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Sony MVC-FD97

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 2/9/2001

Manufacturer Sony
Model MVC-FD97
List Price $899
Sensor Resolution (Pixels) 2.1 megapixel CCD
Image Dimensions 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1200 (3:2), 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 (320 x 240 and 160 x 112 Movie; 160 x 120 and 80 x 72 Clip Motion)
Compression Levels Uncompressed TIFF, Fine, Standard
Sensitivity - ASA/ISO equivalent rating (not stated)
Lens Type glass
Lens - Focal Length (35mm equivalents) 10x, 6 to 60mm lens (equivalent to a 39 to 390mm lens on a 35mm camera)
Lens - Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/11
Filter Threads Yes, 52mm
Shutter Speed Range 8 to 1/500
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Twilight, Twilight Plus
Exposure Compensation -2 to +2 in 1/3 EV increments
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Focus Auto, Manual
Focus Range 9.8 inches (25 cm) to infinity
Macro Range 0.8 to 9.8 inches (2.0 to 25 cm)
Storage Memory Stick, 3.5 inch floppy diskette
Image Capacity 0-25 (4MB Memory Stick)
File Format(s) TIFF, JPEG, MPEG, GIF
Image Capture Cycle Time, secs (High/Low Res) 2.7/2.7, 8.0/5.5
(faster times are for Memory Stick, slower ones for Floppy Disk)
Image Download Speed, KB/Sec 390 KB/Sec
Flash Range 2.7 to 8.3 feet (0.6 to 2.5m)
Flash Modes Automatic, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced, Suppressed
Viewfinder electronic SLR optical viewfinder eyepiece
LCD Screen 2.5 inch, color TFT
Video Out NTSC or PAL
Special Features Landscape mode, Panfocus mode, Voice mode, E-Mail mode, Text Mode, Picture Effects, Clip Motion, sharpness adjustment
Power InfoLITHIUM NP-F330 rechargeable battery pack or AC adapter
Usable Battery Types NPF330, NP-F530, or NP-F550 packs
Size 5 x 5 x 7.25 inches (126 x 124 x 184mm)
Weight 33.2 ounces (950 g)
Software USB drivers, MGI PhotoSuite SE 8.1 and 1.1, MGI VideoWave III SE
Optional Accessories Additional MemorySticks, additional batteries, battery charger, lens conversion kits, F1000 flash unit

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