Once connected to the TV, you can review images and movies or record them to video tape. Video, Power, Software The mode captures an extremely rapid burst of images, stored as a single x frame on the camera, which are played back as a single movie giving a slow-motion effect. Dec 26, Exposure control on the CD is just as straightforward and uncomplicated as on the CD model. One of the coolest innovations in low-light focusing I’ve seen recently is Sony’s Hologram AF option, which uses a laser diode and tiny holographic diffraction grating to produce a crosshatched pattern of bright red lines on the subject.

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This particular screeenshot is borrowed from my aony of the F Gear of the Year – Carey’s choice: All other exposure variables can also be adjusted.

Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 5.0MP Digital Camera – Black

The CD provides an LCD brightness adjustment through its Setup menu, which lets you change the display to Bright, Normal, or Dark to accommodate the shooting situation.

The four-way switch is used for menu navigation, plus changing these settings: All five normal AF areas are clustered fairly closely around the center of the frame, but there’s still enough separation to be useful in some situations with off-center subjects.

dony I first noticed this on the DSC-S75 camera. If you want to add more photos to the disc, you will need to initialize the disc.

If a movie file is displayed, pressing the center of the button triggers the movie playback. How well does the CD perform? Frame rates are very high, my measurements match Sony’s claims of 7.


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The Command wheel lets you adjust the exposure compensation, aperture, and shutter speed settings quickly. Built-in, pop-up flash with four operating modes. Also useful in limited lighting is the Hologram AF assist light, selected via the Setup menu, which helps the camera make adjustments in Auto Focus mode. Cd050 19, camera news. Senior Editor Barney Britton’s pick this year is the camera sonh he describes as “close to perfect” for the kind of photography he does.

The amount of smart zoom that can be used depends on the chosen resolution.

The default value of normal dony fine for most uses, but you might want to boost the sharpness a bit if your shots will be printed on a low-quality inkjet printer. The angled battery compartment and the distance between the sny door and tripod mount allow for quick battery changes while working with a tripod something I always notice, given the amount of studio shooting I do with the cameras I test.

All in all, the CD is a great camera to have for those “Kodak” moments. The CD Mavicas use the familiar Sony “overlay-style” menu, which are easy to use.

There are two CD Mavicas: Once enlarged, the arrow buttons let you scroll around inside the image. The tiny Command wheel at upper right lets you quickly change camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture, by turning the dial to scroll and pressing in to dd500 options in editable exposure settings displayed on the LCD viewfinder. Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig.


Like with the CD, the startup times on the CD are all over the map. Let’s continue, looking at the sides of the camera. It is for what it”s intent is but not for a novice who wants more. I don’t eony a thread size spec from Sony for this camera, so check with your dealer to insure lens-kit compatibility between other Sony models. I’d really like to see a less contrasty default tone curve, but the available reduced-contrast setting helps with harshly-lit subjects.

The CD uses the now familiar F2.

Sony MVC-CD500

Best of all, you get excellent image capacity with the CD-RW recording media, and a long enough movie recording time to rival some digital video cameras. The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2.

If you do, I’d advise checking it out carefully before you entrust your precious photos to it. The problem was that, while the camera appeared to recognize and utilize the expanded aony, after finalizing the disc, I was unable to retrieve the last dozen or so shots I’d recorded on it.

Loading another set of nine thumbnails takes around nine seconds.

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