Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707
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Sony F707 Retrospective Review
B. C. Dunlap, Amazon
3 November 2008
Summary: I'm out shopping for a new camcorder and am leaning towards a Sony model. This brought to mind my Sony F707. **ON THE UP SIDE** I bought it in 2001 and paid a lot. I think with all the stuff I got with it, it came to about $1300. Best money I ever spent on an electronic device. First off - if you have this camera or are picking one up, drop $10 on an appropriately sized UV lens attachment. It doesn't really change your pictures, at all (it's a clear lens).
Summary: Like most people about to buy a digital camera, I did a lot of research. A lot. When it came down to making a decision about price vs. value, I kept coming back to the 707. It really came down to the incredibly high resolution, the Zeiss lens and the EFT veiwfinder which although not the ideal, it's damn good for an EFT. It also has a very functional diopter adjuster which makes the viewfinder the best in its class.
Summary: Prior to owning the Sony DSC-F707, I had a Kodak DC290. I thought that the Kodak was pretty decent, but after acquiring this camera, I totally abandoned the Kodak. Not only does this camera have exceptional zoom ability, but it also has a macro for taking close-up's! In case you wonder about the quality of this camera, just take a close-up of a penny on the side with the Lincoln memorial. You can even see the statue of Lincoln quite clearly! It's truly amazing!
Summary: I bought this camera a year ago as an upgrade from the P70 because I wanted something with manual focus and a higher resolution. I've been extremely satisfied with the picture quality, although a slightly faster lens would have made taking indoor pictures easier without the flash. The image quality is astounding; everyone around me is amazed at what this camera can produce. 5MP is plenty for producing decently-sized prints.
Highs - Excellent Shots, Great Battery Life / Lows - Bulky
D. Roebuck "G-Town", Amazon
18 October 2002
Summary: I took this camera on a 10 day trip to Italy and it performed like a champ. I am continually amazed at the picture quality, both in night and day shots. Just as a primer, I went 10 days straight shooting off around 400mb worth of images per day. And each day, the lowest my battery ever came was 30 minutes. At the end of each day, i'd unload the pictures to my laptop and recharge the camera and start all over again the next day.
Summary: I own a graphic design studio, and with DSC F707 we could finish almost all projects without using any other still camera. Picture quality, color quality, exposure measuring, and all other functions work very well. There are other some cool feauters like night vision and night shot, which also work great. This a great still camera that exceeds expectations.
Summary: I have several digital cameras, and this one is far and away my favorite. For the average person (i.e., a non-professional photographer), this is a tremendous instrument. The 5.2 Mpixel resolution is fantastic, the controls are great and easy to use. Yes, you still should read the manual - because then you'll get even more out of this camera; but you can start using it pretty much right out of the box.
Summary: My wife and I each have a 707 and try to go out shooting at least once a week. I love this camera. I am going to list a few shortcomings, but trust me this is what technology should be and while our pair of Nikon 6006s have a few advantages over digital, the ease of use and instant gratification carry the day for the 707. It is slow as the dickens, don't expect to have much luck with action shots, this is the only reason the 717 has my attention.
Summary: I bought this camera in May of 2002 and found that I can take better pictures with it than I could with a film camera. It has all the major features of a high quality Nikon SLR that I own and still use for slides. The Zeiss lens is outstanding and has a big aperture, f2.0, impressive for a digital. On a vacation to Maui recently, I took over 400 pictures, and there ain't a bad one in the bunch. Maui continues to be a vibrant memory to me through these pictures.
Summary: The Sony F707 is what everyone who grew up with a 35mm SLR has been hoping their first digital camera would be. The picture quality rivals even the best consumer 35mm SLRs, the feature set is robust and the zoom lens (optical only) is equivalent to a 28mm to 194mm 35mm SLR lens. (You can turn the digital zoom off, and I do!) Picture quality is excellent, whether shooting sunsets or portraits. The color saturation and accuracy are astounding.