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Encyclopedia > Sony Mavica
Mavica FD5, the first digital model.
Mavica FD5, the first digital model.

Mavica is a Sony Corporation brand of cameras which use removable disks as the main recording media. The brand is most associated with digital cameras that record on floppy disks, but the name was first used for a line of analog still video cameras announced in 1981, and there were later digital models that recorded onto CDs. Sony Mavica FD 5 Digital Camera File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... A camera is a device used to take pictures (usually photographs), either singly or in sequence, with or without sound, such as with video cameras. ... The Nikon Coolpix 950 The Nikon Coolpix 3200 compact camera Digital photography, as opposed to film photography, uses an electronic sensor to record the image as a piece of electronic data rather than as chemical changes on film. ... A floppy disk is a data storage device that is composed of a circular piece of thin, flexible (i. ... A still video camera is a type of electronic camera that takes still images and stores them as single frames of video. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s...


The first Digital Mavicas recorded onto floppy, a feature that made them very popular on North-American market. But with the evolution of consumer digital cameras resolution (megapixels), the advent of USB interface and the rising of high-capacity storage media, Mavicas started to offer other alternatives for recording images: the floppy-disk (FD) Mavicas began to be Memory Stick compatible (initially through a Memory Stick Floppy Disk adapter, but ultimately through a dedicated Memory Stick slot), and a new CD Mavica series — which uses 8cm CD-R/CD-RW media — was released in 2000. A pixel (a contraction of picture element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... Type A USB connector Dual images of the two Type B USB connectors, mini and full size, side and front view, compared with a U.S. 5¢ piece (nickel) in both images for scale. ... A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a thin (1. ... Compact Disc ReWritable (CD-RW) is a rewritable optical disc format. ...


The first CD Mavica (MVC-CD1000), notable also for its 10x optical zoom, could only write to CD-R discs, but it was able to use its USB interface to read images from incomplete sessions. Subsequent models are more compact and have a reduced optical zoom, but are able to write to CD-RW discs. A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a thin (1. ... Compact Disc ReWritable (CD-RW) is a rewritable optical disc format. ...


3.5" Floppy: Sony Mavica FD-75, Sony Mavica FD-73, Sony Mavica FD-71, Sony Mavica FD-87, Sony Mavica FD-92, Sony Mavica FD-83, Sony Mavica FD-81, Sony Mavica FD-85, Sony Mavica FD-90, Sony Mavica FD-88


Cameras of similar concept

There were other digital cameras that used disk storage as memory media.

The Panasonic PV-SD4090 (or Panasonic Palmcam PV-SD4090) was a digital camera that used a SuperDisk (LS120) drive for memory storage that came out in 1999/2000. ... Zipcam was a prototype digital camera shown at Comdex 1999 by Iomega (Iomega Labs) that used 100 MB Zip disks. ... COMDEX (Computer Dealers Exhibition) is a computer expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada each November. ... Later (USB, left) and earlier (parallel, right) Zip drives (media in foreground). ... There were a number of digital cameras made by Agfa over the several years they were in the the consumer digital camera market. ... The Iomega Corporation NYSE: IOM is a supplier of portable computer storage devices and media. ...

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Sony Mavica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (222 words)
Mavica is a Sony Corporation brand of cameras which use removable disks as the main recording media.
The first CD Mavica (MVC-CD1000), notable also for its 10x optical zoom, could only write to CD-R discs, but it was able to use its USB interface to read images from incomplete sessions.
3.5" Floppy: Sony Mavica FD-75, Sony Mavica FD-73, Sony Mavica FD-71, Sony Mavica FD-87, Sony Mavica FD-92, Sony Mavica FD-83, Sony Mavica FD-81, Sony Mavica FD-85, Sony Mavica FD-90, Sony Mavica FD-88
Sony Mavica CD1000 Review: 1. Intro: Digital Photography Review (793 words)
Sony have had a strong grip on the digital camera market for several years now.
This would mean that Sony could boost the image quality by using a less aggressive compression yet still maintain the Mavica's convenience in being able to just pop the disc into a standard CD-ROM drive...
With the FD-95 and now the CD1000 Sony toned things down a little, just a 10 x optical (370 mm on a 35 mm camera), knowing that using a higher resolution CCD would but larger requirements on the quality of the image coming through the lens.
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