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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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July 8, 2005 7:08:39 PM

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I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 in the UK but when I
enquired in a few of our bigger London stores they said they had been
discontinued and suggested the reason was because they were clearing them
out to make way for a newer model. However, I can't find anything that
suggests that this current model is about to be replaced with a newer
version.

Does anyone know anything about this because I do not want to spend my hard
earned cash on an old version.

My Best Regards,

Barry
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July 9, 2005 6:00:54 AM

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<barry@bollex.com> wrote in message
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> I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 in the UK but when
I
> enquired in a few of our bigger London stores they said they had been
> discontinued and suggested the reason was because they were clearing them
> out to make way for a newer model. However, I can't find anything that
> suggests that this current model is about to be replaced with a newer
> version.
>
> Does anyone know anything about this because I do not want to spend my
hard
> earned cash on an old version.
>
> My Best Regards,
>
> Barry
>
Camera came out in Nov 2003
http://www.dcviews.com/_sony/f828.htm

Sony is still selling it on there web site.
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/...;sid=49y2EEETxXa2NAPcz2-8Gw4CLKkyVVnPaA0=?CategoryName=dcc_DIDigitalCameras_CybershotProDigitalCameras&Dept=cameras

Long link above:
Your shorter link is: http://makeashorterlink.com/?E2D85266B

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July 9, 2005 5:52:22 PM

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On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 15:08:39 GMT, <barry@bollex.com> wrote:

>I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 in the UK but when I
>enquired in a few of our bigger London stores they said they had been
>discontinued and suggested the reason was because they were clearing them
>out to make way for a newer model. However, I can't find anything that
>suggests that this current model is about to be replaced with a newer
>version.
>
>Does anyone know anything about this because I do not want to spend my hard
>earned cash on an old version.
>
>My Best Regards,
>
>Barry
>



Turned out to be a Bad Camera in the Optics or CCD. Read the Reviews , they
all say the same thing, but other than that, its a great camera with lots of
nice features..

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf828/page21.asp

DPreview.


Conclusion - Cons
Strong visible chromatic aberrations in backlit or reflections in bright sunny
conditions
Higher noise levels than the current crop of five megapixel digital cameras
Potential hue shift on overexposed greens
Visible sharpening 'white halo' around black lines
Barrel distortion at wide angle (although expected of such a wide angle DC
lens)
Difficult to get good macro performance without barrel distortion
Annoying shutter release locking issue where you must wait before re-pressing
Would have been nice to have Adobe RGB color space option
Average buffer size, not used for RAW or TIFF images which lock the camera
during write
No user settings / memories
No blinking highlights in histogram playback mode
Unrequired separate play mode, should have shooting priority full play mode
via QV button
Very small photosite compromising image quality (marketing over quality)?


This is some thing to wait for


http://www.dpreview.com/news/0506/05060202samsung_pro81...



Yes I have a Sony F717 and was very disappointed with the out come of the
F828
!