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Any way to output viewfinder image to a monitor?

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

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Re: any way to output viewfinder image to a monitor?

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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My cibershot DSC-F717 does not have anything in the viewfinder and the LCD displays the settings and options.The screen is black with yellow words and numbers Also my zoom will not work. The LDC does not...


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Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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The pictures I take are whited out. I reviewd all


This will solve your problem but time sensitive. Website sony e support . click on camera then cyber shot and in search type image problem enter then scroll down and click on link. important notice about your sony.


Thank you for your support and patronage of Sony products.
It has come to our attention that a limited number of products, manufactured before March 2004, and incorporating a certain type of image sensor device (CCD), may exhibit the following:
  • When the product is used in camera mode, the LCD panel and/or electronic viewfinder exhibits either a distorted image or no image at all.
We have determined that this only occurs in a limited number of devices, but may be accelerated if they are exposed to hot and humid environments.
Until November 30, 2009, Sony will repair, free of charge, the following product models exhibiting the above-mentioned symptom where it is caused by the image sensor device:
  • DSC-F717
  • DSC-F88
  • DSC-M1
  • DSC-T1
  • DSC-T33
  • DSC-U40
  • DSC-U50

Important Notes:
  • There is a $20.00 charge for shipping and handling.
  • A credit card is required at the time the order is placed.
  • You must provide a mailing address in the United States or U.S. territories.

Except as provided above, all of the terms of your Sony Limited Warranty continue to apply.
Please follow the steps below to determine if your product may be affected by this issue and require service.

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Cyber shot dsc-f717 lcd blury and takes blury pictures


Hi,

Blurry image on camera mode is problem of defective CCD imager and required replacement.

Sony will repair your DSC-F717 free of cost as per announced scheme of CCD imager problem in few models and DSC-F717 is in list.

Click Sony CCD Support for details and instruction of shipping.

Good luck.

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Yellowish/Green cast seen through viewfinder


Hi,
Symptoms of your DSC-F717 shows problem in its CCD Imager IC and needs to replace.
Sony announced scheme of free of cost repair for your camera model with same symptoms. Click Sony CCD Issue for details.
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Sep 14, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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Re: No picture...


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html

Applicable cameras include:
Cyber-shot DSC-F717, F88, P10, M1, P12, P2, P31, P32, P51, P52, P7, P71, P72, P8, P92, T1, T11, T3, T33, U10, U20, U30, U40, U50, U60, V1

CD Mavica MVC-CD250, CD400, CD500, and FD Mavica MVC-FD100, FD200

Feb 19, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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LCD monitor does not show image you are focusing on....


The camera is a Single Lens Reflex. It is not possible to use the LCD as a viewfinder. Canon answers that question here: CanonUSA

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No image but data info etc. OK on LCD and EVF


Yess CCD problem- contact Sony they will either replace or offer a discount on a new model as this is some years old now.

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Bright pink/red color


This is a defective CCD problem known to Sony. They'll repair it FREE of charge and even pay the shipping. Go here for details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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Distorted Viewfinder Only In PIcture Mode


Yes, You are correct, it does not seem to be problem with the CCD. Insted it seems to be with shutter control or apparture control mechanism of the camera. Normaly there is one single cable carring signal to the shutter blade mechanism and the diaphram control. If this cable is damaged it shows the same symptoms as you have described in your mail. Get in touch with an expert camera repairer.

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Need Help with the F717


Are you set at green program mode on the dial? Nightmode doesn't fuction on A or S or manual mode.

Sep 12, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

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