Compared to the Sony DSC-F707

The next two pages are dedicated to the comparison of the DSC-F717 to the model it replaces, the DSC-F707. This comparison has been added primarily at the request of the many DSC-F707 owners on our Sony Talk Forum and also to note any distinct improvements in image quality between the two cameras, however minor.

Outdoor scene comparison

Sony DSC-F717 Sony DSC-F707
ISO 100, F5.6, 1/1250 sec ISO 100, F5.6, 1/800 sec
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The first quite interesting difference is that the F717 appears to be 0.7 EV (three quarters of a stop) more sensitive than the F707. That is that it exposed the shot at 1/1250 sec where as the F707 used a shutter speed of 1/800 sec, resulting image brightness was the same. It's also fairly clear that the F717's colour balance is 'different' compared to the F707, blues seem to have shifted more towards a pure blue (less green influence) and greens are toned down slightly. Otherwise noise levels and resolution are virtually identical.