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SONY DSC-F828 Black 8.0MP 7X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

  • 2/3" CCD 8.0MP
  • 7X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • 1.8", 134,000 LCD
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General

Brand
SONY
Model
DSC-F828
Color
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.3" x 3.6" x 6.1"
Weight
2.12 lbs (955g) with accessories
Type
SLR-Style

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
2/3" CCD
Effective Pixels
8.0MP
Resolution
3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480

Lens

Optical Zoom
7X
Digital Zoom
0 - 5X Smart Zoom Feature(Depending upon resolution)
Wide Angle
28mm
Focal Length
28 mm - 200 mm
Aperture
F2.0 - F2.8 / F8.0

Shutter

Shutter Speed
30 sec - 1/3200 sec
Self-timer
10s
Remote Control
Optional wired

Focus

Focus Type
Multi-Point AF (5 area), Center AF, Spot AF (flexible)
Auto Focus
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
19.7" (50 cm)
Macro Focus Range
3/4" (2cm)

Flash

Flash Mode
Auto, On, Off, Anti-Red-Eye, Ext
Flash Range
19 3/4" - 14' 9 3/4" (0.5m - 4.5m)
External Flash
Supported

Exposure

Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Multi-Segment, Center weighted, Spot
Sensitivity
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800

White Balance

White Balance
Yes - 5 positions plus manual

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder
0.44" 235K Pixels TFT
LCD
1.8", 134,000

Functions

Startup Time
1.5s
Tripod Mount
Supported

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG, TIFF, RAW
Storage Media
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Compact Flash (Type I or II)

Movie

Movie Format
MPEG VX (VGA, 16/30 fps, unlimited)
Movie Recording
VGA, 16/30 fps, unlimited

Interface

USB
USB2.0
IEEE 1394
N/A
A/V Out
Yes
Mic
Yes

Battery

Battery
Li-ion Battery Pack

Packaging

Package Contents
NP-FM50 InfoLithiumR Rechargeable Battery AC-L15 AC Adapter/In-Camera Charger, A/V and USB Cables, Lens Hood, Lens Cap with Strap, Shoulder Strap, Software CD-ROM

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/15/2005 10:41:40 AM
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3 out of 5 eggs

Comments: This is a great consumer level camera. The only problem is that it cost more than DSLR.
Do you really need the camera which can't shoot anything decent on more than ISO 100, has usual for cheap super-mega-zooms chromatic abberations and cost almost 800$ ?
Sensor size, noise, viewfinder, AF speed, optics quality, flexibility of this camera is far from DSLR but price is just right there. So before you buy it, better think again.

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  • Mr. G.
  • 5/21/2005 4:29:34 PM
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3 out of 5 eggsGood but not in par w/ my Canon pro 1

Comments: I had this camera for 2 weeks now. Its a little big and heavy compared to the canon powershot pro 1. Picture quality is okay but i still preferred the quality of the canon. Build quality, i fing the body more plastic material than titanium or steel. A little bulky for the go around.

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  • William B.
  • 2/4/2005 3:24:47 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: I bought this camera to take wedding pictures with. This camera does everything. Great product, great price. Coupled with a 1GB 80X compact flash card this camera is unstopable

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2004 7:44:41 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Camera

Comments: This camera is great. Take the time to fully understand all the things you can do with this camera than you'll truly appriciate this. Many people complained about the purple fringe; its not as bad as it sounds. They don't show up on the actual pictures (only when looking at them on the lcd or viewfinder.) I'm really impressed with the shutter speed on this camera; you cannot move fast enough to make the picture blurry if you have it set on the right shutter speed. I've had this camera for over a month now and I've taken over 3000 pictures thus far....Great Camera!!!

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  • Aaron C.
  • 12/12/2004 6:43:35 AM
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5 out of 5 eggsSony Keeps getting better

Comments: First of all, NewEgg / Fedex delivered on time as usual despite a seeminly late ship. The camera is excellent. I upgraded from an f707 and am completely happy with the features and overall quality of the f828. I truely believe that the Sony DSCf7*7 and 828 have the finest lenses on a consumer level digital camera. The clarity of the images is nothing less than astounding. This is also the only consumer level digital camera (possibly the only one at all) that allows you to take infrared b&w images without any modifications to the camera, all you need is an IR filter.

Bottom line: If you love photography and really care about the quality of your pictures, this is the camera you need.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/3/2004 1:19:21 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsI Love this camera!

Comments: NewEgg shipped it quickly and perfectly as always...I own two 8meg cameras...two four meg and and old two meg...This Sony is the Best of the bunch...If you own an SLR and usually carry it around with your favorite lense in it ...then the size and weight of this wont bother you...I have taken thousands of photos since spring and can tell you why the Sony is better than most of the other 8meg offerings....Focus area is huge!....and fast....my other 8meg camera was always missing focus....this camera is as simple as a point and shoot....Lense Quality is Legendary....FLESH TONES ARE AWSOME!....Most of us shoot portraits/family shots....sony knows this and this camera is designed for that....dont have to run everything through photoshop because your kid's skin looked blue...macro is incredible....can be set to manual if you need to...My friends all bought 6meg DSLR'S...and I laughed because no one has the disipline to carry around three lenses....and this camera has 8megs....VERY important when you use a portion of your original and crop it...I am printing 13x19 and am getting no pixelation at all....that's poster size....anyway....Buy this with confidence!....it is a serious tool that's easy to use....

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  • Marcin T.
  • 7/29/2004 2:17:29 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat camera!

Comments: I dont know from where to begin. First of all thank you to newegg.com for fast delivery and good deal. I'm not preofesional photographer, more of a home user but i like to have the best stuff. I got laser color printer a while ago and my old sony mvc-fd73 was simply not good enough for it anymore. I did alot of research and tests with many different cameras from 5mp to 8mp and the best results cameout on F828. The truth is its very hard to observe the difference between 5mp and 8mp and its even harder to tell which brand of 8mp is better. Every hardware, printer and computer may work differently with different cameras. The other reason I choose Sony because I had my sony mavica fd73 for 8 years and I had not a single problem with it. F828 is also easy to use, i haven't even read the manuals to know how to use it. Also the quality of pictures are awsome and at 8mp its so detailed that it made my mom to run to the store and get a new makeup set. I cant wait to go upstate and take more pictures !

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  • Laurel C.
  • 6/14/2004 5:35:34 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: Recently gave my Minolta Dimage 5 to my son. Bought a Dimage Z1 for the wife (she still doesn't use it). Went on vacation through the South looking at cameras in camera shops in large cities and bought numerous trade publications and reviewed the various 8mb cameras plus the Nikon D70 and Canon Rebel DSLRs.

What I really wanted was to stay with Minolta and the the A2 since it had every single feature I wanted in a camera and was the logical progression from my Dimage 5. I elected to not go with the Dimage A2 due to all the negative (overwhelming) hype about quality control and "soft" pictures and less than stellar clarity and color quality compared to other digital cameras in that price range ($850 - $1100).

I narrowed it down after two months of research to the Nikon D70, Canon Rebel (both of the DSLRs for pic quality and lens expansion), Olympus C8080 (for pic quality) and finally the Sony DSCF828.

A friend of mine has the Canon D10 with literally over $10K in lens investments. The reason I bring all this up is to demonstrate why I went with the DSF828.

We were flying in my friends twin turbo at 14,000 feet when another plane identical to his came across our bow at about a half mile out. In the time it took him to change from the 30-70mm lens to a 400mm lens - the SHOT WAS GONE! He looked over at me and said, "This is why you don't want a DSLR."

Not to take anything away from the beautiful DSLRs that have come out in the past 9 months, I went with the DSF828 for it's superb Carl Zeiss lens and it's equally fast F.28 focal lenght lens (through the entire 28-200 spectrum).

That, along with countless hours spent comparing the online photo shoots between the A2, C8080, D70, etc. convinced me the quality of photo from the DSF828 was the way for me to go.

PROS:
- 8MB Digiprocessor for cropping high-quality crops from photos without losing the quality of the cropped picture. (Including RAW)
- Superb Carl Zeis 28-200 smooth-as-silk manual focus (true focal) high-speed lens (designed new from the ground up for the DSF828 with the 8MB DP.
- Stunning quality of color, crispness, and clarity of portrait shots and very fast multiple shot capability. (So close to the DSLR output, you would have to be a pro to tell the difference.)
- Capability to autofocus in very low light - even in COMPLETE TOTAL DARKNESS using the INFRASCAN feature. (You can literally take pictures in a completely dark room.)
- COMPACT FLASH MicroDrive support (a must) for doing 640x480 true color video with sound (limited only by the size of you CF).
- Expansion lenses and flash accessories available to please most photoenthusiasts - you can never please everyone). TIP: For less than $90, you can find the Sony HVL-F1000 that works GREAT with this camera. It autopowers on and off when you power up the camera, saving battery life. Plus, it works great with the DSF828's autofocus out to 25 feet).
- LONG BATTER LIFE. I've had mine a week and taken hundreds of 8MB photos and several movies and still have at least 20 minutes (it tells you down to the minute the battery levels) left.
- BUILD QUALITY and fitment. It pours out of this camera. Plus, SONY just extended the factory warrany with parts and labor to ONE FULL YEAR. The build quality is second to none and the camera exudes confidence in handling and features.
- 4-color SUPERHAD CCD. All the rest use the 3-color spectrum. Sony's 4-color SUPERHAD CCD produces beautiful color nature scenes and human and animal portraits are splendid.
- Much more.

CONS:
- HEAVY and HUGE. This is *not* your casual camera. You can't put it in your pocket. Really, (if you are female), you can't put it in your purse. (Make sure you get the dedicated SONY DSF828 case for this puppy - it's fits like a glove, looks really great, and it really protects it.
- Purple fringe. Yes, it really does exist, Martha. But it mainly shows up when shooting shiny metal objects with the flash or heavily-lit water or other reflection scenes (e.g., sun reflecting off of skyscrapers). This is not really a big deal, and will only surface very rarely.
- Umm... I'm still trying to find them.

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  • David D.
  • 6/7/2004 12:56:38 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsWow

Comments: Bought this camera from Newegg two weeks ago. I'm a seasoned dig camera user but no professional. I debated whether to bo with this one or a Dslr Nikon d70. I read days worth of reviews about various problems with this camera and it seemed to be the minority of users (who were loudest of course). This camera takes stunning pictures, so true to life color. Blows my older Olympus away. Shutter speeds are ultra fast which was the problem with the canon G5 I returned. I can finally snap pictures of my kids before they run away. I ordered the f32x external flash (which is hard to obtain) and it makes indoor shots look professional. Very little CA and other issues, just stunning pictures overall. The lense is awesome and is primarily why I went with this camera. Sure I could have spent xx for a Nikon d70 and similar lens and MAYBE the pictures would be slighly better. Very happy with purchase.

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