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User currently offlineMatheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

I'm thinking about to buy a new cam for spotting, is F828 a good one?
I know its better, considering price/beneath to buy a "body cam", like Canon Rebel, Nikon D70 etc, but here in Brasil the import taxes for Canon and Nikon is much higer than Sony, so the prices is almost twice than F828.
I want know wath you think about this camera.

Thanks in advance

Matheus

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User currently offlineSesd97 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 116 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Matheus,

I used this camera for a couple of months before switching to the 300D. You can see a few of my shots here:


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Although this is a superb point-and-shoot, I'm sorry but JIMHO it is substandard for the quality set needed here on A.net ...

The difference between P&S camera's and dSLR's is huge in normal light, and almost impossible in tough lighting conditions. I tried getting pictures uploaded with my Canon G3 also, to no avail. These reasons are especially true with objects further away and moving fast ...... stationary or static planes the difference is probably not as measurable, but moving in dull light...impossible.

....just my 2c........BTW, here in the states you can buy a NEW 300D Kit for $700 from Dell.com ...... BUT the F828 is $750 ...... why don't you have Dell ship the 300D to you for this price ? ...............Shaun


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
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he would still have to pay taxes.

Most point and shoots suffer from excess noise, a result of the smaller sensor size used.


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
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Matheus,

I use a F828. I also use a Canon 1Ds. The pictures below are with my F828. You decide...It can work in a great deal of conditions if you are willing to put the effort.

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dark hanger with flash


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rainy,cloudy day

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cloudy,gloomy day

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sunny day,action,in-flight

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User currently offlineMatheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

The 300d (Digital Rebel)costs here in Brazil with all taxes, garantee and secure procedence (Brazilian Nikon) about US$2500,00... Its true I can buy one from Xing Line (The brazilian name for Paraguay products) for US$1000,00 , but the garantee "és jo" ...
BTW, thanks for the demonstration and explication. I'm sure I'll use this to make me final decision...

Math


User currently offlineMatheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Eksath,

Beautifull shots, if I consider just your pictures, I'll buy the camera in the same second!
I have a sony camera now (MVC CD500), its a good camera, but not pro, as you know...I get good shot in sunny days but not too good in cloudy or "not standard" light, like against the sun or cockpit pics...


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Have the F828 the same grain problem?

Math


User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

My backup camera is the Sony F717. From what I understand, it has the same sensor as the F828. How they get 8mp from a 5mp sensor, I don't know. I'd look into that, as it is much cheaper. If you want to have quality, save up.


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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Do you have any travel plans in the next year or two, where you could purchase a 300D and bring it back with you? If so, you could purchase a Sony F717 (F828 predessor) or similiar now, and then a Digital Rebel abroad. The cost might be a near wash when all said and done, but you would have two cams, one of which is a DSLR.

This is assuming you would be able to sidestep any duties bringing the 300D back. Just a thought...



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User currently offlineSkp From Brazil, joined Sep 2004, 47 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Hello Matheus,

The Sony F828 is overall a good camera, but is known to produce very grainy images and too much CA (Chromatic Aberration), that's the purple color casts near the very bright areas.

I suggest you go to www.dpreview.com and have a look at the F828's complete review, then you can make your decision, it's a nice website. They got full-sized sample images too.

Stephan



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User currently offlineMatheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Thanks to everyone!
I think is better to save and buy a better one!

Math


User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
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Matheus,

As i mentioned before, i use the F828 as my "carry along camera". i.e. Since i like to have a camera within arms reach, the 1Ds with its big footprint etc is not quite friendly in that matter. A lot of the times, photo ops present themselves when one is least expecting it. The F828 has worked for me in those experiences, quite well. My previous photos are evidence. I use it as my back up camera on a daily basis. I can throw it into my flight bag or backpack and forget it is there.

Regards to the Chromatic abberation, i have encountered it on perhaps 1% of my shots and it has been lighting (of certain type) has been coming from a certain angle. This manifest itself on the sharp edges and can be easily cleared out in photoshop. It doesnt infect the camera throughout its range.

the following picture is further evidence of use when conditions are not optimum,taken in very low light-at dusk-with motion.

This camera has worked for me and i am happy with it. Good luck with your choice.


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