Sony MVC-CD500 Digital Still Camera also features massive 5.0 megapixel resolution with a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 3X optical lens and the ability to write to inexpensive optical media.
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I don't know why anyone would want a memory stick when they could burn their pictures directly to a CD. Fill up the disk and..........put in another disk for 200 more pictures or 7 1/2 minutes of movie with sound. It doesn't get any better!
### I found this camera to be easy to use with, for a novice, almost Too many options - Not that that's a bad thing.The pictures it takes are awesome and the video is a lot better quality than I'd expected it to be.Over all I have to say I am more than p...leased with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone, though I'd suggest they shop around to get the lowest price before they purchase it...Unlike I did...since the Mavica can get a bit on the expensive side.Oh yeah, you some of those mini discs are up over 180 meg now, another plus. Read more Less
### What a great idea! Had to buy mine on line since the electronics stores are not keeping them in stock. I'm assuming they want to sell cameras that require expensive memory cards. Viewing the CD was a snap. Some say the size is bulky, for me it is lik...e a real camera. Feels good in my hands. The zoom could be better but we have options for add ons so I don't consider this an issue. The VGA video looks and sounds good, have not tried the 'mail' setting but supposedly you can get up to 89 minutes of movie in that mode. I have not explored all the features of this camera but I am definitely looking forward to it....like enjoying a 9 course dinner! Read more Less
### Probably the most convenient feature is the use of mini-cd's versus rather expensive memory sticks of limited storage. You can shoot almost unlimited shot with the cd and these are much easier to give to others to use on their machines than a memory...stick. Read more Less
### This is our third digital camera and by far the best! We wanted a 5 megapixel camera that didn't rely on expensive memory cards. The Sony Mavica was the perfect choice! Although Sony mini-CDs are expensive, Imation & Verbatim both make much cheaper v...ersions that can be bought in local department stores (works out less than a cent per Mb!!!). We've taken over 1200 photos since October 2003 (when we purchased it) and the only duds (very few) were our fault! The camera also takes great night photos - we went around taking photos of Xmas lights and they came out wonderfully clear. Hubby tries to use all of the available modes but there is a "point & click" mode that I usually take advantage of and it produces superb photos without any fancy settings! You can fit between 70 & 90 five megapixel photos on a non-Sony mini-CD. If you don't want to print the photos, use a lower resolution (eg 1.2 megapixel) and you can fit over 400 photos on a disk!In summary, a great camera for anyone... Read more Less
### Easily the best camera I've every owned or used. It is easy to operate and takes excellent quality pictures even on the lowest resolution settings. The mini CD used as the picture storage holds a large number of pictures and they are easily transfe...red onto your computer without the need of a special card or memory stick reader. However, I often experience "disk errors" which has caused me to lose pictures in the past. The video capabilities are also excellent. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone from a semi-professional photographer to a vacation picture taker. Read more Less
can not start taking photos without initializing.If you take without initialzing ,it will damage the cd.
### I bought this camera in Kuwait just before I went to Rome on vacation, and ended up paying way too much for it ($800). I started playing with it immediately and was impressed. Some of my employees were playing cards across the room and I took a pic o...f one's hand in 5.0, zoomed into it and could read his hand perfectly. I have been using the same RW disc for 3 years. I use it for family (great pics of the grandbaby), weddings, day, night, all of it. Seldom do I have a bad photo...and if I do, I can delete it unlike my 35mm. If you can find one, get it. It is good for everybody from novice to pro. Read more Less
Best camera I have ever purchased. Easy to use, just takes a little getting used to all the features. I have had this camera for almost a year now and haven't even begun to use it to its full potential.
### While I had originally intended to purchase a camera that had both a screen and a view finder, I ultimately decided on the Sony MVC CD500 with the screen only. So far I have not been disappointed. It is user friendly and takes absolutely awesome pict...ures that can be blown up several times without nary a hint of pixel separation. The detail is terrific. What is most important to me is that I can select the e-mail mode and still obtain high quality photos that I can send to family and friends and, most importantly, use in my real estate business. When these pictures are downloaded onto the Multiple Listing Service they are top quality pictures. Surprisingly, the camera is easy to use and the instructions are very easy to understand. This is rare in electronic equipment. I just wish the instructions for my GPS were as simple. And there is so much memory on the mini CD's that you can shoot and shoot and shoot at a very cheap price. I love the camera.Tom Barnes Read more Less
Sony's new 5-megapixel CD-based MVC-CD500 offers a full range of "enthusiast" features along with essentially "inifinite" image storage on compact CD-R/RW discs. If you don't mind a slightly larger physical size, this makes a great all-around 5 megapixel digicam. Read more