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ELDDJOC Mar 25, 2006 7:49 PM

Can anyone share some opinions ?

duke Mar 25, 2006 10:34 PM

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Yes the F717 is a good camera , I sold my F828 and was lucky to buy a F717 brand new in box ... although it has been discontinued for several years, I like it better than the F828 but that's just my opinion.

kenmck15 Mar 27, 2006 6:08 AM

great shot. nice and sharp and well exposed.


Angel L. Mar 28, 2006 11:46 AM

I have a F717 for 3 to 4 years now and still going strong. This camera is capable of almost any kind of shooting condition. Easy to use, sharp pics, great lens f2, good battery life, and good zoom. You will not be dissapointed with this camera.

Only1Watchdog Apr 4, 2006 6:41 AM

My F717 has over 11,000 pictures on it and has never had a problem. I use it as a backup now.

JimC Apr 4, 2006 6:42 PM

The Sony DSC-F717 is a very good camera.

It's got an exceptionally bright (and sharp) f/2.0-2.4 lens (with an angle of view that's equivalent to a 35mm camera using a 38-190mmn lens), along with one of the better sensors ever made for non-DSLR models.

Without going to a DSLR using multiple lenses, it would be very hard to beat.

ELDDJOC Apr 5, 2006 7:45 PM

I just got it off Ebay, and found that it had the dreaded CCD imager problem .....

Perhaps it was not as good as I thought it was ....

JimC Apr 5, 2006 7:54 PM

Contact Sony.

They might fix it for free (or complain to the seller if it was misrepresented as being a working camera).

ELDDJOC Apr 6, 2006 5:12 PM

The thing is that the issue only occurs in times of high humidity, so the seller disavowed all responsibility. I am still in the process of arguing with him.

Sony has asked for a fee upfront for its repair, and if the problem does not turn out to be specifically the CCD issue, than I will be subjected to even greater costs.

I am frustrated and angry, as Sony has previously mentioned that this is only supposed to happen to a very small number of units. Obviously not.

JimC Apr 6, 2006 5:48 PM

It's a shame that this problem happens. But, if you buy a Canon, Pentax, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Casio or Konica-Minolta camera (or a camera from anyone else that uses their sensors), you've got a very good chance of the camera using a Sony CCD that may eventually have a problem

Sony is the largest supplier of sensors used in digital cameras.

FWIW, I've got a Konica KD-510z that I've carried everywhere in my pocket since it started shipping in July 2003, and mine still works just fine. It uses a Sony 5MP 1/1.8" CCD. KM seems to have forgotten about the Konica models in their recalls. But, this same sensor is suspect in other cameras.

I even thought I'd lost it at one time until some workers installing a new telephone pole in my backyard found it and knocked on my door. Apparently, it fell out of my pocket while I was working in the yard. Despite being in my yard for days and being subjected to condensation from temperature changes, etc., it still works just fine.

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