Full-length review posted for Sony CD-500!|
(Monday, June 16, 2003 - 13:11 EDT)
Sony's CD-based Mavica cameras are unique creatures in the digicam market, boasting essentially "infinite" storage on low-cost CD-R/RW discs.
At the top of the line, Sony's new CD500 model offers a five megapixel sensor, sharp 3x zoom lens, and nifty features like Hologram Autofocus and MPEG Movie VX (for movie recording up to 640x480 pixels, limited only by available disc space). It also sports an enhanced hot shoe that couples with either conventional single-contact flash devices and Sony's new and very capable HVL-F32X external flash unit.
This is not only a great "enthusiast" camera, but possibly the ultimate "travel" camera, since it's easy to pack along a couple of gig's worth of image storage in the form of a handful of 3" CD-Rs. Check it out!