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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and portability are generally positive. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback. The viewfinder and shutter get less positive reviews. Opinions about the focus and color are mixed.

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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-S700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

 

Given the budget Cyber-shot DSC-S700's position at the rock-bottom of Sony's 2007 camera line, all you should really expect from it is the ability to take usable photos with minimal fuss. And by those standards, it passes muster. Just.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 has respectable performance for its class

Unfortunately, it has some issues with photo quality

Other models do budget better than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700.

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Sony DSC-S700

 

This new model features blur-reduction technologies (ISO) and substantial internal memory (24MB) for shooting without a media card. Storage capacities can be expanded further with optional 4GB Memory Stick Duo ™ or Memory Stick PRO Duo™ flash media cards

High sensitivity mode is also available on the S700, which helps to reduce the chances of taking blurry photos, especially in low light situations. With settings up to ISO1000, you can shoot at higher shutter speeds to capture the candles on a birthday...

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S700

 

With 7.2 MP imaging, high sensitivity and up to 460-shot Stamina battery power, the Cyber-shot DSC-S700 digital camera is an ideal camera for starting out, stepping up or making the switch from film to digital. Its 3x optical zoom lens, 24mb internal...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The 7.2 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 features a 3x optical zoom lens with Sony branding, 2.4 inches 112,000 pixel LCD display, optical viewfinder, and a maximum sensitivity of ISO 1,000 equivalent. The Sony S700 has Auto and Programmed Auto...

Metal body ; Good heft ; 7.2 megapixel sensor ; High ISO sensitivity to 1,000 ; Up to 460 shots on two AA NiMH batteries ; Maximum aperture of f/2.8

Lack of detail in most shots, regardless of ISO ; Memory Stick Duo (not included) requires an adapter for many card readers ; Batteries not latched in compartment, easily fall out when removing card ; High chromatic aberration

Like other recent Sony models, the S700 uses Memory Stick Duo memory cards and comes with 24MB of internal memory. The Sony DSC-S700's interfaces include USB 2.0 (Hi-speed), A/V (NTSC or PAL), and DC input with multi-jack. Power is provided to the Sony...

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Sony Cybershot DSC-S700 Digital Camera Review

 

The S series from Sony is offering compact affordable cameras different from the ultra-compact stylish ones not just because of the design but also because these have less shooting options. The S700 in particular is a 7.2 megapixel camera with 3x...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera Full Review

 

The entry level 7.2 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 was announced in mid January of this year.

Good image quality ; Excellent battery life ; Easy to access shooting modes (mode dial) ; Quick operation for its class

Horrible camera sounds - turn them off as quickly as you can ; LCD doesn't have enough pixels and it's hard to see outdoors ; Some colors are too saturated ; Weak flash

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 is an entry-level camera meant for first time digital camera buyers or someone who wants an easy to use camera.  Quick performance, excellent battery life, and good image quality make this camera worthy of consideration. ...

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"Takes nice photos"

 

It's a nice camera overall, good for point and shoot. Would recommend this for beginners.

Easy to use,nice decent photos, scroll dial is nice and rigid.

Can't hear your videos when you playback on the camera itself, only when you connect to a computer

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Stable camera, amazing video...good buy.

 

This is a good versatile camera for video reporting, general picture taking,, and as a virtual webcam. It is light, durable and gets the job done....you have to work with it though to get the right photos, and battery life is....mediocre. All in all...

Great NTSC Video output for live recording, Decent picture quality, is very light and dependable for reporting

Battery life is horrid. Either get rechargeable AAs, or prepare to buy a good-sized pack for on-the-road time., Flash is awful on this camera

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"Stable camera, amazing video...good buy."

 

This is a good versatile camera for video reporting, general picture taking,, and as a virtual webcam. It is light, durable and gets the job done....you have to work with it though to get the right photos, and battery life is....mediocre. All in all...

Great NTSC Video output for live recording, Decent picture quality, is very light and dependable for reporting.

Battery life is horrid. Either get rechargeable AAs, or prepare to buy a good-sized pack for on-the-road time., Flash is awful on this camera.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700

 

This is a good versatile camera for video reporting, general picture taking,, and as a virtual webcam. It is light, durable and gets the job done....you have to work with it though to get the right photos, and battery life is....mediocre. All in all...

Great NTSC Video output for live recording, Decent picture quality, is very light and dependable for reporting

Battery life is horrid. Either get rechargeable AAs, or prepare to buy a good-sized pack for on-the-road time., Flash is awful on this camera

Product Specifications

The DSC-S700 camera features 7.2-megapixel imager and shines in classic silver. This model houses a 2.4-inch LCD wrapped in a metal body. The camera features 3x optical zoom capability, blur-reduction technology (ISO), and substantial internal memory for shooting without a media card. Its storage capacity can be expanded further with optional 4 GB Duo media card.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:2.4in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / High sensitivity / Landscape / Snow / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-S700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:6
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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