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Sony MVC-CD500

Sony further expands its CD-equipped camera line, adding a five megapixel CCD and a host of other features to last year's top-of-the-line CD Mavica model.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 06/09/2003


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Mavica MVC-CD500


General

Model Name:

Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 
Model Number: MVC-CD500 
Camera Format: Other 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-05-14
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: RM-VD1 Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 21.4 oz (606 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.5 x 3.8 x 4.1 in.
(139 x 96 x 103 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2592x1944, 2592x1728, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 - 102 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4.0x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-area multi-point AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 13
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 50 cm
1.6 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.0
Aperture Range Description: f/2.0 (wide) / f/2.5 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 52 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ Adapter 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 49-segment Multi, Center-weighted Average, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 5.0
Flash Range Description: 0.5 - 5.0 m (1.6 - 16.4 ft) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Accessory Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CD-R 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 312.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG 1 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: USB 2.0 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 16.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FM50 InfoLithium 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NP-FM50 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: 312MB supplied memory consists of one each 156MB Mini CD-R and 156MB Mini CD-RW discs. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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