Sony Mavica FD-91 review
A marvel when first introduced, the Mavica FD-91 remains a superb camera but with limited uses. Its lingering appeal is threefold: (1) ease of use traceable to the simplicity of (and, for most users, a ready familiarity with) floppy disks, (2) superb optics that permit both long-range and ultra-close (1 inch) macro shots, and (3) a large (2.5 inch) and bright LCD monitor. Although its low-resolution sensor renders the FD91 outmoded for printing and enlarging photos beyond small-snapshot sizes, the camera's imaging capabilities are at their best in web pages, online postings and other electronic formats. For limited uses of those sorts, the FD91 and its Mavica predecessors equal, and sometimes outshine, newer digital models with high-megapixel processors.
Within the limited uses referred to above, the camera has been problem-free in every way, and is a pleasure to use.
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|Nov 8, 2003|