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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

alaTest has collected and analyzed 800 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the design and image quality are generally positive. The lens and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the shutter and size.

usability, performance, lens, image quality, design

portability, price, memory, size, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and performance. The portability and lens are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the storage and shutter.

usability, lens, portability, performance, design

shutter, storage

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC F717

 

The 5Mpixel Sony Cyber-shot F707 camera with a 5x zoom is now makingway a new model named F717. But no marked changes were brought into thesuccessor, and fans of the Sony's camcorder style can choose any. Maintechnical characteristics of both photo...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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Except for its light-silver finish and a few redesigned controls, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 ($999 direct) is almost identical in appearance and weight to its discontinued predecessor, the crowd-pleasing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 . With the same Carl...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 review by PC Magazine

 

The Carl Zeiss 5X zoom lens on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 ($700 street) is almost as large and heavy as the camera itself, but viewing from ...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-F717 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: When we reviewed Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-F707 last April, we noted its inventive design, uncommon low-light shooting capabilities, long battery life, and dazzling images. The DSC-F717 retains all of that and adds USB 2.0 connectivity, zone...

Another one of the Jog Dial's tasks is setting the autofocus zone, a new feature in the F717. Probably most useful for portrait or macro photography, the zoned autofocus lets you set one of five zones (center, right, left, top, or bottom) within the...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

 

Sony refines its innovative 5-megapixel Cyber-shot; it's the first digital camera we've tested with USB 2.0 connectivity.

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony Cybershot DSC-F717 Digital Camera (Sony-DSCF717)

 

Easy operation, a relatively long telephoto lens, and a wide selection of imaging controls make the DSC-F717 a great choice for the upscale hobbyist.

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-F717 Review

 

The DSC-F717 represents the fourth generation of Sony's L-shaped 5x zoom split lens / body design. This started back in August 1999 with the 2 megapixel DSC- F505, in April 2000 the DSC-F505V gained a 3 megapixel sensor but only captured 2.6 megapixels...

Still the best resolution of current five megapixel digital cameras Improved colour response, far less "Sony like" and much more natural Good dynamic range, exhibits good detail from shadow through to highlight Low noise levels compared to other five...

Storage capacity - Memory Stick still limited to 128 MB No ability to control colour saturation, tone or noise reduction No user settings / memories Limited burst ability, very fast but only 3 frames Visible sharpening 'white halo' around black lines...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-F717: (5 megapixel prosumer)

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-F717

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Cyber-shot F717 Specifications Sensor Resolution (Pixels) 2/3-inch 5.24 megapixels (gross) 5.02 megapixel (effective) Image Dimensions 2560 x 1920, 2560(3:2), 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 Recording Formats JPEG...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Sony Electronics Inc. has long held a dominant position in the digicam marketplace, with a wide range of models enjoying enormous popularity with consumers. Currently, they're maintaining what's arguably the broadest line of digicams in the industry,...

This year, Sony's obviously listened hard to feedback from the F707 users (and reviewers! ;-) and came out with an impressive update in the form of the F717. While basic specs are still the same (the same lens and CCD), the new model incorporates...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

 

Sony's high-end cameras have consistently impressed us at PC Authority, but just recently they've fallen short of Labs Winner status. The DSC-F717 changes all that, with its heady mix of image quality, features and design propelling it to the top of...

Jan, 2004

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