Sony (briefly) reveals all about Alpha a700 DSLR

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Yup, Sony’s Advanced Amateur DSLR is definitely called the a700, and we’ve definitely got all the specs for you, courtesy of a just-posted Sony UK flash mini-site — which suddenly went down, so these details are all from memory. We’re talking about a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor backed by a BIONZ image processor, 3-inch, 921,000 pixel LCD, 3200 maximum ISO (with a ridiculous ISO 6400 “expanded mode”), 11 point autofocus, and wireless flash support. Furthermore, the Super SteadyShot and anti-dust features seem to have been given a boost over those found in the a100, MemorySticks now have their own dedicated slot next to their CF brethren, portrait grip is now possible, and while other metrics have also improved, you’ll be paying for it in the form of almost 100 fewer shots on a full battery. No price or release date have been given, of course, but maybe we can get a little more info from Sony now that the cat’s out of the bag. Check out the gallery below for a few more screen grabs…

Update: Looks like the UK mini-site is back up; hit the Read link for the full show.


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