Camera tech data for Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

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NameSony Alpha DSLR-A700
Mount typeA-mount
Supported lensesclassic, xi, SSM, SAM, (D), DT
Release year2007
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
Picture parameters
Picture profiles
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
Shutter speed (movie) [s]
Movie formats
Audio formats
Movie length
Audio monitoring
Movie features
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]
Anti-Shake/Super Steady Shotyes
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featuresgrip sensor
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)
Flash shoe typeiISO
Accessory shoe capFA-SHC1AM
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 flash yes
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 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
AS/SS scale in viewfinderyes
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mountfixed
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LS1AM, screen protector PCK-LH1AM
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 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 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
Batteries1× NP-FM500H
Battery pack
Vertical gripVG-C70AM (1×/2× NP-FM500H)
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-VQ900AM, AC adaptor AC-PW10AM
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingyes
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]690
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 accessories
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed)
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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