Sony Alpha DSLR-A700K and 18-70mm lens reviews and prices: SLR camera

13 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A700K and 18-70mm lens: 13 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, Yes image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A700K and 18-70mm lens

Most helpful reviews

chris, welwyn gdn city Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
handles better than the latest ones out except for a850 or a900,good picture quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 30 Jan 2010

Purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good in general
Bad points:
WB and high-ISO noise can be irritating
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 22 Jan 2010

Alan, Braintree Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It has the added advantage of using Minolta lenses and it powers up quite quickly. The images are sharp.
Bad points:
It amazes me that you have not made the software compatible to Windows environment i.e. Windows 7 And Vista, unless they are pre-installed. I am sure that I'm not the only person who has installed these on my current system.Consequently any advantages of using The Sony software is totally negated. AND WHEN i TRIED TO INSTALL THE SOFTWARE IT TOTALLY WRECKED MY SYSTEM, WHICH I HABD TO RE-INSTLL FROM SCRATCH AND LOOSING NEARLY ALL MY DATA!! So I am far from impressed with the product in total.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2011

Ashley, Northampton Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 10 Feb 2010

Steve, Brighton Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
High frames per second
High performance for price range
Wireless flash
Dual memory formats
Good battery performance
Bad points:
Base ISO is 200, would prefer 100.
Overall noise control could be better. I see lots of chroma noise in shadows even with low ISO.
Kit lenses not brilliant, especially compared to some of the old Minolta kit lenses such as the 35mm-80mm lens that came with the "si" film cameras.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 07 Jul 2010

Purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great LCD, gerat image quality and very easy to handle. I've had it about half a year now and I've had no problem with it. Hints on the Sony site about taking good pictures has been really helpful. All in all I still like the camera.
Bad points:
Sometimes I want to make adjustments and it would require clicks before finding what I'm looking for. Would like a wider lens range; and cheaper as well. Also, auto-popup flash would REALLY be helpful; I sometimes forget to lift up the flash and then the moment is lost. This last point is a little annoying since lesser spec cameras from Canon and Nikon have this feature.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 02 Feb 2010

Stuart, Burton on Trent Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bought the camera as an upgrade to my Alpha 100 and am delighted. Image quality and general build is a good improvement
Bad points:
No live view, but I traded this for image quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 02 Feb 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 4288x2865
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 690
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 141.7x104.8x79.7
Release date 2007-09-28
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Alpha DSLR-A700 + 18-70 mm lens

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Manufacturer's Description

High performance Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) camera. Superlative HD picture quality from shooting to viewing. Ultra-responsive performance, ruggedly constructed and beautifully easy to use.

  • Sony ‘Exmor’ 12.24 effective megapixel CMOS
    sensor with on-chip A/D conversion and dual
    noise reduction
  • High speed BIONZ image processing engine for
    superb image quality
  • Ultra responsive operation with fast,
    high-accuracy 11-point autofocus and 5fps
    continuous shooting
  • HDMI output for viewing on HD Ready display
    plus PhotoTV HD mode for optimised Full HD
    images on new BRAVIA televisions
  • 3.0-inch Xtra Fine 921k dot resolution LCD
    screen for critical shot evaluation
  • Compatible with full range of a-mount lenses
    from Sony and Carl Zeiss plus Konica Minolta
    lenses
  • Enhanced SteadyShot INSIDE optical image
    stabilisation in camera body reduces camera
    shake with all lenses*
  • New Quick Navi function for fast, easy access
    to camera settings
  • Rugged magnesium body with aluminium alloy
    chassis and controls sealed against dust and
    moisture
  • Dual anti-dust system protects sensor during
    lens exchange
  • SteadyShot INSIDE was previously known as
    Super SteadyShot

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