I think you summed it up nicely. Also connected to PC remote shooting would be nice.
Used this tethered shooting (that's what it's called, right?) a few times. Works quite good actually. Live View on the PC, like the 40D has, would be great though!
Alex, successor of the A700 competes against the D90? Aren't they at different levels. The A700 is positioned just below the D300, along with it's main rival the 40D. The D80 and the future D90 are positioned below both of those cameras...
16 megapixels, I think, would be too much on APS-C sized sensors, so unless it's full frame, which an A800 may be (successor of the A700 not), it's no good. High ISO performance just couldn't be good.
If Sony announced a seconds FF camera, I'd like it to have the same resolution as the A700 and have spectacular high ISO performance like e.g. the Nikon D3. I'd pay for that, big bucks! A slightly higher frame rate (6.5fps). As a kitlens, I'd suggest the Zeiss 24-70mm, with a discount of course, because it's bougth as a kit
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