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3.7 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F505V

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

energenix
23 June 2012
Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Construction 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
14 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The F505 has caused quite a stir over the last couple of weeks, it's announcement clouded in secrecy and cleverly exposed day by day until we were presented with the full specifications. This is a camera which combines elements from many different digicam designs to present us with what is undoubtedly Sony's best digital camera to date.
  • Pros: Excellent overall image quality, Very good white balance, Well implemented manual features: good manual focus, good manual white balance, Good program modes: Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Night modes, Good quality, sharp lens system with excellent zoom range (38mm - 190mm), Relatively good Macro ability (down to 1.5" across frame), The best LCD I've seen on any digital camera (you can use it in direct sunlight), Fast LCD refresh rate, Great battery life from So...
  • Cons: Overly aggressive JPEG compression modes, No uncompressed image format, No anti-red-eye flash mode, No external flash connectivity (no flash synch), No ISO control, No internal memory buffer - you have to wait for image to be written to MemoryStick before shooting next image, Some controls would have been nice on the camera body (aperture / shutter speed), Limited low light ability, Limited shutter speed range in Shutter Priority (1/8s is slowest shutter speed), Some ...
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Construction 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
14 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-F505V: (3 megapixel class) The DSC-F505V has managed to overtake the Nikon Coolpix 990 (in my opinion) for and great combination of image quality and value for money (especially with that big lens). Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles (do you use them all??
  • Pros: Sharp, high resolution and vividly coloured images, Little or no visible red channel noise, High quality Carl Zeiss designed lens, Big, usable 5 x zoom, Excellent available controls on outside of camera, Silent focus & zoom mechanism, One-push manual white balance, Manual focus ring on lens barrel, Very little chromatic aberrations (thanks to the quality of the glass), Good selection of program modes: Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Night, Spot etc., Excellent In...
  • Cons: Slow, both in start up but more importantly focusing, lag and between shots, Some Barrel distortion at wide angles and Pincushion at Tele, No viewfinder, Aperture priority mode crippled by minimum 1/30s shutter speed, Less manual features / flexibility than some of the competition, Lack of "in between" JPEG modes (something around 800KB), Not enough controls on the outside of the camera (exposure compensation??), Sometimes fiddley menu system, Slightly odd ergonomics ...
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