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.
- 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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