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 07/01/2005 | allensinfo
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Pro great picture quality, convenient cdr image storage. easy to use, good battery life
Cons this is a somewhat bulky camera
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"My Constant Camera Companion"

I bought my Mavica CD500 about a year and a half ago. Since then I have taken well over 2000 pictures with it. The pictures almost always turn out very well. It is espescially good for close up pictures. For example, it is a delight to take a picture of a flower at the max resolution (5mp) and then look at it in great detail on my computer screen. I am not a photo expert, but have been able to take pictures good enough to enter in art shows with this camera. I really like not having to connect by cable to my pc to upload the pics. Rather, I just take out the cdr mini disk and pop it in my notebook's cd drive. I copy some of the pics onto my hard drive, and save every pic on the cdr disks. Current cdr mini cdrs hold 210mb or about 75 full size pictures, and cost less than a dollar so they are great deals. The camera has many advanced features I have yet to really explore; the default settings are so good that in reinforces my tech detail laziness. I bought a 5 year warranty with my CD500 and look forward to using the camera for the whole 5 years.

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  • Kevinwinsall published 10/07/2005
    need more specfications and funtions of the camera good start kev
  • aznchick published 08/01/2005
    Hi welcome to ciao. Jo x
  • grovej published 08/01/2005
    Welcome to ciao. John
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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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