Sony Cyber-shot F707

Sony Cyber-shot F707

Sony Cyber-shot F707 is the subject of the lates Dino Bytes retro review. From the caption:

Can YOUR camera see in complete darkness? Can it become a full spectrum imager with the flick of a switch? Back in 2001, the Sony F707 could, and in my latest Dino Bytes review, I try it out 22 years later.

Spoiler alert: the pictures will surprise you.

Here’s a DPR story from 2001 who highly recommend the Cyber-shot. You can buy one used on Amazon or eBay. I do own a Cyber-shot, the rx1R II.

  • 5.24-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as high as 2,560 x 1,920 pixels. (4.94 million effective pixels)
  • 1.8-inch color LCD monitor.
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with data display.
  • 5x optical zoom with 2x Precision Digital Zoom.
  • 9.7-48.5mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, equivalent to a 38-190mm lens on a 35mm camera
  • High-tech Autofocus for challenging lighting situations (see below), plus Manual focus option.
  • Hologram AF assist light for low-light and low-contrast focusing.
  • NightShot and NightFraming IR modes for “no light” framing and shooting.
  • Through-the-lens (TTL) flash metering.
  • Adjustable apertures from f/2 to f/8.
  • Program AE, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus three preset Scene modes.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/1,000 to 30 seconds.
  • Adjustable ISO with sensitivity equivalents of Auto, 100, 200, and 400.
  • White Balance setting with three presets and a manual setting.
  • Multi-Pattern, Center-Weighted, and Spot metering options.
  • Built-in, pop-up flash with four modes.
  • External flash “cold” shoe and connection socket.
  • Movie with sound recording mode.
  • “Burst 3,” Auto Exposure Bracketing, E-Mail, Voice, and 10-second Self-Timer modes.
  • Uncompressed TIFF, GIF, and JPEG image file formats (movies saved as MPEG).
  • Image storage on Sony Memory Stick (16MB stick included).
  • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.
  • Power from Sony NP-FM50 lithium-ion battery pack or AC adapter (included).
  • AV Cable with NTSC and PAL format options
  • USB cable and software CD for quick connection to a computer.

I enjoyed the fun Gordon had with this relic, while prefer modern digital cameras, like the just-released a6700.

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