Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sony Alpha 700 DSLR Hands-On Review

LetsGoDigital.com provides a hands-on review of the new Sony Alpha 700 digital SLR. I’ve been looking forward to hearing about this camera and actual user opinions. As a current Sony A100 DSLR user, the A700 may be my next acquisition or I may wait until Sony releases their anticipated ‘pro’ model to make a decision. Here is an excerpt from the review.

…The housing of the Sony A700 is light in weight and consists of aluminum. The buttons, memory card slot and flaps in the body are dust- and waterproof. A handy feature is the indication of the battery life in percentage, which is made possible through the use of an InfoLithium battery; also with the use of an optional grip, this information remains visible. The Sony Alpha 700 has a double card slot supporting Memory Stick PRO Duo and CompactFlash type I & II flash memory cards. It’s a pity that Sony does not fully utilize the presence of a double card slot; you have to set the card slot manually, via the camera’s menu. It would be handier, and above all faster, if the camera itself would recognize and activate the card slot. Perhaps a future firmware solution can offer such possibility. New is also the built-in studio- flash connection, so a direct connection to a studio flash-installation becomes possible…

The camera sounds great. Read the entire review on letsgodigital.com.

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