Sony Mavica MVC-CD500

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Sony Mavica MVC-CD500

Sony's MVC-CD500 Digital Still Camera features massive 5.0 megapixel resolution (effective) with a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 3X optical/2X digital zoom ...

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Review of "Sony Mavica MVC-CD500"

published 07/09/2004 | ansha180
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Pro Long-lasting, and allow instant archiving of pictures .
Cons Quite Expensive
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Ease of Use
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"Fast and painless"

This camera is a genius. The picture quality is really amazing. I have big hands and the camera fits in my hands very well. It doesn't matter for me whether the camera is big or small, what really matters is that whether it takes good quality pictures or not? I have also had problems using the disk from the camera in a computer. I don't know whether the problem lies in the disc or in the camera else with the computer CD ROM. The capacity of CD is less. It is approximately 152MB still a large amount of data. USB cable is used to transfer the images to the PC. The process requires installing software onto the PC, but after the installation, the transfer of images is fast and painless.

The menus are very self explanatory, and very easy to use. I am learning quickly to get more out of my camera. It takes great pictures even in low light situations. Overall, I would recommend this camera. It takes great pictures and is very easy to use.

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  • dreamscancometrue published 06/02/2006
    not a bad start but could be better, welcome to ciao, we are all in the learning process of what people perseve as a good/ bad review, the best tip I can offer is to do some readings of other more experianced review writers, this will help you vastly, dont lose heart
  • LostWitness published 07/09/2004
    I thought that what you said was very useful but there just wasn't enough to be particularly useful as a review overall. There must, for example, be a lot more to talk about using the camera, taking pictures, special features etc. Rating is based purely on how useful the review is to a potential consumer, so please don't take offence.
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Product Information : Sony Mavica MVC-CD500

Manufacturer's product description

Sony's MVC-CD500 Digital Still Camera features massive 5.0 megapixel resolution (effective) with a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 3X optical/2X digital zoom lens and the ability to write to inexpensive optical media. The incredible photos and MPEG video clips you take are saved directly to 156MB CD-R/RW media, measuring only (8 cm) in diameter and readable on most CD-ROM equipped PCs. This incredible camera features a broad range of advanced features such as Multi-Point AF (Auto-Focus), Hologram AF, Continuous AF Mode, Multi-Pattern Metering, Pre-Flash Metering, and an advanced shoe for your flash attachment. Giving you all you need to create the most compelling images you've ever seen.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Mavica-MVC-CD500 - digital camera - CD-R (8 cm), CD-RW (8 cm)

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Media Type: CD-R (8 cm), CD-RW (8 cm)

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7 - 21 mm - f/2.0-2.5

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1180 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.9 cm x 10.3 cm x 9.6 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Colour: Black

Manufacturer: Sony

Localisation: English / Europe

General

MPN: MVC-CD500, MVC-CD500.CEE1, MVCCD500.CEH, MVCCD500.CEE

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 5.0 Megapixel

Camcorder Media Type: CD-R (8 cm), CD-RW (8 cm)

Optical Sensor Type: Super HAD CCD, CCD

Total Pixels: 5,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 5,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/1.8"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Digital Video Format: MPEG-1

Image Recording Format: JPEG, TIFF

Media Included Qty: 2

AV Interfaces: Component video

Enclosure Colour: Black

Localisation: English / Europe

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Sand & snow, landscape, portrait mode, Beach & Ski, twilight portrait, twilight mode

Special Effects: Solarisation, Black & White, Sepia, Negative Art

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Carl Zeiss 3 x zoom lens - 7 - 21 mm - f/2.0-2.5

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 34 - 102mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 4-50cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 52 mm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 5 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Audio recording, multi-picture burst, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 123,200 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x DC power input ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, PIXELA Image Mixer

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, Apple Mac OS X 10.1, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X 10.2

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, shoulder strap, storage media, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1180 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Image Storage: TIFF 2592 x 1944 : 7 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 51 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Standard JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 95 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ TIFF 2048 x 1536 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 81 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Standard JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 145 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ TIFF 1280 x 960 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 194 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Standard JPEG 1280 x 960 : 345 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ TIFF 640 x 480 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 655 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 1284 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ TIFF 2592 x 1728 : 8 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Fine JPEG 2592 x 1728 : 51 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ Standard JPEG 2592 x 1728 : 95 - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 16 fps - 350 sec - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW ¦ MPEG - 160 x 112 - 8 fps - 5490 sec - with 156MB Mini CD-R / Mini CD-RW

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.9 cm

Depth: 10.3 cm

Height: 9.6 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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