ; Low noise at higher sensitivities although at the expense of detail (perhaps too much luminance NR) ; Excellent dynamic range at ISO 200 (more highlight...

Noise reduction settings are applied to raw as well as JPEG files. Would be preferable if they affected JPEG only (as is normal practice). Kudos to Sony for updating the firmware to allow you to actually turn it off at all though ; Base sensitivity...

The Alpha 700 was introduced as a complementary model to the Alpha 100; aimed more at the serious amateur and semi-professional photographer it enters a segment of the market which is buzzing with new models (EOS 40D, D300 and E-3). The A700 clearly...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 review

 

Editors' note: The competitive landscape for this camera has changed since our review and we've updated the text and ratings to reflect that. The design rating goes from a 9 to an 8--while still a very nicely designed model, other cameras have adopted...

Exceptionally streamlined, comfortable shooting design; broad, functional feature set, including sensor-shift image stabilizer; excellent photo quality; fast burst-shooting performance.

A few design quirks.

A top-of-the-line amateur digital SLR camera, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 will delight Konica Minolta diehards and makes a great choice if you don't already have a stake in other lens systems.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSLR-A700

 

The alpha 700 accepts Minolta a-mount lenses, Sony's "G" Series lenses with motorized auto focusing and Sony's wide-aperture zoom lenses. A new APS-C size, CMOS imager with on-chip noise-canceling provides the quality you need to make the most of all...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 700 Review

 

Cámara réflex Sony Alpha A700 Sony realiza una auténtica declaración de intenciones a la competencia con su cámara réflex digital Sony Alpha 700. Es el momento de hacer negocios seriamente. En primer lugar el exterior posee un acabado perfecto y la...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Sony A700 DSLR

 

A superb addition to the DSLR market. The only problem is it now gives you one more camera to consider as it is a definite competitor. Providing quality photos, an overabundance of useful features and functions; it reaches out to the camera enthusiast...

12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor3.0 inch LCD screenSuper Steady Shot Image StabilizationFull resolution 5 fps continuous shutterHDMI output

Old Minolta fans stand by, enter the Sony DSLR A700. With a 12.24 mega...

Dec, 2008

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 700 review

 

Finally Sony are making good their promise to bring a real Alpha system on the market that not only appeals to the amateur but the semi-pro and even the professional photographer alike with the introduction of the Sony Alpha 700. I do not wish to claim...

Sony makes a real statement to the competitor with the Sony Alpha 700 digital SLR camera. Time to do some serious business! Firstly the housing is perfectly finished and the camera has an ideal hand-fit. The somewhat heavier weight is obvious and adds...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A700 Review

 

The Sony A700 is the second DSLR camera from Sony, a more complex model than the original A100 that is aimed at the prosumer photographer. The Sony A700 bears more than a passing resemblance to the Konica Minolta Maxxum / Dynax 7D DSLR, which is...

Offering a compelling combination of intuitive design and handling, sophisticated functionality and excellent image quality, the Sony A700 is an easy DSLR camera to recommend. Being based so clearly upon a previous Konica Minolta camera has given Sony...

Jan, 2008

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