As everyone else seems to be posting samples from production Sony DSC-F717's I thought I may as well join in. Inside you'll find a small (10 image) gallery from a production DSC-F717. So far the camera seems to be performing almost identically to the DSC-F707, unfortunately it looks as though Sony still haven't addressed the F707's tendancy to over saturated reds, as is clear from some of my samples.

Samples gallery

The samples below were taken with a full production DSC-F717. Click on the thumbnail to view a reduced size (800 x 600) copy. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission. I make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), I do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

ISO 100, 1/250 sec, F4.0
Original: 2,285 KB
ISO 100, 1/500 sec ,F5.6
Original: 2,132 KB
ISO 100, 1/500 sec, F5.0
Original: 2,103 KB
ISO 100, 1/40 sec, F2.1
Original: 2,211 KB
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, F4.0
Original: 2,134 KB
ISO 100, 1/500 sec, F4.5
Original: 2,162 KB
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, F4.0
Original: 2,281 KB
ISO 100, 1/500 sec, F6.3
Original: 2,248 KB
ISO 100, 1/640 sec, F8.0
Original: 2,239 KB
ISO 400, 1/50 sec, F2.2
Original: 2,280 KB

Clipped reds - examples

In the animations below any area of the image which has a fully saturated red channel (255) is masked in white and animated with the original image. Any colour channel which becomes fully saturated can not have detail retrieved later.

Original: 1,946 KB Original: 2,300 KB