Combining point-and-shoot convenience with a host of manual photographic controls, this camera is sure to inspire digital photographers to expand creativity and get better results. Armed with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, ISO sensitivities of 100/200/400/800 and shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 second in auto mode, the DSC-F717 produces stellar results, even in the most demanding of shooting situations.
Kit comes with AC Power adapter and battery.
This is great for Astrophotography. Here is what one user said: "...Carl Zeis lens was smoking fast at f/2.0. This was critical for astro-imaging situations. While it didn't have a bulb setting for arbitrarily long exposures, it would do a 30 second exposure and would go to ISO800. This was long enough and sensitive enough to at least get me started with astrophotography."