Sony Mavica FD100

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Sony MVC-FD100

Introduction & Physical Views



Review posted 7/20/02

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The 1.2-megapixel MVC-FD100 captures still images up to 1280x960 pixels and 320x240 motion JPEG video clips. It is equipped with a Sony 3x optical zoom (41-123mm 35mm equiv) lens. It also features a large 2.5-inch color LCD, long-life InfoLITHIUM battery system and 3-1/2" floppy disk drive that are standard on all Mavica FD (Floppy Drive) series cameras. To further enhance its image storage capability the MVC-FD100 now has a Memory Stick card slot and can store up to 128MB of images and movies.


MVC-FD100 features:

  • 3X Optical / 6X Precision Digital Zoom
  • 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480 still image sizes
  • 5, 10 or 15 sec MPEG movie clips in 320x240 or 160x112 size;
  • 12-bit DXP A/D Conversion -- allows a wider dynamic range from highlight to shadow;
  • 2.5-inch color LCD with SolarAssist photocell for better daylight visibility;
  • An adjustable intelligent flash with Red Eye reduction;
  • Compact 4x HiSpeed floppy disk drive -- enabling files to be recorded and played back faster;
  • Memory Stick card slot for up to 128MB of storage space;
  • Long Life Battery - Rechargeable InfoLithium battery with AccuPower meter with a life of approximately 1600 shots or 2.5 hours, in still image standard mode
  • 3:2 picture size ratio option for perfect 4x6" prints;
  • E-Mail Mode and a date impose function available in three display patterns;
  • Five AE modes with four white balance modes
  • Video output for display on television set
  • USB data port for fast download to computer



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Sony MVC-FD100

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MVC-FD100 Specifications

Imager 1/2.7" 1.2-megapixel Sony HAD CCD
Image Sizes Still: 1280x960, 1280(3:2), 1024x768, 640x480
Recording Formats Still: JPEG, TIFF, GIF
A/D Conversion 12-bit DXP
Lens Sony 3X F3.8-3.9 6.4-19.2mm (41-123mm 35mm equiv)
37mm filter threads
Focus Contrast Detect
Autofocus 9.8" to infinity
Macro AF 1.25" minimum
ISO Sensitivity Automatic or ISO 100, 200 or 400
White Balance Auto, Outdoor, Indoor, Hold
Exposure Metering Center-weighted Averaging or Spot
Shutter Speeds 2 secs to 1/800 sec
Aperture Range F3.9-?
Program AE Twilight, Twilight+, Landscape, Portrait, Pan Focus
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
In-Camera Sharpening +/- 2 in 1 step increments
Flash Modes Auto, Forced, Redeye, Off
Flash Level Adjustment Auto, High, Low
Flash Range 1-2/3 to 6-2/3 feet
External Flash n/a
Color LCD 2.5-inch 123,000 pixels TFT w/backlight
and SolarAssist photocell
Eyelevel Viewfinder n/a
Playback Zoom 1.1 to 5X in 17 steps
Playback Index 9 frames
Review / Quick Delete Yes / Yes
Trimming / Resizing Yes / Yes
Image Storage 3-1/2" 4X floppy diskette, 1.44MB format
Memory Stick 4MB to 128MB
Connections AC power, Video Out, USB 1.1
Software supplied: Pixela Image Mixer Ver. 1.0 Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; Macintosh® 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1 USB Drivers Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; Macintosh® 8.5.1, 8.6,9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1
Battery Supplied InfoLITHIUM NP-F330
and AC-L10 charger / AC supply
Dimensions 5-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches
Weight (including battery) 1lb 7oz. / 645g.






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