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Sony DSC-F828 Review

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The Cybershot DSC-F828 was announced on 15th August, this new camera is very obviously a development of the DSC-F717 design. Just under a year since the F717 and Sony's flagship prosumer digital camera has certainly undergone a large number of changes, not least of which is the switch from the electronically zoomed five times lens of the F707/F717 to an all new mechanical zoom seven times lens with Carl Zeiss T* coating and a wide angle 28 mm equiv. capability. Sony has also chosen to go with their latest sensor, the all new eight megapixel four-color (RGBE) 2/3" type (8.8 x 6.6 mm) CCD. Ignoring all other changes this makes a formidable combination, a high quality mechanically linked zoom lens combined with the resolution of an eight megapixel CCD. This camera is arguably the most important prosumer digital camera this year.


 More information :  Announced 15-Aug-03
 Max resolution :     3264 x 2448
 Low resolution  :    2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
 Image ratio w:h  :    4:3, 3:2
 Effective pixels  :    8.0 million
 Sensor photo detectors  :    8.3 million
 Sensor size :     2/3 " (8.80 x 6.60 mm)
 Sensor type   :   CCD
 Colour filter array   :   RGBE
 Sensor manufacturer  :    Sony
 ISO rating   :   Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800
 Zoom wide (W)  :    28 mm
 Zoom tele (T)   :   200 mm (7.1 x)
 Digital zoom  :    Yes, 2 x
 Image stabilization :     No
 Auto Focus  :    Yes
 Manual Focus    :  Yes, focus ring, inc. magnification
 Auto focus type   :   Multi-Point AF (5 area), Center AF, Spot AF (flexible)
 Normal focus range  :    50 cm
 Macro focus range :     2 cm
 White balance override  :    5 positions plus manual
 Aperture range :     F2.0 – F2.8 / F8.0
 Min shutter  :    30 sec
 Max shutter   :   1/3200 sec
 Built-in Flash  :    Yes, pop-up
 Flash guide no.       
 External flash  :    Yes, hot-shoe / ACC
 Flash modes :     Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Ext
 Exposure compensation :     -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV Steps
 Metering  :    Multi-Segment, Center weighted, Spot
 Aperture priority :     Yes
 Shutter priority  :    Yes
 Focal length multiplier       
 Lens thread  :    58 mm
 Continuous Drive :     Yes
 Movie Clips :     Yes, MPEG VX (VGA, 16/30 fps, unlimited)
 Remote control   :   Optional wired
 Tripod mount :     Yes
 Self-timer  :    10 sec
 Timelapse recording  :    No
 Orientation sensor  :    No
 Storage types :     Memory Stick / Pro, Compact Flash (Type I or II)
 Storage included  :    None
 Uncompressed format  :    RAW, TIFF
 Compressed format  :    JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
 Quality Levels  :    Standard, Fine
 Viewfinder   :   EVF
 LCD  :    1.8 "
 LCD Pixels   :   134,000
 Video out :     Yes
 USB   :   Yes, 2.0
 Firewire (IEEE 1394) :     No
 Battery / Charger :     Yes
 Battery  :    InfoLithium (NP-FM50) & charger
 Weight (inc. batteries)  :    906 g (32 oz)
 Dimensions :     134 x 91 x 156 mm (5.3 x 3.6 x 6.1 in)
 Notes  :    Carl Zeiss T* lens, mechanically linked zoom ring


Large for its class; no Adobe RGB color-space support; very slow RAW capture; frequent chromatic aberration; no override for automatic power-off; JPEG-only continuous shooting; no custom settings. Despite a few unfortunate flaws, the DSC-F828 has a lot to offer enthusiasts who don't shoot a lot of RAW images.





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