Sony Mavica FD-90

Announced Feb 3, 2000 •
1 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 34 – 270 mm (7.9×)
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I bought this camera due to the rising cost of film processing. The idea was to get a point and click for family shots. I have just sold my 35 mm Nikon set up due to the fact I never use it any more. The Sony works well no problems yet!! It is slow and is not the highest resolution, but the trade off is worth it compared to 35 mm. To those who say its bulky, I like that I have Large hands and find the new breed of compact camera very fidly. Problems: No problems at all had it over 8 months. ...

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Have used it now for 2 years. Extremely user friendly interface. Record time to floppy is slow and extremely slow if using the memory stick adapter. I use the adapter with 64 MB memory stick (have never gotten close to running out of memory) and tolerate the slow record speed. I shoot mostly still subjects. Have found the record time very limiting for shooting candids of people. Outstanding macro which I use a lot. I do not usually print my stuff (need higher resolution for that), but ...

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Good day to day camera,abit slow with the floppy ,lag between taking the picture & the picture actually taken is REAL slow using the memory stick adapter. ,your subject better freeze. Problems: none

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i have been looking at this camera since i brought my computer. i ave had 5 different cameras all of which were returned as they were either too much hassle to download or the pics were very poor. i am very pleased with the camera to date as it is so easy to use very good sized screen for viewing pics and if u want a camera for everyday use and sending emails to friend family etc then this is the camera for u i got it cheeper as it is being disscontinued by sony and i am very pleased with my ...

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I use the mavica fd 90 for my construction business and it has been an invaluable asset to promote my work to new customers. I have been using it also to document the progress of my various home repair jobs. The floppy disk storage serves me because I don't have to mess up with cables, etc. to my PC. The optical zoom feature, I would call it a god send; it allows me to get details of joints for example when joining framing lumber and for finishing ( trim and moulding ) work. Problems: I have ...

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The picture quality once printed using my Epson 875dc photo printer is not pin sharp. Using the flash on the FD90 does help with definition and now use the flash setting all the time. I would like to here from anyone with similar problems. Problems: The camera has been faultless.

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An excellent camera, my first digital, easy to use and very good cost/benefit relation. Problems: The Adaptor use drain too much energy from the battery.

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Klyphton
 
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This camera's use of floppy disk is really what attracted me to it. Talk about ease of use! Sharing picture is a complete breeze. The camera will make copies of disk for you or you can pop the diskettes into ANYONE'S pc or mac and begin sharing, e-mailing or posting pictures. No cables, no fuss no muss. Problems: As a result of using diskettes this camera is very bulky and slow. The 4x disk drive isn't all that quick between shots and forget about it if you are using the memory stick ...

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GLP
 
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I've used the FD90 for just over a year and here are some of my comments: 1. All pictures are taken at maximum resolution. Don't even consider using the 640X480 mode, the pix are lousy. 2. I use the floppy adapter with a 32 meg Memory Stick. The batteries cost $1.96 at Wal-Mart, so there is no high cost involved here. Can get over 100 hi res pix on the stick. 3. Set up to take fine and, in most cases, the flash at low. 4. Use a good editing program such as Adobe 6 or Picture It! if ...

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I bought it as a open item at best buy for $369. For me it's the best bang for the buck. If you buy a camera that has media (micro drive or other) it is not warrenteed. So, the best way to go it floppy. I can fit more than 30 pictures on a disc. that as good as a roll of film. And you just throw it in your computer and copy in what you want. I don't see why you would by anything else.

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