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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony's A700 is an up-spec version of last year's introductory A100. The A700 is a environmentally sealed plastic/metal mix with an upgraded image processing pipeline making use of Sony's new 12MP 'Exmor' sensor. This chip embeds analog-digital conversion and noise reduction which has an odd side-effect of applying noise reduction before generating a raw file (now optionally losslessly compressed). The camera itself is slightly bigger and heavier than the A100. Both shutter speed (1/8000s) and flash-sync have both added faster options (1/250s); while the auto-ISO mode runs the natural range of ISO 200-1600.