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Old Dec 17, 2004, 2:13 AM   #1
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G'day all

Just wondering your opinions on the Canon G-series (G3/4/5/6) vs the Sony F707/717.

The main feature I'm after is short depth of field - hence the f2.0.

Appreciate your input

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Old Dec 17, 2004, 6:57 AM   #2
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The Sonys have a larger sensor, so they would have longer focal lengths for a given 35mm equivalent. So they will blur the background better. They are both good cameras with the 717 being the better choice IMO. But if they are "compact" I would hate to see one of your "large" cameras.

Both series are excellent cameras. The G6 and G3 would be my choices. The G5 is evidently noisier than the G6 with fewer pixels.

You aren't going to be thrilled though with the ability to blur the background if you are coming from 35mm. If you are coming from a small sensor digital you will probably get an improvement.

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Old Dec 17, 2004, 2:39 PM   #3
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I own a Sony F707 which I was please with for about a year. I would recommend going with the F717. I've had some very good actions shots with the background blurred and the subject sharp in focus.
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Old Dec 18, 2004, 11:11 AM   #4
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Both Canon G series and Sony fs are great and very capable cameras.

I agree with Slipe- the sensor size on f717should give you a greaterDOF.

The only gripe on the Sony's is their size.....

I'd narrow my search to only 2 DCs: Canon G6 and Sony f717........the G6 with 7MP is ideal for big prints....and the image quality is superb.

The Sony f717 provides also a high quality images buthas only 5MPs....that's up to you if you are gonna need the extra MPs of the G6.


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