Sony Cybershot DSCF828

Discussion in 'Sony' started by bruce, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. bruce

    bruce Guest

    I'm looking to buy a sony dsc f828. Just wondering were is the best place to
    get this camera from. the best price I've seen it is $1599. thanks in
    advance.

    Bruce
     
    bruce, Oct 22, 2004
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  2. bruce

    Miro Guest

    I dont think you should buy the Sony ..... it has all sorts of image
    problems. The Olympus C8080 leaves it for dead.

    Mind you ....... Xmas is coming up and you can expect DSLR cameras to cost
    this much by then.... I cant see the benefits of an expensive fixed lens
    camera like a SONY over a DSLR with a cheap zoom like a Canon 300D outfit or
    Nikon D70.

    DP review had some articles on 8 megapixel cameras.
     
    Miro, Oct 22, 2004
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    k Guest

    : I dont think you should buy the Sony ..... it has all sorts of image
    : problems. The Olympus C8080 leaves it for dead.
    :
    : Mind you ....... Xmas is coming up and you can expect DSLR cameras to cost
    : this much by then.... I cant see the benefits of an expensive fixed lens
    : camera like a SONY over a DSLR with a cheap zoom like a Canon 300D outfit
    or
    : Nikon D70.
    :
    : DP review had some articles on 8 megapixel cameras.

    I understand there was another series of the 828 manufactured that overcame
    the original problems and the new ones are excellent - and Sony didn't make
    a big deal about it because that's mean admitting the early models were less
    than perfect

    ...is what I've heard.

    I've also seen many pics from a friend who has one and can't fault them -
    compared to the d100 images I've seen at least.
     
    k, Oct 23, 2004
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  4. bruce

    Miro Guest

    your friend wouldnt happen to be Mr Magoo would he ? Chromatic defects
    abound in the F828.
     
    Miro, Oct 23, 2004
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  5. bruce

    Miro Guest

    I was looking at the price of 300D outfit and there isnt much in it.
     
    Miro, Oct 23, 2004
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  6. bruce

    Justin Thyme Guest

    There are a few reasons why you would buy one of these high end fixed zoom
    cameras over a DSLR. In this category there are a few choices - The Oly
    8080, Nikon 8700, Canon Pro1, Sony F828, and you could almost include the
    Fuji S7000 in this group. All of them except the sony are much less bulkier
    than a DSLR camera. This is a big reason why people choose this type of
    camera over a real DSLR.
    Another reason is convenience with the lens - Most of these cameras include
    a lens that is equivalent of a 28-200 (or more) - 28-200 is a very versatile
    zoom range, going from a fairly good wide angle to a decent amount of zoom.
    Sure you don't have the option of bigger zoom lenses or wider angle lenses
    like you do with DSLR, but you do have a versatile lens that covers 90% of
    the needs of 90% of the population. While you can get 28-200's pretty
    readily for film, with the conversion factor for a DSLR that isn't an
    attractive lens on a DSLR, currently you can't even get an 18-130 lens that
    would provide the same range in a single lens on a DSLR, so your only option
    is to change lenses. Again, I admit that a lens that has such a wide zoom
    range is a compromise and won't give the same image quality as a good prime
    or zoom with only a 3x range, but it is often not convenient to carry a
    large set of primes or a couple of zooms. And in some circumstances you will
    miss the shot if you have to change lenses to get an appropriate focal
    length.
    Finally, these high end non-slr cameras have one big advantage over current
    DSLR designs - they don't suffer from sensor dust.
    So yes if someone is after the best image quality they would probably be
    best to get a DSLR, but the high-end non-slr digitals do certainly have
    their place in the grand scheme of things. But I do agree with one point of
    yours Miro - I don't understand why anyone would by a Sony digicam - IMO
    they are all overpriced and underperforming. The only sony that I would
    consider is their ultra-slim range (DSCT11 I think) - there isn't much that
    competes with the features at that size, but in pretty all their other
    ranges, you get a far better camera at a lower price from Canon, Nikon,
    Olympus, etc.
     
    Justin Thyme, Oct 23, 2004
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  7. Neither do the E-1 or E-300.
    Absolutely. What's the best camera for a job?

    The one you have on you at the time - and you're far more likely to be
    carrying an 8MP compact than a DSLR & lenses.
     
    Scott Hillard, Oct 26, 2004
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