The F505 has caused quite a stir over the last
couple of weeks, it's announcement clouded in secrecy and cleverly
exposed day by day until we were presented with the full specifications.
This is a camera which combines elements from many different digicam
designs to present us with what is undoubtedly Sony's best digital
camera to date.
The camera came into my hands only five days after finding
out about it and I've only had a week to review it which is much shorter
than I normally take. Update: Having now received a full production unit
I've updated this review to reflect any differences between it and the
original model I had to write this review.
Gone are the days of no-name lenses, a common gripe
against Sony digital cameras was the quality of the
lens systems used, often resulting in dull, flat or
fuzzy images and lots of chromatic aberrations.
Not on the F505, which utilizes very good quality five
times (equiv. 35mm - 190mm) Carl Zeiss lens with an
excellent aperture of F2.8 (@35mm) - F3.3 (@ 190mm).
And it shows, the lens barrel completely dominates
the design of this digicam, it's also the heaviest
part of the camera.. But you really won't mind that,
after all it's one, if not the most important component
in a digicam.
If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the Digital Photography Glossary before diving into this article (it may help you understand some of the terms used).
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