This plate dat ZE-700 is one of the worst built by the firm despite Sony one attractive design first glance but watch out:
The internal mechanics (largest in detail one dat) is not robust and quickly goes awry.
is one entry-level model for the general public and not Pro.
DTC-790 has the same mechanism announced by the end of sony dat ...
In the same series ZE-700 is that it is always the same failures that happen and often on the same mechanical parts.
Tape guides are blocked or let go very quickly.
Repair is also very difficult to see even very expensive, of + Sony provided no more spare parts for this model or other dat.
On ze-700 must be avoided to read bands 120 to 180 minutes, this is clearly notified on the "Service Manual"
Quality / Price: opportunity in this model should not exceed 60-75 €
with experience: I would do not choose to invest in this model 1 model but Pro + and robust over time.