Sony is the only manufacturer producing digital cameras that store still images and movie clips on CD-R/RW media. The Mavica CD350 is the three-megapixel model of the year 2003 CD Mavica line and is equipped with a 3x Sony optical zoom lens. Lighter in weight and less expensive than last year's three megapixel Mavica CD300 and sporting a slimmer and more stylish body. It also features the improved MPEG-VX movie mode with 640x480 resolution at 16 frames per second with audio. Six minutes of continuous VGA resolution motion video can be recorded on each disc.
Other CD Mavica camera features include the large 2.5-inch color LCD monitor that is used for framing and image review. The Sony InfoLITHIUM rechargeable battery system using the high-capacity NP-FM50 battery pack. A fully charged battery can yield up to 220 shots or a continuous recording time of 110 minutes. The included charger can also be used as an AC power adapter. And high speed USB 2.0 connectivity for fast downloads to the host computer.
Maximizing the benefits of writable CD photography, Sony's CD350 Mavica digital still camera incorporates focus, exposure and archiving features that help make every picture worth keeping. CompactDiscs are easy-to-use, long-lasting, and allow instant archiving of pictures - a lot of pictures. The CD350 Mavica can be used with either the write-once CD-R or the re-writable CD-RW type discs.
Mavica CD350 Features:
3.2 Megapixel Sony Super HAD CCD imager
Still images in JPEG or TIFF format up to 2048x1536 pixels
14-bit DXP A/D conversion for extended dynamic range
Sony 3x optical (41-123mm) zoom lens
2.0X Smart Zoom (at VGA size)
3 Area Multi-Point AF
Multi Pattern or Spot metering
156MB 3-inch CD-R / CD-RW storage
Slow shutter speed Noise Reduction
6 Scene modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Snow and Beach
2.5-inch, 123,000 pixel color LCD monitor w/solar assist
MPEG VX movie mode, 640x480 @ 16fps w/audio, up to 5:54 per 156MB disc
Sony InfoLITHIUM NP-FM50 1180mAh rechargeable battery
High speed USB 2.0 connectivity
The Sony CD350 is available now with a suggested retail price of $499.95.
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