Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828
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A big disappointment
Steven M. Stedman, Amazon
21 May 2008
Summary: This camera was such a big disappointment, I am so frustrated with it. I have had this camera for over 3 years, and I just hate it. The lens and the sensor size don't allow you to do much. I had the Sony DSC-F717 before the 828. I loved the 717 at the time, but I dropped the 717, and though that I would go with the 828 as an upgrade to the 717.
Summary: I was looking for a great camrea and this model had great reviews. I just love pictures. Instead I got a camera that the battery door is broke and can not remove the battery for charging or replacement.
Summary: DSC Series camera all have a CCD imager defect that will leave screen blank after you use the camera for 2 or 3 years. (Do a google search. You will find out what happened.) Sony knew this problem years ago. But refuse to fix it. They will wait until the camera fail and then charge you $300 to fix it. That's what happens to my DSC-F717. Ever wondering why Dell, HP etc all recall Sony battery for laptop, but Sony did not recall their own laptop battery?
Summary: Apparently playing mega pixel gamea and putting flashy stickers on camera body is more important to Sony than image quality. Images from this camera show excessive purple fringing and noise. Don't get me wrong, I like some other aspects of the camera, such as solid built magnesium body, great zoom range (28mm-200mm in 35mm equivilant), dual storage support(CF and Sony priporitary Memeory Stick).
Summary: Having owned 4 Sony cameras in the past few years, I was eargerly waiting the arrival of the F828. What a disappointment. Either it is badly made/designed (trying to fit 8Mp into a 2/3 sensor) or seriously faulty. Sony claim neither, but eh, they would! Every review site I've seen say the same thing - there is a tremendous amount of Chromatic Aberations (known as purple fringing) and far too much noise in ISO 200 onwards.
Summary: Mi cámara debe tener el enfoque jodido. La compré en la FNAC, no en un sitio pirata. Hoy he hecho fotos de una comunión en la calle y os aseguro que la mayoría de las fotos salen desenfocadas, movidas, etc... Trabajo en diseño web y he hecho miles de fotos, como os decía en especial de flores con mi anterior Sony y esa cámara era una maravilla.