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Sony DSC-F707 Digital Camera

5MP 5x 1.8" 710g Apr 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Display Diagonal Weight Release Date
5.0 Effective Megapixel Super HAD CCD. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar Lens. 5x Optical Zoom (Carl Zeiss lens). Rotating Multi-angle Lens. Burst Mode. Shutter Speed Priority. Aperture Priority. Electrical... More
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Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and zdnet.co.uk the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 80 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 11 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is superb. If all the cameras of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average user review score then this Sony camera is in the top 10%.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Fifteen years ago "badlydrawnboy69" mentioned in their review of this digital camera “He turns out excellent photos”. "badlydrawnboy69" also mentioned “Even then the camera manages to come out with decent pictures - albit grainy sometimes.”. Rob P mentioned “The Olympus C2000Z (2.1MP) does produce excellent pictures to be fair.”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. One purchaser rated it as very good and said “Easy to use and with a host of 'goodies', blowing up to A3+ is still more than acceptable” in their review. Rob P rated this digital camera 4 stars and he mentioned “The huge optical viewfinder on my Minolta Dynax is so much more pleasant to use”.

One Sony DSC-F707 reviewer mentioned that it had a good interface. "badlydrawnboy69" wrote fifteen years ago “Some short pointers -*interface > the easy of use its just incredible, i let my 9 year old brother use it”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Sony DSC-F707 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. "badlydrawnboy69" wrote fifteen years ago “Thats nice.*movie > some moments are better captured as a movie then still picture!These are the most things i appreciate about the f707” in their review of this digital camera.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 13,635 user and expert reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its cameras range.

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Good Product Quality

Two Sony DSC-F707 reviewers concluded that it was good quality. One purchaser mentioned “Almost struggling with coming to terms with the fact that producing anything like acceptable quality pictures lay fairly”. Rob P wrote on Amazon “Processing speed is good, memory sticks are good to be honest (just not compatible with anything else)and picture quality is superb, even at resolutions lower than best”.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony DSC-F707 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. One reviewer wrote on Amazon “My advice for what it is worth; spend the little extra money and get this wonderful camera- you won't be dissapointed” in their review of the Sony DSC-F707.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was cheap. Zdnet.co.uk gave the Sony DSC-F707 a rating of 4 stars and said “If an inexpensive semi-professional model is what youre after” in their review of the Sony DSC-F707.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder.

Good Technical Features

One Sony DSC-F707 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-F707 considered that it had good features. Fifteen years ago Rob P said “The laser hologram AF is quite simply amazing and the camera is packed with features, with them being easy to access” in his Sony DSC-F707 review and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-F707 owner considered that the product had a good lens. One reviewer said “I've got the results to prove it ! The lens is fantastic” in their review.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good looking. "badlydrawnboy69" mentioned “Yeah, just a beautiful camera which allows you a lot of freedom” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Sony DSC-F707 a score of 5 stars.

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One Sony DSC-F707 owner who reviewed it said that it was well made. Rob P wrote in his review “Many features are built into the camera which I would previously have had to do with a photo editing package on the PC” .

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Rob P gave the Sony DSC-F707 a score of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The other huge plus for the Sony is battery life - the Olympus, with the LCD screen on, lasts only about 10 minutes on a fresh set of batteries”.

Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-F707 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this Sony camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Sony DSC-F707 owner thought it was not heavy and bulky. "badlydrawnboy69" wrote in their review “The only draw back (not MS size anymore, i got a few), is the size of the baby, its just sometimes bulky to carry around.” .

Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 1.8 inches, the Sony DSC-F707 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-F707. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-F707 is 1.4" and the largest is 7.5".

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-F707 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The DSC-F707 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-F707 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The DSC-F707 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-F707 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-F707 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a built-in flash. The DSC-F707 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-F707 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-F707 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-F707, the DSC-F707 is not 3D.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-F707

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

The Sony DSC-F707 has a fairly typical weight (710 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX200V[plb_2082742_price] (531g) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DSC-F707 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-F707.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (30x).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 5 megapixels, the DSC-F707 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-QX30[plb_2444747_price] (20.4MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Megapixel
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Filter Size
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Flash
Flash Modes
Pre-Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
Camera
White Balance
Playback Zoom (max)
Start-Up Time
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Priority AE
Trimming
Electrical Viewfinder
Conversion Function
Technical Details
Optical Sensor Size

Expert Reviews

(5)
12 February 2002

Specs: Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Memory Stick, Maximum Resolution: 2560 x...

5 February 2002

If youre looking for a top-notch consumer digital camera, Sonys Cyber-shot DSC-F707 should be on your shortlist. But if an inexpensive semi-professional model is what youre after, the F707s... Read more…

21 August 2001

Dark Angel Review based on a full production Cyber-shot DSC-F707* The 2 megapixel DSC-F505 was originally revealed back in August 1999, and we were the first site to review it. In April 2000 Sony... Read more…

21 August 2001

Its been about a year since Sony last updated their popular F505 series camera. The last upgrade was from a 2.1-megapixel to a 3.3-megapixel CCD imager, but it was somewhat controversial because... Read more…

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 4 January 2002 by Rob P

I received my DSC-F707 yesterday. I had done quite a lot of research prior to placing the order and my initial reaction is very favourable. The camera is expensive, but a couple of years ago I... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2002 by Amazon Customer

Hi thought i would return and give you a short shout about the f707, now that i have been using it for a few months. well, this camera manages to impress everyone who has come across it and myself... Read more…

Reviewed 26 August 2002

Being a would be photographer for many years, and almost struggling with coming to terms with the fact that producing anything like acceptable quality pictures lay fairly and squarly in the hands... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2002 by "badlydrawnboy69"

Hi
thought i would return and give you a short shout about the f707, now that i have been using it for a few months.
well, this camera manages to impress everyone who has come across it... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2002 by Amazon Customer

Hi thought i would return and give you a short shout about the f707, now that i have been using it for a few months. well, this camera manages to impress everyone who has come across it and myself... Read more…

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