I was very pleased to see the addition of a hot shoe mount to the CD the previous CD model featured a “cold” shoe with no contacts , doubly so to see it continued here, with added contacts for Sony’s new HVL-F32X external flash unit. The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. The Nikon P is a bit of an oddity, but the unique shooting opportunities it makes possible are why it’s Editor Jeff Keller’s pick this year. Sony doesn’t give you as many free CD-R’s as on last years models. I suspect the answer has to do with keeping the “Burst 3” mode a consistent feature across their entire camera lineup, but that seems like an absurd limitation to place on a camera, particularly in light of the CD’s other advanced features. Note that only the Rec Mode options are available in Auto Record mode. Dec 20,

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Sony MVC-CD Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

This is actually much simpler than it sounds, particularly once you get used to how the control works. Startup time depends on state of disc. I was surprised, because the flash isn’t very close to the lens. Images can also be erased, write-protected, copied, resized, set up for printing on a DPOF device, or played back in a slide show. The camera shuts itself off automatically after 3 minutes of inactivity.

Sony Mavica CD500

The camera evaluates 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. In addition to the four main exposure modes, there are six preset Scene modes to adjust the camera for shooting for specific situations: Pressing on the wheel a second time deselects the setting, removing the yellow highlight, so that you can scroll to any other adjustable setting.


Auto, Forced, Slow Synchro, and Suppressed. In these programs, you typically want to apply sharpening at the end of the manipulation process.

That is, you can’t open up more space on a disc by going cd5500 and deleting images shot earlier in the session. Twilight Portrait works along similar lines, but uses the flash in a slow-sync setting to capture a fully-illuminated subject in front of the darker background.

It offers a multitude options for taking great photos plus, it records your photos on a CD.

The e-mail image is recorded in addition to the image size selected through the Record menu’s Image Size option. I recall having some trouble with the Command wheel on the CD, apparently because I sometimes pressed it too rapidly.

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A “Solar Assist” feature includes a small translucent window above the LCD that directs additional light behind the panel in bright conditions. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers:.

Sony CD Mavica CD and CD Digital Photography Review

The actual scenes are changed through the shooting menu, via the Scene setting. When you depress the shutter release button halfway, the CD locks focus in under a second. But even when the information overlay is disabled, critical information relating to camera operation and mode settings still appears on the LCD display.


This virtually eliminates the hassle of downloading files from the camera to your computer. Click here for a print-optimized page. Second number is for immediate switch to play after snapping the shutter.

The C500 Zoom function is enabled through the camera’s Setup menu, effectively increasing the CD’s zoom capabilities from 3.

Shutter Priority – you choose the shutter speed and the camera picks the correct aperture. Find information and receive instant notifications about your product. Video, Power, Software To completely erase all images on a CD-RW, the CD offers a Format option cx500 the Setup menu, which also requires the camera to rest on a level surface with no vibrations.

A brief note here, in response to some questions I’ve received about the earlier CD Mavicas: Sony Mavica This is a great camera. Actual frame rates might vary with the image resolution and the amount of information to be recorded, but in all my tests, it came in at a solid 0.

Movies captured at the email resolution setting play back on the camera’s LCD screen at a reduced size, while VGA-quality ones play back full-screen.

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