Full set of test shots posted for Sony DSC-F717!|
(Saturday, September 7, 2002 - 16:48 EDT)
Sony was unusually quick getting me a production model of the F717, and I've now shot and posted a full set of test photos from it.
Sony got me a full-production model of the F717 much faster than I'd expected, and I've responded in kind by getting all my standard test photos shot and analyzed in jig time. They're all up now, on the F717's Sample Pictures page, including my detailed analysis. I'll get back to the review itself in a day or two, to update my conclusions there, and I'm also working on a gallery of "random" shots with the 717, to show how it behaves under a wider range of conditions.
My initial impressions based on the prototype model have been borne out, now that I've managed to test a production unit. Multiple functions are noticeably improved relative to the F707. The F717 still oversaturates strong reds a little, although seemingly not to the extent that the F707 did, and the 717's handling of greens is much better. Tone, resolution, noise, and color handling are all excellent overall. See the Sample Pictures page for all the details!