August 27, 2003, by Léon Krijnen
Slick: new Sony Tweet
Giant step in the never ending rat-race for a newer and better consumer camrea: the new Sony Cyber Shot DSC-F828. Slick! Is it a consumer camera of a professional one? It's a 8-megapixel, which can produce resolutions up to 3360 x 2460. Lots of tricks too, such as a 4-color Super HAD CCD and Carl Zeiss T* lens.
The lens is a wide angle to telephoto zoom lens with an equivalent 35mm focal length of 28mm-200mm, a 7-iris diaphragm giving a maximum aperture of F2.0 at wide angle and F2.8 when set at telephoto. It rotates and also offers a 7x Optical Zoom with a macro auto focus range of 20mm to 600 mm.
For sale in Europe from november, extimated body price over 1000 euros. I'll stick to the Ixus 400 for now, and wait for the nextt step in the camera rat race.