Sony Mavica MVC-FD73

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Sony Mavica MVC-FD73

Get into digital photography the easy way with the Sony Mavica. This digital darling eliminates drivers, cables and adapters. The 350k pixel image sen...

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“Ideal for web work, but ...”

published 13/08/2000

ProCheap media, easy to use

ConsNo mains lead included and expensive to run

I bought an FD73 to use on websites I design for small companies, so its use of floppy disks as storage media was ideal - no need to wait until I get back to the office to check the quality. Although it's not a megapixel camera, at 640 x 480 its full sized pictures would be too big for a website...

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ProConvinient where loads of people use it, share ima...

ConsPoor picture quality when enlarging images, heavy.

The MVC-73 is a good camera using floppy disks to store the images. You can get 40 images on one disk in standard mode (20 in fine). The effects are quite good and the zoom isn't bad either. This camera is not good if you are planning to take photo quality images. The quality leaves a lot to be...

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“Good Start”

published 14/06/2000

ProUse of Floppy Disks

ConsLighting is poor

Sony has a wonderful concept with this camera. Floppy disks are practically free these days, so there is virtually no cost for "film". I have another digital camera, but the memory card makes it very inconvenient for traveling. Whenever the card is full you have to download the photos to your...

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“GREAT PRODUCT”

published 04/10/2000

ProWORTH EVERY PENNY

ConsNONE

This product was bought for me as a present, im glad it was because i wouldn't have bought it myself it is very simple to use, alot simpler than you would think but it has a great instruction manual with it. Although you can get this product cheaper, they are only cheaper made i believe the more...

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Product Information : Sony Mavica MVC-FD73

Manufacturer's product description

Get into digital photography the easy way with the Sony Mavica. This digital darling eliminates drivers, cables and adapters. The 350k pixel image sensor produces razor-sharp pictures you can see immediately on the built-in 2.5 inch color monitor. Just shoot, store and show with the Sony Cyber-Shot Mavica digital camera. View dazzling 24-bit color images on a 2.5" LCD color display viewfinder and store up to 40 images per 3.5" floppy disk in a universal JPEG format. View and manage your images on a PC or Macintosh system and use with virtually all current software applications to enhance your multimedia presentations. The Mavica also features 1/60 to 1/4000 second shutter speeds, built-in flash and PhotoStudio software from ArcSoft.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony Mavica-MVC-FD73 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel

Lens System: 10 x zoom lens - 4.2 - 42 mm - f/1.8-2.9

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

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

Colour: Metallic grey

Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.8 cm x 6.2 cm x 10.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: MVC-FD73

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic grey

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 350,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 330,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/4"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Recording Format: JPEG, BMP

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Sunset & Moon, landscape, portrait mode, pan-focus, beach/snow, sports mode

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

White Balance: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±1.5 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 10 x zoom lens - 4.2 - 42 mm - f/1.8-2.9

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 40 - 400mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 1 cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Filter Size: 37 mm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 2.5 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Additional Features: Demonstration mode, auto power save, progressive scan CCD system, date/time stamp, display brightness control

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 84,260 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, lens cap, shoulder strap

Body Material: Plastic

Battery

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

Memory / Storage

Image Storage: Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 40 - with 1.44MB floppy disk ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 20 - with 1.44MB floppy disk ¦ BMP 640 x 480 : 1 - with 1.44MB floppy disk ¦ Standard JPEG 320 x 240 : 35 - with 1.44MB floppy disk ¦ Fine JPEG 320 x 240 : 15 - with 1.44MB floppy disk

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - labour - 90 days ¦ Limited warranty - parts - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.8 cm

Depth: 6.2 cm

Height: 10.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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