The Sony DSC-F828 is an improvement over the Sony DSC-F717 and Sony DSC-F707. By keeping the lens-centric design, and enhancing the look and feel with a more contoured body and lens barrel hinge and a sleek black design, as well as adding the mechanical zoom, the Sony DSC-F828 is a prosumer digital camera to be reckoned with. The DSC-F828 handles extremely well, despite the unique design. The forced auto review delay and the pseudo burst modes, as well as the slow write speed in some modes, most notably RAW, may leave some trigger happy users twiddling their thumbs.
The Sony DSC-F828 is a fast prosumer digital camera with a zoom thatâ€™s adjusted as fast as the usersâ€™ hands are able to make adjustments. The DSC-F828 has equally quick manual settings that perform well in good and low light settings. The menu and internal navigation and lay out is top notch, and very intuitive. Fine tuning in any of the priority manual modes is also intuitive and easy. Some work with the manual may be in order for new Sony users, but this is expected with any new electronics product.