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Record menu

Pressing the MENU button while in one of the record modes displays the record menu over the live preview image. Many of the options which were previously in the cameras menu have now been moved to external button controls. This has made the menu appear much tidier than on older Cybershot digital cameras. In the captures below a black background was used for clarity, normally you would see the live view image 'behind' the menus.

Selects one of four ISO sensitivity settings:
Auto (ISO 100 - 320)

Selects one of five image sizes:

2560 x 1920 (Native resolution)
2560 x 1712 (Native 3:2 cropped)
2048 x 1536 (down-sampled)
1280 x 960 (down-sampled)
640 x 480 (down-sampled)

Select the compression level for JPEG image format:

Fine (approx. 2.2 MB @ 2560 x 1920)
Standard (approx. 1.2 MB @ 2560 x 1920)

Select output image type:

VOICE (JPEG + 5 sec MPEG audio)
E-MAIL (JPEG + 640 x 480 JPEG)
BURST 3 (3 JPEG's @ 2.8 fps)

Adjust the flash output power up or down a single level, this does not affect the exposure values (shutter speed / aperture) but simply controls the amount of power supplied to the flash.

Allows you to select a picture effect to be applied to the image after it's taken, the live preview changes to reflect the selected picture effect:

OFF (Normal colour)


Allows you to control the camera's internal sharpening algorithm +/- two levels, sharpening is normally applied by a digital camera after the CFA Bayer interpolation stage, this allows you to control the amount of sharpening applied.


Record menu: Other exposure modes

Scene mode - scene type:


Movie mode - resolution / type:

320 (HQ) - 320 x 240 High Quality (limited)
320 x 240 - MPEG EX (only limited by space)
160 x 112 - MPEG EX (only limited by space)

Play Menu

The play menu is relatively simple offering a limited number of options which appear along the bottom of the review image, detailed below.

DELETE Deletes the current image, requires confirmation
PROTECT Toggles protection flag for current image (read-only attribute)
PRINT Toggles the printing flag for the current image (updates a DPOF text file on the Memory Stick), can only be used with DPOF compatible printers
SLIDE Commences a slide show of all images on the Memory Stick, allows you to select delay times of 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs and if the slideshow repeats
COPY Allows you to copy the current image to another Memory Stick
RESIZE Create a resized copy of the current image: 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
ROTATE Rotate the current image 90 degrees left or right, doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file but rather flags the image rotation in the EXIF header (only understood by the camera)
DIVIDE Allows you to edit the current movie and divide it into multiple movie files
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Astronomy Dominie

Today I was comparing one of my first digital camera (F707) with my latest compact camera (RX100 M3) ,aside from resolution the quality of images produced by this two gems are so identical (in good light indeed) . So have we really needed to upgrade our Camera every one or two years to take better photos ? (Thank you SONY anyway , Your engineers doing their duty well)


The Sony F707 was my very first camera, which I purchased way back in June of 2002. Although today (3/2015) I own newer DSLR cameras from Nikon (D200 & D7000), I still love using the Sony F707. After all these years, it continues to deliver excellent image quality...and it has significant sentimental value to me. I just recently purchased a second used F707 on eBay to have as a backup-backup camera in the event that my original F707 quits on me. I wish Sony would produce an F727? model (or a limited edition F707)...I would be the first to buy.


The F717 was my first digital camera and loved it!

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Arguably, still, a cool camera!

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one of sony greatest hit camera.

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