Sony ALPHA DSLR-A700K User's manual

Sony ALPHA DSLR-A700K User's manual
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (18-70mm kit)
The Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A700K is the perfect DSLR for serious amateurs -- with 12.24 MP resolution to capture the full imaging precision
of Sony zoom lenses, precision Carl Zeiss® lenses and legacy Minolta a-mount lenses. Quick response, creative style modes and highspeed shooting helps you capture your creative vision, Super SteadyShot® image stabilization works with every lens, and the EyeStart® Autofocus system uses an 11-point center twin-cross AF sensor to improve precision. All this, plus Sony Anti-Dust Technology and
a rugged magnesium alloy body.
12.24 MP Exmor™ Imaging Sensor
A newly designed APS-C size CMOS
imager with on-chip noise-canceling
before and after A/D conversion
provides over 12 million pixels,
drawing out the full image description
power of the α (alpha) DSLR-A700K’s
high-performance lenses and providing
spectacular detail for making big
prints. Advanced on-sensor A/D
conversion yields rich tonal
reproduction with high signal-to-noise
Dynamic Range Optimizer
To recover details in dark or bright
areas of the picture, the α (alpha) DSLRA700 provides multiple levels of
Dynamic Range Optimization:
Standard mode, to improve shadow
detail using standard gamma curves;
Advanced Auto mode, allowing you to
select any of 5 DRO correction levels, or
DRO Advanced Bracketing, that
automatically creates three versions of
the image captured at different DRO
levels with a single shutter press.
Professional Lenses and Accessories
The α (alpha) DSLR-A700K accepts a
superb array of precision optics,
including new Sony wide-aperture
zoom lenses that perform brilliantly
over a broad range of focal lengths,
Sony “G” Series lenses with advanced
motorized autofocusing, amazingly
bright Carl Zeiss® T* coated lenses, and
over 16 million Minolta a-mount lenses
sold worldwide -- plus professionalquality flash units and system
accessories to expand your creative
Continuous 5 Frames-Per-Second
Advance at 12.24 MP
The high-speed processing power of its
Bionz™ engine, a quick-response
coreless motor to drive the shutter, and
dual mirror stoppers to prevent mirror
bounce -- they all enable the α (alpha)
DSLR-A700K to capture action more
effectively at either 5 or 3 frames per
second, even shooting at full 12.24 MP
resolution. You can also shoot
continuously to the limit of available
memory in JPEG Fine and Standard
Super SteadyShot® Image Stabilization
Built-in technology moves the image
sensor in response to camera shake,
enabling every lens to benefit from
automatic blur reduction -- and
provides an advantage of up to 4.0
shutter speed steps to sharpen images
in lower light, for hand-held shots that
would normally require a tripod.
Advanced Pentaprism Viewfinder
With a bright focusing matte, an optical
glass prism and glass lenses that
prevent ghosts inside the finder, the α (alpha) DSLR-A700K’s viewfinder image
makes it easier to see your subject,
compose your shot and adjust focus
Bionz™ Image Processor
At the heart of the α (alpha) DSLR-A700K
DSLR camera is the advanced Sony
Bionz™ Image Processor, using
hardware-based Large Scale Integrated
(LSI) circuitry that improves camera
response time, screens out noise before
RAW data conversion, handles
Dynamic Range Optimization
processing and prolongs battery life.
Eye-Start® Autofocus System
The α (alpha) DSLR-A700K begins its
precision autofocus adjustments the
moment you bring your eye to the
viewfinder -- so you’ll be ready to catch
the perfect moment.
11-Point Center Dual Cross AF Sensor
A newly developed Sony AutoFocus
system with a large f2.8 sensor
improves your ability to frame the
subject and capture moving subjects
with greater focusing precision -- and a
focus drive clutch lets you switch
seamlessly between auto and manual
focusing by pressing a simple button.
Super-Accurate Exposure Control
A 40-segment honeycomb sensing
system provides multi-pattern
measuring for superior exposure control
accuracy in a wide range of lighting
Simple Camera Control Menus
Even with all its high-tech features, the α (alpha) DSLR-A700K is amazingly
simple to operate -- and a quick press
of the Function (Fn) button switches the
LCD display from standard menu
information to a new Quick Navigation
screen for camera setup via joystick
and forward-back controls. The menus
are easy and intuitive -- and memory
function lets you save and recall
personalized camera settings.
Creative Custom Settings
The α (alpha) DSLR-A700K is designed
to bring out your creativity with a wide
range of auto preference settings,
including four basic image styles
(Standard, Vivid, Neutral and Adobe
RGB) and three style-box memory
settings for quick setup in special events
like weddings and competitive sports.
Easy-to-Use Exposure Mode Dial
The α (alpha) DSLR-A700K’s topmounted dial gives you quick access
to Program Auto, Aperture priority,
Shutter-speed priority, Manual and full
Auto exposure setting modes -- as well
as six scene selection modes that
optimize camera focus, exposure,
brightness, contrast and other settings
for Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports
Action, Sunset and Night View/Portrait
Quick Setting Recall
Stamina® Power
Built-In Flash
Rugged Magnesium Alloy Body
XtraFine™ 3.0”1 LCD Screen with 921k
PhotoTV HD Viewing with HDMI™
Wireless Remote Control
Versatile Recording Formats
Powerful Supplied Software
Megapixel: 12.24 MP
Imaging Device: 12.24 (effective) APS
Exmor™ Sensor; 23.5 x 15.6 mm; RGB
primary color filter
White Balance: Auto plus 6 Modes
(Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Flash); +/- 3-step
adjustable Kelvin temperature
control (2500-9900k w/19-step
Magenta/Green compensation).
Self Timer: Yes (10 seconds, 2 seconds,
Memory Stick PRO™ Media
Compatibility: Tested to support up
to 8GB media capacity; does not
support Access Control security
Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off (all modes)
Burst Mode: Selectable Hi(5 FPS) Lo(3
FPS); JPEG Standard/Fine: Unlimited
to capacity of media; JPEG Extra
Fine: 8; cRAW (compressed): 24;
Color Mode(s): Standard, Vivid,
Neutral, Adobe RGB, Clear, Deep,
Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset,
Night view, Autumn, B/W, Sepia
(Except for Adobe RGB, all other
color modes use the sRGB color
Convenience Features
Histogram Display: Yes; RGB display;
Playback only
AF Illuminator Light: Yes, On/Off Select
Multi-Pattern Measuring: 40-segment
honeycomb pattern; Multi-segment,
Center Weighted, Spot
Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape,
Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night
Movie Mode(s): N/A
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (18-70mm kit)
Shutter Speed: 30 ∼ 1/8000 sec 55 step,
EV Compensation: ±3.0 EV, 0.3 EV / 0.5
EV steps selectable
Exposure: Program Shift: Yes,
Command Dial
Lens Type: Interchangeable A mount
Battery Type: NP-FM500H Lithium-ion
rechargeable battery
Battery Capacity: 7.2V, CIPA standard:
approx. 650 pictures3
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
Supplied Software: Image Data
Converter SR ver.2.0, Image Data
Lightbox SR ver.1.0, Remote Camera
Control ver.1.0 (all Windows &
Macintosh), Picture Motion Browser
Ver.2.1.02 (Windows only).
Operating System Compatibility:
Microsoft® Windows® 2000
Professional, XP Home and
Professional, Vista; Macintosh® OS X
(v 10.1.3 or later). OS must be
installed at the factory.
Bionz™ Engine: Yes w/ Dynamic Range
Optimizer. DRO Modes include Off,
Standard, Advanced Auto,
Advanced Manual, Advanced 3frame bracketing. Advanced Manual
include 5 adjustable levels.
Weights and Measurements
Weight (Approx.): 1 lb. 8 oz. (690 g)
body, not including battery, lens and
Dimensions (Approx.): (WHD) 5-5/8 x 41/4 x 3-1/4 (141.7 x 104.8 x 79.7 mm)
(excl. protrusions)
Inputs and Outputs
USB Port(s): Yes, Supports USB 2.0 Hispeed
Output(s): Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL
Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz. (690 g) body, not
including battery, lens and media
Measurements: (WHD) 5-5/8 x 4-1/4 x 31/4 (141.7 x 104.8 x 79.7 mm) (excl.
LCD: 3.0" TFT (921k pixels) LCD with
Clear Photo™ design
Viewfinder: Optical: TTL, 0.9x, 95%
Microphone: No/ No
Operating Conditions
Flash Effective Range: Manual popup;
Approx. GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100);
Coverage of up to 16 mm (in focal
length); Approx. 3 sec. recycling
time; Flash-ready indicator.
Flash Mode(s): Manual Pop-up: Auto,
Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Wireless off
camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM,
Focus: Visual Focus Confirm: Direct via
VF Matte Screen
Supplied Accessories
DT 18-70mm f3.5 zoom lens (27 - 105
35mm eq)(SAL-1870)
M-series Lithium-Ion Battery (NP-FM500H)
Battery Charger w/cord (ACVQ900AM)
Wireless Remote Commander (RMTDSLR1)
Video Cable
USB Cable
Shoulder strap with eyepiece cap and
Remote Commander clip
Body cap
Accessory shoe cap
Software/USB Driver CD-ROM
NOTE: No Memory Stick media is
Color: Black
UPC Code: 027242720992
1: Viewable area, measured diagonally.
2: HD Output requires a Sony® HDMI connector cable; HDTV sold separately.
3: Actual results may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.
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Last Updated: 10/08/2007
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