Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F505V 3.3 MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F505V 3.3 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Optical Zoom: 5x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Digital Zoom: 2x
  • Megapixels: 3.3 MP
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Nice little Camera

byjosh550 Mar 19, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good resolution, auto/manual focus, swivel head, highest zoom available (other claims...
Cons no viewfinder, battery life, 8MB memorystick, needed repair for ~$250.
Recommended it? Yes

Really wanted the DSC-F707, with its 5.2 Megapixels, viewfinder, and extra options, but found a great deal on this one ($549.00 at Circuit City because it was an open box item) and couldn't turn it down. Overall it is a nice camera with fairly high resolution. The pictures taken are very nice and... Read full review »


Great camera but not for traveling

byjhlan Dec 3, 2004
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good pictures, lots of features, big screen.
Cons Big and bulky, intimidating for those not familiar with electronics.
Recommended it? No

I got this as a Christmas gift last year. I had wanted a digital camera that I could take some simple snaps with, but my engineer husband got the one with all the bells and whistles. I was so intimidated by all the features, that it was months before I even opened the box. Fortunately, I got out... Read full review »


This SONY is no Baloney!

bylgg311 Jan 11, 2004
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great lens and 10x OPTICAL zoom!
Cons A little bulky due to larger lens.
Recommended it? Yes

I have used this camera for many pictures. It is a very capable camera that I originally paid $1000 when it was new, several years ago. At the time, it was the cream of the crop!

The Zeiss lens on the camera produces very clear images. This camera is only 2.1 Mega Pixels, but the photos... Read full review »


Some Good, Some Bad, Some Camera?

byAtlantaGreg Feb 10, 2002
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros 5X optical zoom. Threaded lens barrel. Easy to use overall.
Cons Poor low-light focusing. Body too small for larger hands. Flimsey feeling battery door.
Recommended it? Yes

So I went on Ebay and hocked a couple of my gizmos so I could go out and buy a new gizmo for my upcoming birthday. I decided on the DSC-F505V because it was on sale at Circuit City, and quite frankly, I was tired of shopping around. :)

The F505V was Sony's high-end model a year ago. It's... Read full review »


Best camera for the money

byKmondon Feb 5, 2002
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good quality pictures, ample optical magnification.
Cons Shape is cumbersome, menu's somewhat difficult for bug fingers.
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this camera from Fry's for $450 plus tax. This camera's shape is quite distinctive, but it also makes it difficult to manage in my hands. The display is difficult to see in bright light conditions. The camera requires some anticipation when taking motion shots, since there is a short... Read full review »


It's SONY all the way! Through the lens lightly with the DSC F-505

byartbyjude Oct 24, 2001
61 Helpfuls 62 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Carl Zeiss Lens, portability, versatility, creative options
Cons NOT the highest resolution, but megapxels are highly overrated! Picture Gear Software
Recommended it? Yes

Not fifteen minutes ago I grabbed this camera, rushed to the banister and took a picture of my black lab from above, chewing on a dog biscuit. The sight amused me, because of late her more sedentary life style has produced a shape, from above, very like a grape. And I suddenly realized how much I... Read full review »


Great quality

bysanderpicks Jul 9, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Photo imaging quality, lens, features, battery life, ease
Cons hard to see screen in bright sunlight, some what slow on large file shots
Recommended it? Yes

This was my first digital camera to own. I was amazed at the photo quality and color qaulity. I send my files off to a professional printer and when I received my first batch back, I couldn't believe the quality. The auto focus is always crisp. I love the fact that the lens has a manual focus. It... Read full review »


Oh! That's why we shoot at F:2.8

byfashfoto Jun 26, 2001
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent image quality, excellent color, battery power "countdown" in minutes,...
Cons handling takes "getting used to," 8 megabyte memory stick is a...
Recommended it? Yes

I've been a professional photographer for some thirty years photographing women for the covers of magazines ranging from Playboy to Vogue: my Web site: but the Sony DSC F505V is my very first digital camera (and I've owned it since...well, yesterday: Sunday, June 24, 2001).

... Read full review »


Camera, a year later

bysmarkton Jun 10, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great all-around digital camera, cool looking, macro focus, fun!
Cons Limited movie capture mode.
Recommended it? Yes

Last summer I was thoroughly researching a camera to get myself as a graduation gift, and now, a year later I would still buy the same camera today. Why? The first thing that caught my eye was that it caught my eye. Boy, is it pretty. I had seen the earlier model, the F505, at Circuit city and... Read full review »


Great camera presence and photo quality.

bytiyapolayeeo May 6, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great color response in daylight. Excellent lens quality and zoom factor.
Cons Sometimes you'll miss having a viewfinder.
Recommended it? Yes

The story...
My APS camera broke so I decided to go for a digital camera seeing that I'm usually a horrible shot and super lazy about developing film.

I did some research on the cameras, notable the Canon's and the Sony's and eventually chose the Sony F505v for several reasons.
... Read full review »


Best digital camera for consumer.

byacuratl Apr 30, 2001
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Unique design. High quality of image. Expandable memory stick.
Cons Expensive. Battery life not too long.
Recommended it? Yes

The camera has got to be one of the best, if not the best, consumer digital cameras out there on the market today.

It has an intelligent flash, 2.5 inch screen to view images, precise manual focus for up-close images and so on..... I've had this camera for a while now and I now have 3... Read full review »


If you got the dough, I give you the go

bypandabry Apr 25, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros ergonomic design, easy for amateurs, tons of features
Cons flash too bright, no case, 8mb stick included, expensive
Recommended it? Yes

Let me preface this review by saying that I would never spend $900 on a camera, digital or otherwise. I don't have the money for that. My wife and I received this camera as a gift from her parents last Christmas. "An extremely generous gift" you might say. Well, you are correct. In any event, we... Read full review »


Big Lens, Small Body, Thats Life.

byicedspam Feb 16, 2001
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight, Easy, Carl Zeiss, Image Quality, and Design.
Cons Battery Power, Lack of Compression Choice/New Features, and 2.6 Megapixels.
Recommended it? Yes

I was sick of it all. Walking around with a big bulky Sony Mavica with "okay" quality pictures, and slow disks speeds. It just wasn't cutting it, so I just threw the digital camera away in the trash. Oh well, It's not mine. As a highschool student, working at a small computer... Read full review »


No Regrets!

byshigg Feb 15, 2001
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Quality, Style, Features and ease of Use
Cons Cost
Recommended it? Yes

I was on the look out for a digital camera to add some photographs to my web site, being a novice photographer I didn't want the hassle of taking lots of shots to find out what's best and I did't want the cost of developing lots of 'bad' shots. After looking around and reading a few reviews I... Read full review »



byhv_fn Jan 27, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Auto and manual Focus, super clear pictures, fast cycle times, excellent red eye...
Cons Short battery life, lack of optical view finder
Recommended it? Yes

The DSC-F505V can be described in two words - THE OPTICS.
Amazing picture quality, lots of handy features, and the ability to manually focus the lens. The flash is the best I have ever seen and the "strobed" red-eye reduction is fantastic. The USB interface is a windows explorer type. You can... Read full review »


Sony DSC-F505V Cool

bychipshots Jan 8, 2001
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent Optics,AC adapter included,Easy to use
Cons No neck strap,only 8mb memory stick
Recommended it? Yes

Well designed camera and fun to use. Zeiss Optics were a big reason I picked this camera. Color reproduction is amazing, zoom in and out is smooth and effective. Even at a distance closer than 1/4 inches one can get a clear, sharp image! I like the simulated shutter sound that the camera has as an... Read full review »


best camera ever!!!

bysmirnov Jan 2, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros everything
Cons nothing
Recommended it? Yes

I really liked the design of the DSC-F505, one of my favorite aspects being the rotating lens which swings nearly 180 degrees. I also enjoyed the fact that the tripod mount was placed on the bottom of the lens instead of the camera body, meaning that you can tilt the body up and make the LCD... Read full review »


Sony F505V...What a camera!

byRMasse2 Dec 29, 2000
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lens, Fully Automatic, Fantastic Photos
Cons Battery Life, Supplied Memory
Recommended it? Yes

Well to start things off...I knew virtually nothing about digital cameras when I started looking. Then I started examining the Nikon Coolpix 900 series (since I kept hearing great things about it). After looking at it and playing with it in a camera store for a about an hour, I decided that that... Read full review »


Very impressive.

byskidplate Dec 27, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great up close pictures
Cons none
Recommended it? Yes

I needed a digital camera in order to put pictures of jewelry on my web site. I wasn't sure on what to buy. Most cameras didn't take a clear picture close up. I needed professional quality without spending a lot of money. After months of research, I decided on the Sony DSC-F505V. This is one of the... Read full review »


Great for what you need

byggeter Dec 26, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros lens, video mode, design, image quality
Cons limited manual mode flexibility.
Recommended it? Yes

I researched digital cameras for a long time on and decided on the Sony for three reasons: 1. I'm partial to Sony, 2. I had bad experiences with the Nikon's, which were the runners up in my opinion, and 3. The lens system.

First, some comments on the design. Yes, we have no... Read full review »

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