NeoCamera have reviewed the new 12 megapixel Sony Alpha A700 Digital SLR – it’s the second model released by Sony, after the A100 was released after the take-over of the Konica Minolta digital SLR division, and as such is the new version of the 7D. The A700 features a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, alpha lens mount, a weather resistant body, super steady shot (anti-shake sensor), dust reduction system, 5fps, 11 point focus, 3″ screen, and dynamic range optimiser.
“The Sony Alpha A700 is the gate-opener for a new batch of DSLR cameras with resolutions of 12 megapixels and functionality aimed at semi-professional photographers. At the same time, this digital SLR is more than a simple resolution upgrade to its predecessor, the first Alpha DSLR to bear the Sony name. Still based on a legacy of technology acquired from Konica-Minolta, the Sony Alpha A700 reminds us of its origins even more than the A100.”