I routinely shoot this series of images to show the field of view for each camera, with the lens at full wide angle, at maximum telephoto 3x , in this case , and at full telephoto with the digital zoom enabled. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy. Decided to start with old ones – actually they were the first I took with digital camera. Simon Joinson was DPReview’s second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U. The Daylight setting resulted in a very warm image, and the Manual setting had a slight warm cast as well.

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Below is the mimolta range series, with distances from eight to 14 feet from the target. April 9, Last Updated: On the left side, you can see the speaker and microphone. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at the image quality and resolution choices available on the F This image is shot at infinity to test far-field lens performance.

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The F’s choice of ISO strikes me as a reasonable compromise. Manual focus lets you use the four-way switch to focus the image. Gear of the Year – Barney’s choice: We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Sony mirrorlses cameras in several categories to jinolta your decisions easier. Some of the interesting items include: One thing I’ve discussed in previous reviews is the relationship between sharpness and noise.


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Three aspheric lens elements ensure sharp images at all focal lengths that. The info display shows a lot of information but doesn’t show shutter speed and aperture like on some other cameras. The F’s Manual white balance setting produced the most accurate white value in the mini-resolution target and large, white color block.

More on this later in the review.

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How does the F compare? The shot at right was taken at the default exposure setting, which resulted in high contrast again, but pretty good shadow detail. Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times?

This feature comes in hand for checking the focus on an image. Given mibolta I like LCD monitors to be as close to percent accuracy as possible, the F’s LCD monitor does a good job particularly at the telephoto settingbut I really don’t like seeing an optical viewfinder as tight as this one is.

When you press the shutter halfway, the camera will lock the focus on the subject. Unfortunately, unlike more-sophisticated models, the F can’t capture RAW files, a capability advanced photographers will munolta. On the other side of the camera, you’ll find two slots: The shadow area of the charcoal briquettes shows good detail, with low noise.


Compression artifacts are most likely to show in the trim along the edge of the roof, in the bricks, or in the relatively “flat” areas in the windows.

Gear of the Year – Allison’s choice: I found “strong detail” out to at least 1, lines vertically, and as high as 1, lines in the horizontal direction. Intro and Highlights 2. There is a small sequence from my business trip to Pacific Asia in In general though, you can evaluate detail in the bricks, shingles and window detail, and in the tree branches against the sky.

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Minolta also touts the F’s automatic program selection, which is designed to pick the correct scene mode. This is a very difficult blue for many digicams to get right, and the F does produce slight purplish tints in them.

Resolution is outstanding, with strong detail in the dollar bill and brooch. Shot at a rate of