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A700 is here

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by Gordon_McGeachie, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

  2. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Well done, the one I put up earlier was pulled.
     
  3. Kijamon

    Kijamon Member

    Looks great but I want to see prices before I can judge

    Could be tempted to sell the a100 and move upwards
     
  4. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    From what I can glean it'll start at about £950 (body only) but will no doubt get discounted in a couple of months.
     
  5. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Seems to have gone again !

    MickLL
     
  6. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    All the sites seem to have dropped the flash presentation.

    Anyway, here's most of what you'll be looking for.
     
  8. mike_j

    mike_j Well-Known Member

    dpreview has a proper preview.

    Very KM 7d like with improvements
     
  9. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Looks like a very capable machine.

    There's one feature that may be a problem for me. It seems that they have 'lost' the connector for a remote cable (I use it incessantly on my 7D and 9). There's mention of a remote (supplied) which may do the job but I'd like to know more. I once saw a camera with a remote and you had to have your hand in front of the camera and point the remote at a sensor mounted on the front. Of course for insect macro work (90% of my interest) that's a complete disaster.

    MickLL

    Damien (if you are listening) please can you cover that point in your eventual review.
     
  10. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    Just watched this youtube video

    youtube video

    sorry about the long link but I dont know how to make it into one word.

    Moderator's note: instructions on posting a web link here.
     
  11. mike_j

    mike_j Well-Known Member

    Very capable and very nice but not enough to make me gutted that I jumped ship.
     
  12. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    thanks to the mod for the link to tinyurl.
     
  13. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    Mick,

    The remote is there check out this image the size indicates that it is the standard Minolta RC1000 remote which will be used
     
  14. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Ron,
    I suppose that you could be right but the review that I read seemed to indicate that those doors had other uses such as card compartment, TV connector etc.

    I was also worried that the 'remote' had only one function if the camera was not connected to a TV and that was to trip the shutter.

    As I said in my other post the only camera I've seen with such a remote needed you to point it at the front of the camera. It seemed to be doing effectively the same thing as a self timer.

    I guess that it's wait and see.

    MickLL
     
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    The link has gone again. Sony are teasing us.
     
  16. Nigel_Atherton

    Nigel_Atherton Group Editor

    I can confirm that you can definitely connect a wired remote because they had both (long and short) on display next to the a700 as part of its range of available accessories.
     
  17. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Thanks - don't tell SWMBO she thinks that I won't be interested because it will be no good for 'my' photography. :)

    MickLL
     
  18. liamjames91

    liamjames91 Well-Known Member

    'magpie instincts' are kicking in (attraction to shiney things) just looked at sonys promo video HERE
    WOW!! :D is all i can say, thats one hell of a good video, very impressed!
     

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