anyone know when the new sony dsc- 825 is being released in the USA?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by BuGzY, Nov 14, 2003.

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    BuGzY Guest

    Does anyone have their money saved up like me? I think this is going to be
    the camera of the year dollar for dollar. or pound for pound. But who am I
    to say?
    BuGzY, Nov 14, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    First of all, the model number is DSC-F828. The fact that Sony hasn't
    released any sample pictures and has delayed the camera twice aren't
    good signs. The chip is just too small to cram 8 megapixels on it. I
    predict it will be the camera FLOP of the year. Buy a Digital Rebel with
    the money you have saved and you will be happy.

    Todd Walker
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    Todd Walker, Nov 14, 2003
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    BuGzY Guest

    thats strange, of all the places I have read up on it never once did anyone
    mention the chip being too small for 8 mp. Are all the pre release reviews
    bias or paid by Sony ya think? True there isnt any pictures out yet. And
    true with the Sony vs the Rebel you are stuck with the Carl Zeiss Lens. But
    from all Ive heard about the Rebel to get the real quality photos you need
    something along the lines of a 28-200 at around $340.00 so there goes the
    price difference. I do appreciate the feedback Todd. I had to take some
    second looks around. I think maybe waiting for a few months after the
    release will tell a better story for sure. But I hate waiting.
    BuGzY, Nov 14, 2003
  4. Sony tried to start a megapixel war with this camera, but they
    are having sensor problems. I strongly suspect that it's sensor
    noise due to leakage issues with increasing the number of pixels
    on the die by going to a smaller geometry. There is no easy way
    to fix this, you can add post-processing, but this can only do so

    While the 828 specs look impressive, you are better off going with
    a Canon EOS-300, or waiting for the Canon G6. Canon seems to
    have solved the noise issues in their 6 Mpixel sensors.

    The 828 is likely to accelerate Sony's decline in the higher end
    digital cameras, and help Canon immensly. Canon could finish them
    off with an SLR-like camera, but there are no indications that
    Canon plans to enter this segment.

    The solution to the 828 issues is for Sony is to fit a Foveon
    sensor into this camera (just kidding).
    Steven M. Scharf, Nov 15, 2003
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    FOR7b Guest

    And you got all this information on Sony how?

    FOR7b, Nov 15, 2003
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    IK Guest

    Speculation? or...
    Fact? Where did you get this information from? Did Sony announce that
    they are having sensor problems? Did you conclude this from the sparse
    photographic samples that have shown up here and there and may or may not
    represent current (pre-)production model quality?

    Maybe Sony's delay has nothing to do with the sensor's quality, but with
    production capacity, consistency of lens quality, or adjusting software
    parameters. Perhaps Sony already knew months ago that they weren't going
    to achieve a release before christmas, but decided to announce an early
    release anyway to lure in potential buyers.
    Yet many people anticipated that Canon's D60 CMOS would have terrible
    noise compared to the D30 CMOS, because of the doubled pixel density.
    Technology advances, and boundaries are pushed. No doubt Sony was aware
    of the challenges associated with increasing pixel density. We will know
    when the independent test reports of a production 828 are in.

    Sony is a major manufacturer of image sensors. They'll want to make this
    sensor competitive with respect to quality and price in order to sell it
    to other camera manufacturers.
    The fact that they haven't yet suggests that this market segment is not
    so easily conquered. There are more competitors than Sony.
    IK, Nov 15, 2003
  7. Partly. Also the poor sample images that were posted then taken
    down at the request of Sony. Clearly they're working on some
    problems, and everything points to sensor issues.
    Oh yeah, that's gonna happen!
    All of that is possible, but all the evidence points to the sensor issues.
    You probably are half-right when you mention production capacity
    because they need to produce enough low leakage sensors for
    production which is always a challenge with a new chip that pushes
    the limits.
    Perhaps Canon thinks that conquering it with the EOS-300D is a better
    route. Then they can sell more lenses and flashes too.
    Steven M. Scharf, Nov 15, 2003
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    BuGzY Guest

    I probably would get a Rebel EOS-300 if it wasnt made out of plastic.
    BuGzY, Nov 17, 2003
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