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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the battery and portability. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the screen and memory are mixed, and some have doubts about the contrast and price.

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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-F88 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and durability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the performance and portability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Wu (

Review of Sony's five megapixel DSC-F88 digital camera


Anandtech got their hands on Sony's DSC-F88 five megapixel, 3x optical zoom, and 300 degree rotating lens digital camera (yes, the one that's perfect for all the narcissists in the house). It can also shoot video at VGA 640x480 resolution at 16 frames...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Sony Cybershot DSC-F88 Digital Camera Camera


There's nothing new about a digital camera with a rotating lens--many models with that capability have been around for years. An ease-of-use feature that allows you to hold the camera body comfortably in your hand while pointing the lens up, down,...

In our lab-based image-quality tests, the DSC-F88 earned average scores overall, coming in a little below average for exposure and color accuracy, and a little above average for sharpness (due in part to its 5.1 megapixel CCD). Its battery life, on the...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88


Pocketable camera combines a rotating lens with an optical viewfinder.

The Cyber-shot DSC-F88's design is both clever and functional. A quick trigger and relatively compact design make this model one of the more interesting point-and-shoots we've seen.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88 Review


Never shy of giving the consumer an almost bewildering array of choices, in May 2004 Sony added yet another (its fifth) 5 megapixel, 3x zoom camera, the DSC-F88 to its 2004 range. Seasoned Sony watchers will immediately recognize the inner swivel lens...

Nicely built and nicely designed Good exposure and accurate color Clean, artifact-free images Very fast and responsive Superb macro (magnifying glass mode) Rotating lens for added shooting versatility Very easy to use Little or no chromatic aberration...

Resolution nothing special - some images lack critical sharpness Images can be over-contrasty - losing highlight/shadow detail in bright conditions Some fall-off in edge sharpness Limited range of apertures and shutter speeds in manual mode Zoom cannot...

The Cyber-shot DSC F88 is something of a mixed bag - it's got some superb features and is lightning-fast, but the picture quality - especially sharpness - is far from the best of the 5MP pack (to be fair ,being so clean they respond well to Photoshop...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Sony DSC-F88


Physical Views The Cyber-shot DSC-F88 and a CD for size comparison. 5-Megapixel duo, the Cyber-shot DSC-F88 and DSC-P93 . Continue on to Features & Controls Sony DSC-F88 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.4" 5.1 Megapixel Super HAD™ CCD Still Image...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Stephen Caston (

DSC-F88: A Review of One of Sony's Latest 5MP Digicams


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Nov, 2005

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Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Sony's Cyber-shot line of digicams have consistently offered a winning combination of build quality and image quality, with feature sets that satisfy a range of interests from novice to enthusiast. The DSC-F88 delivers exceptional capability in a very...

Exposure can be automatically or manually controlled on the DSC-F88, meeting the needs of novices and casual users looking for simplicity, as well as those of more advanced digital photographers. An On/Off button on the side of the camera powers the...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

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While it may look like a big camera in pictures, the F88 is actually quite compact. It's not as small as Sony's DSC-P100 but it's still smaller than most cameras. The rotating lens is just an added bonus

Slick body design, rotating lens ; Super-fast performance ; Low noise levels at high ISOs ; Limited manual controls ; VGA movie mode (though only 16 fps) ; Supports wide-angle conversion lens ; USB 2.0 High Speed support ; AF-assist lamp ; Histograms...

Images tend to be fuzzy, lacking detail; some shadow noise as well ; Some redeye ; Fairly short flash range ; More manual controls would be nice ; LCD difficult to see in low light ; Flimsy plastic door over memory card / battery slot ; Mushy shutter...

Despite its flaws I do recommend the DSC-F88 but mostly for those seeking the rotating lens. If you're set on a smaller 5 Megapixel camera you'll get better image quality from something like the Sony DSC-W1 or Canon S500.

Jan, 2008

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Sony Cyber-shot F88


When I first saw pictures and specs of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F88 I felt it had all the makings of a winner. The F88 combines much of the technology and features of one of Sony's recent home runs, the incredible Cyber-shot T1, with the rotating lens...

These glitches take attention away from the good technology inside the F88. Its 10 elements-13 groups Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 38-114mm equivalent zoom lens is capable of above average picture quality. Like in the T1, you can use either the standard 2X...

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I regret feeling so ambivalent about a camera with such good pedigree and such good individual components, but I really think Sony didnât think this one through. As a result, the DSC-F88 is considerably less than the sum of its parts, and the more...


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