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Old 09-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Sony announces Alpha 700 DSLR: to compete with 40D and D300

I've been waiting for this. It'll be priced right in between the Canon 40D and Nikon D300, with a feature set that'll definitely match.

Image Capture
Image sensor type: Exmor™ 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

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

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
ISO 100 to 6400 range. Amazing noise performance from a couple high ISO tests I've seen so far. But of course, the A700 bases a lot off of its predacessor, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D:

Forget a Bonneville, I'm buying a ******* camera
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