Sony Cybershot DSC-F828 Review
Sony DSC-F828 specifications
|Price|| US: $ 999 [check
UK: £ 799 [check / order]
|Body Material||Magnesium Alloy|
|CCD effective pixels||8.0 million|
|CCD size||2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm - more info)|
|CCD color filter array||RGBE|
|Pixel pitch||2.7 µm|
|A/D Converter||14 bits|
|Processor||Sony "Real Image Processor"|
|Images sizes|| 8M: 3264 x 2448 (7.99 million
3:2: 3264 x 2176
5M: 2592 x 1944
3M: 2048 x 1536
1M: 1280 x 960
VGA: 640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h|| 4:3
3:2 (only at 3264 x 2176)
|Movie clip|| 640 x 480, 30 fps *
640 x 480, 16 fps
160 x 112, 8 fps
All with audio, only limited by storage space
* Memory Stick Pro or CF Microdrive Only
|Still image file formats|| RAW (stores a JPEG at the
same time) *
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine, Standard
* Effectively a RAW+JPEG setting
|Movie file format|| MPEG-1|
|Approx. file sizes|| RAW: 16.5 MB + 2.4 MB JPEG
8M TIFF: 22.9 MB
8M FINE JPEG: 2.4 MB
8M STD JPEG: 1.6 MB
5M FINE JPEG: 1.7 MB
3M FINE JPEG: 1.1 MB
1M FINE JPEG: 0.5 MB
VGA FINE JPEG: 0.1 MB
* All taken at ISO 100, JPEG sizes will increase with noise / detail
|Lens|| 7x optical zoom
Carl Zeiss T*
F2.0 - F2.8
12 elements in 9 groups
Rotation 30° down, 70° up
Lens cap and flower hood included
|Zoom wide (W) equiv.||28 mm|
|Zoom tele (T) equiv.||200 mm (7x)|
|Zoom control|| Mechanically linked
Zoom ring at front of barrel
|Lens Thread||58 mm|
|Digital zoom|| Precision Digital: 2x (all
Smart: Increases at smaller sizes (max 35x at VGA)
|Focus modes|| Auto Focus
|Auto Focus Modes||
|Auto Focus Areas|| Multi-Point AF (5 area auto
Spot AF (flexible)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes, Hologram AF (laser pattern)|
|Manual Focus|| Focus by wire
Focus ring at rear barrel
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.7 in) - Infinity|
|Macro focus range||2 cm (0.8 in) - 50 cm (19.7 in)|
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto (ISO 64 - 200)
|Min shutter|| Auto: 1/8 sec
Program AE: 1 sec
Aperture Priority: 8 sec
Shutter Priority: 30 sec
Manual: 30 sec
|Max shutter|| Program AE: 1/3200 sec
Aperture Priority: 1/2000 sec
Shutter Priority: 1/2000 sec
Manual: 1/2000 sec
|Shooting Modes|| Auto
Scene mode: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Portrait
|Aperture Priority|| Wide: F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8,
F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Tele: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000 sec
|Manual Exposure||Any combination of aperture and shutter speed above|
|Exposure Compen.||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|AE Lock||Yes, dedicated button|
|Auto Bracketing|| 3 images
0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV steps
|Noise reduction|| Clear Color
Slow shutter (1/25 sec or slower)
Color mode (Real, Standard)
|Picture Effects|| Off
|White Balance|| Auto
|Continuous|| Speed Burst, 2.5 fps, max
7 frames, No LCD review during shooting
Framing Burst, 2.3 fps, max 7 frames, LCD review
Multi Burst, 16 images on a single 1 mp frame, custom interval
|Built-in Flash|| Pop-up (powered)
Auto / Manual pop-up
|Flash Range (approx.)||Unknown|
|Flash compensation|| Low
|Flash metering||Pre-flash TTL metering (flash fires twice)|
|External flash|| Hot shoe
|Tripod mount|| Yes, metal
Base of lens barrel
|Self-timer||Yes, 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Optional wired|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Memory Stick (inc. Select)
Memory Stick Pro
Compact Flash Type I/II (supports FAT16 & FAT32)
No storage included
|Viewfinder|| Electronic Viewfinder with
0.44" TFT LCD
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT LCD
|Playback zoom||Yes, 2.0 - 5.0x|
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (HiSpeed)
|Power|| Lithium-Ion InfoLithium
NP-FM50 (1200 mAh)
Supplied AC-L15 adapter / charger
|Weight (inc. battery)||906 g (2.0 lb)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||134 x 91 x 156 mm (5.3 x 3.6 x 6.1 in)|
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