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4.2 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Construction 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
16 November 2004
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-F717: (5 megapixel prosumer) Sony could be accused of going down the easy 'product refresh' route, and indeed to a large degree the DSC-F717 is a 'refresh' of the DSC-F707. That said the DSC-F707 was such a good camera that the new DSC-F717 was bound to be good.
  • Pros: Still the best resolution of current five megapixel digital cameras, Improved colour response, far less "Sony like" and much more natural, Good dynamic range, exhibits good detail from shadow through to highlight, Low noise levels compared to other five megapixel digital cameras, Improved white balance options, Fast AF, improved ability to select AF area, low light AF good, Proportional by-wire zoom ring, works well, High quality, sharp and very fast (F2.0 - F2.4) 5x ...
  • Cons: Storage capacity - Memory Stick still limited to 128 MB, No ability to control colour saturation, tone or noise reduction, No user settings / memories, Limited burst ability, very fast but only 3 frames, Visible sharpening 'white halo' around black lines, Visible lens distortion with wide angle macros, Some barrel distortion at wide angle, Only two JPEG compression levels, Auto / Program AE limited by minimum 1/30 sec shutter speed, TIFF file save locks camera during ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

PC Magazine
26 October 2003
  • Excerpt: The Carl Zeiss 5X zoom lens on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 ($700 street) is almost as large and heavy as the camera itself, but viewing from almost any angle is easy, because the lens swivels 120 degrees. Zoom is electronically controlled, and you can vary the zooming speed by pressing the lever harder or lighter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

PC Magazine
26 October 2003
  • Excerpt: The Carl Zeiss 5X zoom lens on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 ($700 street) is almost as large and heavy as the camera itself, but viewing from almost any angle is easy, because the lens swivels 120 degrees. Zoom is electronically controlled, and you can vary the zooming speed by pressing the lever harder or lighter.
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Sony DSC-F717

Steve's Digicams
2 September 2002
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls Cyber-shot F717 Specifications Sensor Resolution (Pixels) 2/3-inch 5.24 megapixels (gross) 5.02 megapixel (effective) Image Dimensions 2560 x 1920, 2560(3:2), 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 Recording Formats JPEG (exif 2.2), TIFF, MPEG, GIF (text mode only) Sensitivity - ISO equivalent rating Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800 Lens Type 5x Carl Zeiss all-glass Vario Sonnar 10x precision digital zoom Lens - Focal Length f=9.7 - 48.5 mm...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
1 September 2002
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (see our review) was one of the big hits of the last year. It offered the best photo quality (for a 5MP camera) in many people's opinions, a fast 5X optical zoom lens, laser focusing system, manual controls, and much more. It's design is also very unique, to say the least.
  • Pros: Excellent 5 Megapixel photos, Lots of bells and whistles such as Nightshot, and zoom ring., Fast F2.0, 5X optical zoom lens, Hot shoe and histograms, at last, Great battery life, Many manual controls, Robust performance, One of the best movie modes out there, Support for USB 2.0, Support for conversion lenses and filters
  • Cons: Missing a lot of manual controls found on other cameras at this price, Reds are "too red" (and not a lot you can do about it), Loss of sharpness in image corners, Shutter speed limited to (no slower than) 1/30 sec in programmed/fully auto modes, No true continuous shooting mode, A RAW mode would be nice, Proprietary Memory Stick format
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Röviden: Sony DSC-F717

pixinfo.com
19 August 2005
  • Summary: A Photokinán a Minolta mellett a Sony is megjelent frissített 5 Mpixeles digitális fényképezőgépével. A DSC-F707-hez képest jelentős újítások kerültek a 717-es modellbe.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F717

Absolut Photo
21 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Nous avons décidé de revenir sur ce grand succès de Sony. Le F717, commercialisé en 2002, a connu une grande gloire d'une part grâce à son design assez particulier, mais aussi et surtout grâce à ses images d'une excellente qualité. Il dispose d'un capteur 5 mégapixels et d'un zoom 5x. Si il constituait anciennement le plus haut de gamme de la série CyberShot, ce n'est maintenant plus le cas. Néanmoins il reste une valeur sûre qui a fait ses preuves.
  • Pros: Photo infrarouge, Bonne qualité d'image
  • Cons: Ergonomie moyenne
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Overall 9
9.4
Picture quality 10
9.9
Ergonomics 10
10

Testsieger: Sony DCS-F717

CHIP Online
18 December 2003
  • Excerpt: Schon äußerlich hebt die Sony sich von den übrigen Produkten ab: Wie beim Vorgänger ist an einem Kompakt-Body – schwenkbar – ein bombastischer Tubus montiert, in dem das hochwertige Zeiss-Objektiv seinen Platz hat.
  • Pros: Sehr gutes Objektiv, USB 2.0-Anschluss
  • Cons: Recht groß für den Transport
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Akam.no
4 November 2003

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F717

CNET
9 December 2002
  • Conclusion: Le Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F717 à cinq mégapixels est excellent. Outre ses capacités haute résolution et son zoom optique 5X, il est doté d’excellentes options de créativité et d’un robuste jeu de commandes manuelles. Des images de haute qualité et des performances hors du commun complètent un ensemble qui devrait plaire aux passionnés de photo.
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