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Sony Mavica CD1000

Sony packs a 156 megabyte CD-R into a 2 megapixel Mavica. (Wow!)

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 7/17/2000

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000


Model Name:

Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000 
Model Number: MVC-CD1000 
Camera Format: Other 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1299.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available:  
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 34.9 oz (990 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 5.4 x 5.2 x 8.3 in.
(137 x 131 x 212 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1600x1072, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x112
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 1.92
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 39 - 390 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 80 cm
1.2 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area: 19 x 14 mm
0.7 x 0.5 in
Min Aperture: f/11.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/11 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 52 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Eye level LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy: 94%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 92%
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100
ISO Rating Max: 100
Number of White Balance Settings: 4
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/500 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 3
Flash Modes: Auto, forced, suppressed, Red-Eye reduction, Low, Normal, High intensity settings 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.5
Flash Range Description: 2.7 to 8.3 feet (0.6 - 2.5m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CD-R 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 156.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: MPEG 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: PictureGear Lite (Sony), PhotoSuite, VideoWave (MGI) 
OS Compatibility: Win95, Win98, WinNT, Mac OS7.5 or greater 
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: 5.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 4.000 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 15.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: Custom 
Usable Battery Types: InfoLithium (NP-F550) 
Batteries Included: InfoLithium (NP-F550)
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: 3 (77mm) CD-R storage gives 156 MB per disk, switch disks for more. (cool!)  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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