Sony DSC-F707 update!|
(Friday, November 23, 2001 - 17:49 EST)
Dave shares his thoughts on Sony's top-notch digicam after trying out a full production model...
(Dave here) - Well, I'm finally getting dug out after the major schedule monkeywrench of the annual Comdex show. I've completed an update to my review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707, which is currently the hottest camera on the entire IR site, drawing more clicks than any other. I was very impressed with the F707 when I first saw the prototype, and the re-test of a production unit has done little to abate my enthusiasm.
Relative to the prototype, exposure seems a bit more accurate, color is overall a bit truer, greens aren't so overblown, and white balance is much better with no green tinge, but intense reds are still a bit oversaturated. Noise seemed just slightly higher on this unit than on the first one I tested, but is still excellent, at the top of the field. White balance in extreme low light has also been improved markedly, with the 707 now at the top of the field in that respect as well.
Check out the review for all the details, see the conclusions page for my updated conclusions (is that redundant?) and check the picture index page for a detailed analysis of what I found. A very impressive camera, clearly worthy of the attention it's drawing.