Sony Alpha 700 Specs Officially Out Now

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Sony Alpha 700 DSLR Camera

Details of the new Sony Alpha 700 have finally been released, revealing a mid-range digital SLR that could be a notch better than Canon’ EOS 40D.

Its slightly larger CMOS image sensor, which measures 23.5 x 15.6 (against the 40D’s 22.2 x 14.8mm) records 12.2 megapixels compared to the 40D’s 10.1 megapixels.

The Alpha 700 also sports a 921,000-dot/307,200-pixel LCD like the Nikon D300. Don’t let the 921K-dot spec confuse you, it’s just their fancy way of saying they have a better VGA screen.

The new camera has a list price of $1,399 body only; $1,499 with an 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

Although the details were finally released only today after several days of speculation and ‘leaks,’ DPReview has actually had the camera for a good two weeks now and they have a hands-on review ready for all to peruse.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.