Sony Mavica FD-85 review
The perfect all-around camera for beginners and pros.
I've had my FD-85 almost 2 years now and use it mostly for eBay photos as well as all other general photography. After using my work pard's FD-73 to shoot a wedding, I knew I wanted a Mavica. It's just about perfect. It replaced a Kodak DC-20 which was a total POS.
Using the 3.5 floppies saves a lot of money over the expensive memory sticks. There's no conversion routine - the pics are saved as .jpgs on a floppy. I pull them into Paint Shop Pro and do what I want with them. Couldn't be simpler.
It has performed flawlessly, no problems, for almost 2 years. I've had some photography training and some classes and used to do a little avocational photography work for profit. I owned a complete Canon AE-1 SLR system with all the accessories. I find that I'm able to do anything with this camera that I could do in 35mm. And NO darkroom work or waiting for the pics to come back from the processor. You can set any and all parameters simply with a few pushes of the buttons and tailor your exposures to suit any lighting situation.
Love the macro focus. You can get as close as you want to an object. Great for showing detail in auction photos.
Just can't say enough - BUY ONE!
No problems, but technology has now passed this camera by. With "only" 1.3 megapixels resolution, there are many cameras that produce sharper pictures now and they're cheaper. Still, if you can find one of these, I recommend it unreservedly.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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