I need your advice. I am torn between buying a 5700 and 717. Some people tell me 5700 is better and yet some others Falcon, for eg tells me that 717 is better. I have tried the 717 and like it very much. I like it for it's large aperture, fast lens, good AF, AF assist and excellent resolution. I got a quote from AP at $1540 w/gst.
I have not tried CP 5700 as there is no stock at the moment. However, I have got lobang to get me a brandd new set at only $1400 instead of usual $1650. So, I am buying a more expensive camera at a lower price. Besides, I used to own a Fujifilm S602Z but sold it off. Couldn't stand the noise and plastic look. The focusing also very slow and in low light conditions, it is a major disaster. I have thus left with me, a 256 MB CF and 8 rechargeables AA. That leaves me even more tempted to get 5700 so that there will be minimum wastage.
However, I fear for 5700 as it also is sluggish at AF. I have also reservations about memory stick at only 128MB as if I go on tour, I need many shots. Besides, Sony is proprietary in everything.
Could you kindly share your experience with me regarding my doubts?