As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717 is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, compacts and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-F828 and the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX10 IS and the EOS Digital Rebel XT)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-F717 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is thinner (2.7" vs 6.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is older (september 2002 vs august 2003) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DSC-F717)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DSC-F717)

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common strengths of the DSC-F828 and DSC-F717

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Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the DSC-F717)

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Significant disadvantages of the Digilux 2 (vs the DSC-F717)

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common strengths of the Digilux 2 and DSC-F717

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

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Significant advantages of the DSC-F707 (vs the DSC-F717)

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Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F707 (vs the DSC-F717)

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common strengths of the DSC-F707 and DSC-F717

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-F717 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm), is thinner (2.7" vs 4.1") and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.9 MP).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-F717

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Large (162×124×68 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 659 g

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
6 years newer
$519

Significant advantages of the SX10 IS (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX10 IS (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2

common strengths of the SX10 IS and DSC-F717

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×88×87 mm) vs Large (162×124×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 659 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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2 years newer
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-F717)

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Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the DSC-F717)

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common strengths of the Rebel XT and DSC-F717

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compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-F717 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is much larger (large (162×124×68 mm) vs compact (91×59×27 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×59×27 mm) vs Large (162×124×68 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-F717)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-W200 and DSC-F717

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-F717 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/2.8), has a slightly larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/3" 5.27x3.96mm), supports an external flash, has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 3 seconds).

However, on average it is slightly larger (large (162×124×68 mm) vs standard size (100×77×69 mm)), is older (september 2002 vs august 2003) and is slightly heavier (659 g vs 400 g).

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S3000 Z (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Smaller: Standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs Large (162×124×68 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 Z (vs the DSC-F717)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 3 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S3000 Z and DSC-F717

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital