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Sony Alpha A700 12.24MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in DSLRs

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Pros: Informative Display which always position to read , Intuitive menus and easy to learn, Great image quality, 100% legacy to Konica/Minolta lenses.

Cons: no video feature

It's not my first DSLR I used to own Minolta MAXXUM 7000.
I photograph Sports-gymnastics in the move and portraits in action as most.
At first with this camera you can notice a very deep colour,
with almost any kind of lenses lower than f4 you can achieve very good catch of a movement without bloore and wiped motions.
Shutter speed is awesome and it very informative at shoots, shutter goes up to 6fps at burst but this is not the point, shutter button works just when you need it, very sensitive in a good way.
Menu is highly informative without any sluggish delay. Also layout of the controls is clearly for professional use, with front and back scroll buttons, which doubles your control option.
My personal love is the customisable control joystick. With this joystick positioned right at my thumb/big finger at any camera body position Vertical or Horizontal, during photo-shoot action I can control focusing position priority by moving quickly at any of 9 focal points, which helps me to achieve best viewable point during sport action.
This is full frame camera and you need good lens to work with to made a crop if needed after and my favourite lens for action is 70-200 f2.8 but even with 70-300 f5/f5'6 by Tamron I was able to catch a perfect moves... see picture with "girl jumping over the wheat", and at next look at the water drops around... Shutter speed was set to 1/8000, lens 70-300 f5/f5'6 by Tamron
Yes I would definitely recommend it to my friend even if it's discontinued and he taking used from e-Bay
Sony Alpha A700 12.24MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
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Sony Alpha A700 12.24MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandSony
EAN0027242714151
Feature12.24-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor captures enough detail for poster-size prints Body only; lenses sold separately In-camera image stabilization and anti-dust vibration systems; Eye-Start Autofocus system 3-inch LCD display; 11-point autofocus system; 40-segment multi-pattern honeycomb metering Powered by lithium-ion battery; stores images on CF I/II and Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo cards
LabelSony
ManufacturerSony
ModelB000VPNYSO
MPNB000VPNYSO
PublisherSony
SKUSONDSLA700
StudioSony
TitleSony Alpha A700 12.24MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
UPC027242714151
Warranty1 yr limited
ColorBlack
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementDSLRA700
Item Height4.25 inches
Item Length3.25 inches
Item Width5.63 inches
Package Height6.9 inches
Package Length8 inches
Package Weight3.75 pounds
Package Width7.5 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberB000VPNYSO
ProductGroupPhotography
ProductTypeNameCAMERA_DIGITAL
UPCList - UPCListElement027242714151
Item Weight1.5 pounds
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
ProductTypeSubcategoryslr
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