Details of the new Sony Alpha 700 have finally been released, revealing a mid-range digital SLR that could be a notch better than Canonâ€™ EOS 40D.
Its slightly larger CMOS image sensor, which measures 23.5 x 15.6 (against the 40Dâ€™s 22.2 x 14.8mm) records 12.2 megapixels compared to the 40Dâ€™s 10.1 megapixels.
The Alpha 700 also sports a 921,000-dot/307,200-pixel LCD like the Nikon D300. Donâ€™t let the 921K-dot spec confuse you, itâ€™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 â€˜leaks,â€™ DPReview has actually had the camera for a good two weeks now and they have a hands-on review ready for all to peruse.