Full review of Sony FD87 online!|
(Thursday, May 3, 2001 - 20:08 EDT)
Dave tries out Sony's 1.3 megapixel, 3X optical zoom Mavica, the latest to feature floppy disk storage...
This will wrap up our Sony digicam coverage for the next little bit (at least until their ever-active engineers come up with yet *another* camera for us to review). The MVC-FD87 is a pure floppy-disk based Mavica, sharing many features in common with the FD92 that we reviewed a short while back, but minus the Memory Stick interface of that model. User interface features are essentially identical to those of the FD92, and the camera offers 1.3 megapixel resolution with a 3x optical zoom lens. (The FD92 sports an 8x optical zoom lens, and has a 1.6 megapixel interpolated high-resolution mode as well.) As with other recent-model Mavicas we've tested color and image quality were excellent, thanks to the 12-bit digitization introduced to the Mavica line last year. If you're looking for a basic digicam with good image quality, and the ease of use & sharing offered by the floppy disk-based storage, the FD87 could be your camera. Check it out!