Sony Mavica MVC-FD92 review posted!|
(Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 10:40 EDT)
Sony's 1.3 megapixel, 8x zoom dual media digicam goes under the IR reviewing microscope...
Continuing our march through the ranks of Sony digicams, we've just posted our review of the MVC-FD92. This camera has a 1.3 megapixel sensor, but with interpolation to a final maximum file size of 1.6 megapixels. Interpolation as always is an uncertain benefit, but Sony's seems to do pretty well. (As the saying goes, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but on the other hand, you can sure gussy it up a bunch...)
To our mind, the biggest feature of the FD92 is one it shares with the new FD97 we reviewed a little while back: It's a true "dual media" camera, supporting both floppy disks and Sony's Memory Stick flash cards. As we found on the FD97, the availability of Memory Stick storage removes some of the storage-related limitations that plagued earlier high-end Mavicas. The MemoryStick gives you high-quality low-compression, fast file storage, but you still retain the convenience of the floppy for sharing photos with friends and colleagues.
Overall, the FD92 turned in a nice performance, and looks to us like an excellent choice for an all-around "office" camera, or for anyone for whom the ease of just handing someone a floppy with your pictures on it is appealing. Read the review for all the details!