Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
I take jewelry product shots on my F717 which are often nightmarish to set up. I was first drawn to my F505 by the lens and the large LCD display but I would dearly love to be able to see the set up on a larger screen before taking sets. The A/V output on the TV is great, but it would be nice to use my laptop for convenience's sake. Is there any way to accomplish this? Many thanks. Tom
Posted by Anonymous on
The image on a laptop is maybe only slightly better than fair. With what you see on the camera, laptop, and actual taken picture, you eventually adjust to what the final result will be, and mostly ignore the differences. The process of accurate focusing seems easier using the device. More modern devices are reported to provide higher image quality. Here are some reviews that include several external "video capture devices": http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,4148,396324,00.asp I also have a small (and cheap) 5 inch(?) lcd television, with a video-in jack. My use is to set the camera up remotely, often 50 feet away, and then with extension cords on the remote trigger and video lines, snap pictures surreptitiously. I believe forum member "busch" uses an add-on lcd monitor for some of his work. It would likely be worth getting his feedback. Good luck.
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