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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1677 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and image quality. The portability and lens are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the sensor and low light performance. Many are negative about the image stabilizer and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-F828 Digital Camera Review


Sony's top-end Cyber-shot model, the DSC-F828, is an 8.0 megapixel, four color channel (Red + Green + Blue + Emerald) CCD camera with a unique design and a host of professional features (live histogram, multi formats and burst modes, etc.) that brings...

- 8 megapixel sensor allows for quality image capturing - Ease of use and overall handling - Mechanical manual zoom - Hot accessory shoe - Dual media formats - Multiple format image compression - Look and feel

- Highly visible noise in certain settings, worse than that of 5 and 6 megapixel cameras - Forced auto review - Barrel distortion at wide angles

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Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F828


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Excellent ergonomics and convenient controls; laser-assisted autofocus; versatile low-light options; sharp, colorful images; broad prosumer feature set; high-quality video capture.

Large for its class; no Adobe RGB color-space support; very slow RAW capture; frequent chromatic aberration; no override for automatic power-off; JPEG-only continuous shooting; no custom settings.

Despite a few unfortunate flaws, the DSC-F828 has a lot to offer enthusiasts who don't shoot a lot of RAW images.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828


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Sony's Newest Big Shooter


Camera boasts 8 megapixels and a new, four-color image sensor.

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In a world of boxy digital cameras, Sony's 8-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-F828 is truly unique. Like its predecessor, the 5-megapixel DSC-F717, ...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 Digital Camera Camera


In a world of boxy digital cameras, Sony's 8-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-F828 is truly unique. Like its predecessor, the 5-megapixel DSC-F717, this camera has the shape of an L, with a massive lens barrel making up one leg, and the chunky body the shorter...

Advanced photographers may miss a couple of features on the F828. It does not have custom user settings--found in competing cameras from Olympus, Nikon, and Canon--which are useful for quickly setting the camera for different shooting situations. You...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Robust performance ; Useful Night-Framing feature ; Supports external flash ; Fullmanual controls ; Very high resolution ; Well-designed, sturdy body ; VGA, 30-fps movie mode ; Dual memory-card slots ; Fast 7x zoom lens

Software not compatible with OS X ; Too much purple fringing in images ; Not as many manual controls as other cameras in class ; Slow Raw-mode performance ; Competition from D-SLRs

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828


The Cybershot DSC-F828 was announced on 15th August, this new camera is very obviously a development of the DSC-F717 design. Just under a year since the F717 and Sony's flagship prosumer digital camera has certainly undergone a large number of changes,...

Eight megapixel sensor delivers a clear resolution increase over five megapixel ; New RGBE four color CCD delivers more pleasing color balance than DSC-F717 it replaces ; Big and very fast seven times optical zoom lens which starts at a wide 28 mm ;...

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...

There's no doubt that physically the DSC-F828 is one of the most unusual and arguably best designed prosumer digital cameras. It took the successful design of the F717 to the next level with a mechanically linked zoom lens, full black metal body, new...

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Sony DSC-F828


Sony's latest top of the line Cyber-shot camera has been code named the "Dark Angel" and one look at it will tell you why. The DSC-F828 is encased in a black, magnesium alloy body, and is the first to incorporate Sony's recently announced four-color filte

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Free Photo Lessons Learn how to really use full-functioned cameras like this one - Visit our free Photo Lessons area! Sony Electronics Inc. has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace, with a wide range of models enjoying enormous...

Optical distortion on the F828 was lower than average at the wide-angle end, where I measured approximately 0.7 percent barrel distortion, very good for a 28mm zoom, but still more than I like to see. (Barrel and pincushion distortion are pet peeves of...

Product Specifications

Representing the next level of digital still photography, Sony's DSC-F828 Cyber-shot Camera is the first to incorporate four-color filter CCD technology and a Real Imaging Processor. These new components are integral in capturing color accuracy closest to what the human eye can see, setting a new benchmark in camera performance. The new (RGB+E) filter adds an emerald-colored pixel to the filter pattern, realizing color fidelity that is closer to human color perception. Photographers will notice an extraordinarily life-like rendering of blue, blue-green and red hues. The Real Imaging Processor delivers increased speed with lower power consumption, enabling the F828 to capture an eight-megapixel image in almost half the time required by typical five-megapixel cameras! New manual controls, coupled with Carl Zeiss T optics, gives advanced photographers a broader range of mechanisms to determine focus, exposure and recording modes. Images can be stored onto CompactFlash Type I and Type II media, as well as a Microdrive hard disk drive or Memory Stick PRO media. The Cyber-shot F828 truly embodies a premier imaging experience.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Memory Stick

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-2.8
Max Focal Length:51mm
Min Focal Length:7.1mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:2/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):16.9 mm ( 2/3 ) / 16.9 mm ( 2/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Negative Art / Sepia / Solarization
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD