Sony Alpha 700 full specification sheet

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Camera type: Digital SLR with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Lens mount: Sony mount; compatible with Minolta A-type bayonet mount
Lens compatibility: All Sony a lenses and Konica Minolta MAXXUM / DYNAX lenses

Alpha 700 with 16-105mm

Image Capture
Image sensor type: Exmorâ„¢ CMOS sensor
Image sensor size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C type)
Total pixel number: Approx. 13,053,000 pixels
Effective pixel number: Approx. 12,246,000 pixels
Anti-Dust system: Charge protection coating on low pass filter and image-sensor shift

Recording Media
Memory Stick: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo,
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
CompactFlash card: Type I, Type II (UDMA / Microdrive)
Slot: Dual slot for Memory Stick Duo/CompactFlash
File system: FAT 12, 16, 32

Recording Parameters & Settings
Image format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG
Image sizes: RAW = 4288 x 2856. JPEGs: L (12M, 3:2) 4272 x 2848;
M (6.4M, 3:2) 3104 x 2064; S (3.0M, 3:2) 2128 x 1424;
L (10M, 16:9) 4272 x 2400; M (5.4M, 16:9) 3104 x 1744;
S (2.6M, 16:9) 2128 x 1200.

Colour Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Noise reduction
Long Exp. NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low, available at ISO 1600 or higher

Creative Styles
Base Styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Adobe RGB
User setting registration: 3 custom style memories
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Adobe RGB, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait,
Landscape, Sunset, Night view, Autumn leaves, B/W, Sepia

Adjustable Items
Contrast: (-3 to +3 steps),
Saturation: (-3 to +3 steps)
Sharpness: (-3 to +3 steps),
Brightness: (-3 to +3 steps)
Zone Matching: (-1 to +2 steps)
D-Range Optimiser Mode: Off/Standard/Advanced: Auto/Advanced: Level
Advanced Level setting: 5 levels
DRO advanced bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable

White Balance
Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash
Colour Temperature/Colour filter, Custom
Colour temperature: 2500 – 9900 k with 19-step Magenta/Green compensation
White balance bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable

Super SteadyShot
System: Image-sensor shift mechanism
Capability: Approx. 2.5 EV – 4 EV decrease in shutter speed
(varies according to shooting conditions and lens used)

Type: Fixed eye-level system with optical glass type pentaprism
Field of view: 95%
Magnification: 0.9x, with 50mm lens at infinity
Eye relief: Approx. 25 mm from the eyepiece,
Approx. 21 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 diopter
Diopter adjustment 3.0 to +1.0
Mirror: Quick return mirror
Focusing screen: Spherical Acute Matte

Auto Focus System
Type: TTL phase-detection system
Sensor: CCD line sensors
No. of focus points: 11 points
Sensitivity range: 0 EV to +18 EV (at ISO 100 equivalent)
Focus mode: Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus area: Wide focus area (Auto, 11 areas), Spot focus area,
Local focus area: (11 local areas, selection with the multi-selector)
Eye-Start AF system: On/Off selectable
AF illuminator Type: built -in, LED
Range: approx. 1 m – 7 m

Auto Exposure System
Light metering Type: TTL metering
Cell: 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Range: 0 EV to 20 EV (+2 EV to +20 EV with Spot metering)
(at ISO 100 equivalent with F1.4 lens)
Mode: Multi segment, Spot, Centre weighted
Exposure setting: Auto, Program AUTO (with Program Shift), Shutter priority,
Aperture priority, Manual, Scene selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro,
Sports action, Sunset, Night view/portrait)
Exposure compensation: +/-3.0 EV (0.3 EV/0.5 EV steps selectable)
AE bracketing Bracket: Cont. / Bracket: Single, with 0.3/0.5/0.7 EV increments,
3/5 frames selectable
Auto ISO range: ISO 200 – 1600 (lower limit / upper limit selectable)
Manual ISO range: ISO100 – 3200 equivalent (up to ISO 6400 as expanded ISO range.)
ISO steps: 1/3 EV step

Built-in flash system: Manual popup; approx. GN 12 (in m at ISO 100);
coverage of up to 16 mm wide angle (focal length);
approx. 3 sec. recycling time; flash-ready indicator
Flash metering system: ADI flash/Pre-flash TTL/Manual flash
Flash modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Manual flash,
Red-eye reduction, High speed sync (with external flash)
Flash compensation: +/- 3.0 EV (0.3/0.5 EV steps selectable)
Flash bracketing: 3/5 frames, 0.3/0.5/0.7 EV steps selectable
External flash: Sony Alpha System Flash
Wireless control: available

Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Speed range: 1/8000 sec. – 30 sec., bulb
Flash sync speed: 1/250 sec. (Super SteadyShot off), 1/200 sec. (Super SteadyShot on)

Drive modes: Single-frame advance, Continuous advance (H/L selectable),
Self-timer (10 sec. / 2 sec. delay, with mirror-up function)
Continuous advance rates: Hi, approx. 5 fps max; Lo, approx. 3 fps
No. of frames recordable with continuous advance: RAW, 18; cRAW (compressed) 25;
RAW+JPEG 12; cRAW+JPEG: 12; JPEG (Extra fine) 16; JPEG (Standard/Fine) until memory card is full

Camera Functions
Depth-of-field preview: Yes (by pressing Depth-of-field preview button)
Auto review: 10/5/2 sec./Off, selectable

LCD Monitor
LCD screen size: 7.5 cm (3.0-inch) TFT
Total number of dots: 921,600 (640 x 3 (RGB) x 480) dots
Field of view: 100%
LCD brightness setting: +/-5 steps

Print function: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge, DPOF setting

HDMI Out: HDMI type C minijack
1920 x1080i 59.94/50 Hz, 1280 x 720p 59.94/50Hz,
720 x 480p 59.94 Hz, 720 x 576p 50 Hz
USB Out: USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), USB Connecting (Mass Storage, PTP, Multi LUN)
PC Flash Sync. terminal: compatible with both negative and positive polarity flash triggering
Video Out: NTSC/PAL selectable (in Menu)

Remote Control
Wired: With optional RM-S1AM or RM-L1AM
Wireless: With supplied RMT-DSLR1

PC control
Image data transfer and camera control with supplied software

Power source Battery: Solely with the Rechargeable Battery Back NP-FM500H (7.2 V)
AC adapter: AC-VQ900AM (optional) (7.6 V)
Battery charger: BC-VM10
Battery life: Approx. 650 shots (CIPA measurement)
Power saving mode: Shut down after 1/3/5/10/30 min

Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 141.7 x 104.8 x 79.7 mm (excl. protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 690 g (w/o batteries, memory card, body accessories)
Operating temperature: 32-104 F (0-40 C)
Optional Accessory: Portrait Grip VG-C70AM duplicates main controls for vertical
shooting and accepts 2X NP-FM500H battery


Provided with the A700, Image Data Lightbox SR software simplifies photo
library management. Images can be browsed, selected, enlarged,
compared and rated while still in RAW format. It also simplifies the
creation and maintenance of image collections for special projects, plus
batch printing and JPEG/TIFF file conversion.

Image Data Converter SR Ver 2 is an easy-to-use application for viewing
and editing RAW files. A powerful new engine effectively doubles
processing speeds for faster adjustment of tone curves, white balance,
exposure, saturation, contrast, hue, and sharpness. Custom adjustment
profiles can be saved and applied to multiple images. Viewing, printing,
and basic file management are also supported, and edited images can be
resaved as RAW files, or converted to JPEG/TIFF format.

Ideal for studio working, the supplied Remote Camera Control application
(PC/Mac) allows the A700 to be ‘driven’ via USB from a connected
computer. Shutter release, exposure, focus, drive mode and other
settings can all be controlled remotely without touching the A700. Image
files can also be stored directly to the computer’s hard drive, bypassing
the camera’s media card.

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