Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F707: test and review

What strikes immediately on the DSC-F707 is the size of the zoom. Sony took the opportunity to be defer usually functions present on the housing: zoom control (which falls very naturally under the thumb), developed selector, white balance, flash retractable claw and flash contact, tripod socket and even the USB connector. This perspective is also noted for its quality: a 5x zoom autofocus an outstanding dive.

To go along, Sony did not skimp on the sensor, which tu blithely 5 megapixel offering a maximum resolution of 2560 x capture 1920 pixels without interpolation. Such a resolution opens the door to A3 prints very stung even once the cropped image.

The target is achieved either on an LCD screen boasting a sufficient refresh rate or an electronic viewfinder with an optical corrector. And unlike some competitors who hardly displayed a mash of pixels, electronic viewfinder offers a fine contrast image.

The range of shooting modes cover all needs: automatic, aperture priority or speed, manual, macro mode (up to 2 cm from the lens), Burst (three consecutive images), AEB ( of photographing several times

the same subject in varying shooting settings) movie recording with synchronous sound.

The DSC-F707 enjoys the same NightShot brand, which can photograph or film in complete darkness (without flash of course). We should also mention the excellent battery life (2 hours 30 minutes) and intuitive ergonomics of use (once past the small learning period due to the multiplicity of commands). The only regret regarding storage, a 16MB Memory Stick, which appears very limited (5-6 pictures at maximum resolution) on a device of this price.