The Bottom Line
The Sony Cyber-shot F828 has many features and options, including capturing an astouding 8 megapixels for images. It also captures movies for up to three minutes at 15 frames per second. Its dual memory card slots are quite handy. The images can get some fringing or noise in certain light or certain ISO speeds. The pricetag is a bit high considering this isn't an SLR that allows for lens changes.
- Whopping 8 megapixels
- Dual memory card slots
- Comfortable to hold
- Can't change lenses
- Images can have noise or fringing
- Retails for $999
- Takes Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive and CompactFlash cards
- ISO modes include auto, 64, 100, 200, 400 and 800.
- Scenic modes include twilight, twilight portrait, portrait and landscape.
- Dimensions are 5 5/16x3 9/16x6 3/16 inch and weighs 2.12 pounds
Guide Review - Sony Cyber-shot F828
This is one of Sony's top of the line digital cameras. It has one of the highest megapixels for the $1,000 price, and allows pros and advanced hobbyists to gain more control over their images with manual controls. It records images in jpeg fine/standard, tiff, raw and in burst auto bracketing. You can add a voice memo for e-mail. It also features a great 7x optical zoom with another 2x digital zoom, and the camera's range is equivalent to 28-200mm on a 35-mm camera. It has five-point automatic focusing, or you can take over with manual focus. The worst thing about this camera is that it isn't a true SLR, and at this price you can get one (see my review of the Canon Digital Rebel in the links to the right). Overall, a very nice camera for the price.