David Kilpatrick wrote:
Very different cameras. The A350 has a special quality of colour and contrast/D-range especially at ISO 100. Move it off ISO 100, and this special quality is diluted rapidly by increasing grain/noise. The A700 creates a slightly different looking image, a bit warmer in the yellow direction by default, and with more contrast and less highlight headroom. It is much better at ISO 400 and above.
I still find the A350 hard to beat for static, tripod, good light, excellent optics (and it needs excellent lenses). But I would hestitate to try to use it as my only camera. The A700, on the other hand, can be used for any task - amateur or pro.
Hi David, Thanks for the advice. Sorry took a while to get back, but fairly new to this game!
I have noted your comments and totally agree with them.
I think I will go ahead for A700, when finances allow.