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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88

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DP Review
21 October 2004
  • Conclusion: The Cyber-shot DSC F88 is something of a mixed bag - it's got some superb features and is lightning-fast, but the picture quality - especially sharpness - is far from the best of the 5MP pack (to be fair ,being so clean they respond well to Photoshop sharpening). The rotating lens is much more useful than you might first imagine, and allows you to get shots you simply couldn't take with a fixed lens - perfectly framed self-portraits, over the heads of crowds, even round...
  • Pros: Nicely built and nicely designed, Good exposure and accurate color, Clean, artifact-free images, Very fast and responsive, Superb macro (magnifying glass mode), Rotating lens for added shooting versatility, Very easy to use, Little or no chromatic aberration (purple fringing), Optional clip-on wide adaptor, Very good movie performance, Just enough manual control for point and shoot audience, Excellent battery life, Excellent screen, usable even in bright light (less s...
  • Cons: Resolution nothing special - some images lack critical sharpness, Images can be over-contrasty - losing highlight/shadow detail in bright conditions, Some fall-off in edge sharpness, Limited range of apertures and shutter speeds in manual mode, Zoom cannot be used in movie mode, Hard to find the 'half press' point on the shutter, Visible shadow noise at high ISO's, Limited flash range
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Dc Resource
27 July 2004
  • Excerpt: The Cyber-shot DSC-F88 ($450) brings an unique Sony camera design back to life. Long ago there were the DSC-F1, DSC-F55, and DSC-F77 (the latter was never sold in the U.S.), all of which had a clever inner-rotating lens. The DSC-F88 is the next generation version, using that same lens design but adding a 5.1 Megapixel CCD, manual controls, and a VGA movie mode.
  • Pros: Slick body design, rotating lens, Super-fast performance, Low noise levels at high ISOs, Limited manual controls, VGA movie mode (though only 16 fps), Supports wide-angle conversion lens, USB 2.0 High Speed support, AF-assist lamp, Histograms in record and playback mode, Nearly silent lens movement (but still no zoom in movie mode!)
  • Cons: Images tend to be fuzzy, lacking detail; some shadow noise as well, Some redeye, Fairly short flash range, More manual controls would be nice, LCD difficult to see in low light, Flimsy plastic door over memory card / battery slot, Mushy shutter release button (could just be my camera, though), Unimpressive software bundle (except for tutorial); not very Mac friendly either
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Steve's Digicams
19 July 2004
  • Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88 features a compact, metal body, fitted with an internal Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3X optical zoom lens that allows it to rotate 300 degrees, so you can see your pose in the camera's 1.8-inch LCD screen before snapping the picture, providing you with a flexible shooting style.
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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F88

13 July 2005
  • Conclusion: Une panoplie d’options et de réglages tout à fait correcte, une mise en route rapide, une bonne réactivité et sa résolution de 5 mégapixels font du Cyber shot DCS-F88 un appareil photo adapté à toutes les situations.
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Röviden: Sony DSC-F88

6 November 2004
  • Summary: Meddig tart az egységes márkaarculat? Mi az, ami még a balatoni diszkófényeket is lenyomja? Mi történt a Sony dizájnműhelyében? Létezett-e valaha DSC-FX77 nevű Sony fényképezőgép? Mindezekre választ kaphatnak kis történelmi kitekintővel fűszerezett bemutatónkból.
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nikkei BPnet
24 October 2004
  • Conclusion: 回転スタイルでの撮影は快適のひとこと。レンズを正面に向ければ普通のカメラのように撮影でき、くるっと回せばモニターを見ながらの自分撮りも可能。また、無理なくローポジションやハイポジションの姿勢がとれるため、人の肩越しの撮影も簡単で、花などの撮影も腹這いになる必要がない。腰の位置でカメラを構えれば、子どもやペットの視線に合わせた写真も撮れる。 また、手ぶれを起こしやすい室内や夜景の撮影時も、テーブルなどにカメラを置き、レンズの角度で構図を微調整できるのが便利だ。三脚と組み合わせることの少ないコンパクト機だけに、これは大きなアドバンテージとなるだろう。さらに、テーブル上の料理や小物の撮影など、目線の位置から見下ろした構図になりがちな写真も、ひと味違ったものになること請け合いだ。 マクロ撮影はズーム広角端でレンズ前約8cmと標準的だが、シーンセレクトモードに用意された拡大鏡モードでは、レンズ前1cmの超接写が可能だ。このような接写時も、回転レンズを生かしてカメラのポジションを工夫し、被写体にカメラの影が落ちて手暗がりになるのを防げるのは心強い。...
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