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 Post subject: wanting a A700
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:20 pm 
hi guys! havent been here for awhile too busy traveling and playing with my A350.
i was thinking about getting the A700 since the price has drop so much and selling off my A350
just wondering if its worth going A700 over the A350?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:40 pm 
Definitely! go for it! (coming from an almost 2 year A700 user)
But then again, the upgrade is due quite soon I suppose... maybe you can wait a few more months and get that.

But to answer your question plainly without thinking about future models... the A700 trumps the A350 in everything except resolution and live view. The built quality, high iso performance and just the fact that the body is nice and big ( I have big hands) are all great selling points. Just remember that a better camera only makes the experience of taking a photo better in some ways, it doesn't cause you to suddenly take better photos...


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At the risk of confusing matters, have you also considered the A550? On paper spec, it is like they got all the good bits from the A350 and A700 and stuck them together with more. As it is new it'll probably work out a bit more expensive than the A700. The A700 I believe will still have an advantage in more controls for settings and a bigger viewfinder.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:44 pm 
and better sealing


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:44 pm 
yeah i also got the a large hands. i like that it takes 5fps, i do a few motor sport events and just though that 5fps is perfect.
I still on a budget on the camera so i dont think i can afford the new A550 when its out. my theory is buy a good camera and use the rest of the money on the lenese!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:35 am 
I think the A700 would be a nice upgrade...but why sell the A350? I would keep it (unless your desperately frustrated with it) if you can afford to.

You never know when you might need a spare body (might get a paying gig, or whatever) and I doubt you'll be able to recoup that much in cost (depending on wear, maybe around 300.00 at best?). You'll have the great viewfinder, high fps and better noise control of the A700, but also live view in the form of the A350.


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You don't have to have big hands to appreciate the a700's grip and layout by the way. I don't have them, but I still find the a700 ergonomics best of its class. For me, one of the major reasons to buy it. :)

As Popo advised, also consider taking a look at Sony's latest offerings (a500/a550).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:24 am 
i am A700 user and i loved it and i have no idea with a5xx'S but to tel you I'm A Fil and with my small hands and big body of A700 + heavy weight + little knowlege in photography = i feel i am little confident to take pics with it

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 Post subject: A700P
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:46 pm 
If you want a A700 get a A700P with the 16-105 mm it a great lens and you can get a deal right now on this a year ago this kit was going for between $1900 and $2090 i got the kit with a VG Grip for $1550 new in the box they even gave me 2- 62mm (UV) (CirPL) filters by Hoya now that what i call a deal.. but don't want if you want one do it ... 8)


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