DCRP reviews Sony's Mavica FD200!|
(Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 00:10 EST)
Jeff Keller tries Sony's dual-media (MemoryStick and floppy disk) digicam...
Jeff over at the Digital Camera Resource Page has now posted the first review we've seen of Sony's Mavica MVC-FD200 digital camera. A two megapixel, 3x optical zoom camera with both a floppy-disk drive and a MemoryStick slot, Jeff concludes:
"I had mixed feelings about the Sony Mavica MVC-FD200. You already know that I'm not a big fan of the floppy disk storage format due to speed, storage space, and power consumption issues. It's great, then, that the Memory Stick is there as well. If you end up mostly using the Memory Stick, what you really have is a heavy, expensive, 2 Megapixel camera. The camera took nice pictures outdoors but was less impressive in lower light situations. The feature set is pretty basic, though most people will be happy with it (I would've preferred some real manual controls). If you're sold on the floppy format, you're probably going to buy this camera no matter what I say. If you're on the fence, I'd take your $500 and buy another camera that's smaller, faster, and more full-featured." If the MVC-FD200 looks like your cup of tea, be sure to read Jeff's full review for more...