This is the full spec for the Sony Alpha A700, supplied by Sony’s UK office:


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 alpha lenses and Konica Minolta MAXXUM / DYNAX lenses

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 mechanism


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

Image format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.0 format), RAW + JPEG

Image size: RAW: 4288 x 2856, 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 Style: Base Styles: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Adobe RGB

User setting registration: 3 style boxes; 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

Mode: 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 m-1

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

ISO sensitivity (REI): AUTO: ISO 200 – 1600 (lower limit / upper limit selectable)

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 (in the focal length);

approx. 3 sec. recycling time; flash-ready indicator

Flash metering system: ADI flash / Pre-flash TTL / Manual flash

Flash mode: 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 mode: Single-frame advance, Continuous advance (H/L selectable),

Self-timer (10 sec. / 2 sec. delay, with mirror-up function)

Continuous advance rate Hi: approx. 5 fps max., Lo: approx. 3 fps

No. of frames recordable: RAW: 18, cRAW (compressed): 25, RAW+JPEG: 12, cRAW+JPEG: 12,

w/continuous advance JPEG (Extra fine): 16, JPEG (Standard/Fine): until memory card is full

Camera Function

Depth-of-field preview: Yes (by pressing Depth-of-field preview button)

Auto review: 10 sec. / 5 sec. / 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)

Sync. terminal Adaptable to sync. terminal of opposite polarity

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)