Best answer as chosen by user Perigee123: Sony F828

by snapshot2 Moderator - 1/29/13 8:05 PM

In Reply to: Take it or Leave it? by Perigee123

That camera came out in about 2003/2004.
It sold for about $999, and was the top of the line.
Those were the days before they started cost-reducing digital cameras.
It has a metal body fashioned much like top grade film cameras.

It has a very bright f/2.0-f/2.8 lens and works well in low light.
People can only dream about such a lens now.
I believe that was the last Sony camera that had that wonderful lens.
There was much nashing of teeth and crying by Sony fans when they stopped producing that camera.

The only negative about the camera was it produces some purple fringing in high contrast areas.
But now, that can be removed with software. (Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements).

I would carry the Sony and one of the newer small cameras.
There is no small camera that works as well as the F828 does in low light.