Sony MVCCD500 CD Mavica 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

January 24, 2016 - Comment

If you like superior resolution and control flexibility this Sony CD Mavica 5MP Digital Camera is for you. In addition to a 5-megapixel Super HAD sensor for image detail up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, you get the capacity of instant-archive CD-R/RW format and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm equivalency in

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If you like superior resolution and control flexibility this Sony CD Mavica 5MP Digital Camera is for you. In addition to a 5-megapixel Super HAD sensor for image detail up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, you get the capacity of instant-archive CD-R/RW format and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm equivalency in 35mm photography) plus a 3.2x digital zoom. Features: 5 area multi-point auto focus, hologram AF illuminator, continuous auto focus, multi-pattern measuring, recordable CD media, slow shutter noise reduction, 14-bit DXP A/D Conversion, manual exposure controls, scene selection mode, MPEG movie VX mode, 2.5″ LCD monitor, AC adapter/in-camera charger, A/V and USB cables, shoulder strap, MCR-156A CD-R and MCRW-156A CD-RW media, and software.The Sony Mavica CD500 combines the advantages and capacity of the instant-archive CD-R/RW format with advanced resolution and control flexibility. The Mavica CD500 features a 5-megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, and a movie mode that shoots full-frame video.

Step-up Value
Here’s a Sony feature that adds value to this digital camera and differentiates it from other models in the Sony lineup.

product image CD-RW Media: CD Mavica cameras shoot directly to 156 MB CD-R/RW discs, so there’s room for hundreds of images and movie clips for instant archiving.

Optics and Resolution
Optimized for photo enthusiasts, the MVC-CD500 offers a 5-megapixel Super HAD sensor for image detail up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels and print enlargements up to 20 by 30 inches. Get closer to your subjects with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3x optical zoom lens (34-102mm equivalency in 35mm photography). The Mavica CD500 also features a 3.2x digital zoom.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on high-capacity 156 MB CD-R (recordable) and CD-RW (rewritable) discs, enabling you to instantly archive your shots. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Movie Mode
You can capture far more than still images with the MPEG Movie VX function. Most digital cameras’ movie modes are limited to 30- or 60-second clips, but the Mavica CD500 can keep shooting until you’ve filled the CD-R/RW, approximately 6 minutes at full VGA resolution (640 x 480, 16 frames per second).

More Features
Flexible exposure control is provided with aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure modes. For better command of motion and depth of field, the Program Shift feature allows various aperture and shutter-speed combinations from within the auto mode. The Mavica CD500’s five-area multipoint AF can also evaluate five separate areas of the frame and intelligently focuses on the subject, displaying the selected focus point; or, the user can choose any of the five points for manual control.

With single, monitoring, and continuous AF modes, the photographer can optimize focusing to the situation, which is especially useful for capturing action shots. The hologram AF illuminator projects a laser pattern on the subject to artificially create contrast, even in low or no light.

Multipattern measuring independently meters the light in 49 points of the frame to establish the optimum exposure, even when highlight and shadow are not centered in the frame.

Other features include: Large 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor Pop-up flash with auto, on, off, slow, and red-eye reduction modes Hot-shoe for connecting external flash or remote control Scene modes include twilight, twilight portrait, landscape, beach, and snow Two-shot burst mode and multiburst mode of 16 images at 320 x 240 pixels

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery NP-FM50 (included). It measures 5.5 x 3.8 x 4.1 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds. This package includes the Mavica CD500 digital camera, battery and battery charger, USB and AV cables, 1 blank CD-R, 1 blank CD-RW, and CD-ROM with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

it’s the little things that set this apart First i want to dispell any misconceptions: just because this is a CD-based digicam does not mean it’s big, slow, loud, and a battery hog. It’s not exactly tiny, but it’s not huge either. It’s about the same size as a 35mm SLR with a small normal lens. It’s as fast, if not faster, than digicams without moving parts. You can’t hear the disc spinning unless you’re in a quiet room and you actually put your ear up to the camera and listen carefully. The rechargeable battery that comes with it lasts…

Richard R. Carlton says:

The Best Currently Available I am a professional radiographer and photographer (25 years now) and I used both the Sony CD500, CD400, CD350, CD300, as well as a Nikon Coolpix for field research x-raying mummies in Peru. This means the cameras were pushed hard…..blowing sand, huge contrast ranges, high resolution radiographs needed, fast manual control of radical light conditions, etc…..essentially most of the tough conditions and imaging requirements you can imagine. Here’s what I found: 

Anonymous says:

Simply amazing photographs! I purchased this camera as a replacement for a Sony Mavica about 4 years old. I had a really good experience over those 4 years with the other Mavica. 

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