Summary: This camera, one of the latest in the Mavica line intrigued me. Not only for its uniqueness, but for its quality as well. Zeiss lenses are among the best, and the fact this camera possess it adds to its photographing quality. Also the use of its laser focusing system, places it in the same family as the Sony Cybershot DSC F717 and F828. Saving the images to the mini CD-R is something that some camera enthusiasts will find interesting.
Summary: Great feel Great lens good camera in the 500 range. it has the organic feel i love. better if: -8mp sensor -af light -iso 200 400 could be better and the addition od 600 an 800 would be great -better digital viewfinder and lcd -sdhc update for memmory -faster processor for use in raw
mavica by sony. everything you would mavica and more.
26 February 2008
Summary: This camera is an excellent first digital for someone. you have the point and shoot type features to help the beginner; or, you can have the complexity of setting all the setting as well to take you beyond the beginner. The one thing that I don"t like is lack of depth of field. you have to be fairly close to your subject to have a truely outstanding picture. I bought this one because the seller made it sound so wonderful.
Summary: The CD500 I purchased is a 2003 model. It has a excellent lens that delivers great photos under the right conditions. This model has a full range of adjustments that require a good knowledge of photographic settings. If you use an add on ttl flash it will reach out to about 40 ft. The mini CD's are nice but if you mess one up you can't just erase it and start over like a memory stick.
Nice to look at, good conversation starter, but very flawed.
Nicholas Christo, Amazon
5 June 2007
Summary: Pros: Quality of the photographs (especially in black & white) which have the "Leica" look; Leica construction, fit & finish. The camera is mostly metal rather than plastic and has a two tone silver and black markings. It's built like a tank & beautiful to behold. (However, some photographers prefer the less flashy solid black color of the Panasonic DMC-LC1 twin and roll their eyes at the Digilux 2's attempt to imitate the look of the classic "Leica Rangefinder" camera.
Summary: What I love about my camera? Takes great pictures. I use the Zoom in and zoom out features a lot, and this camera handles it well. What I dislike about my camera? Being a novice photographer, it took me a while to learn all about my camera. The manual was not as simple, and required long reading. I simply did not have the time to sit and read through pages of manual.
Summary: I like the Sony Mavica cameras because of their quality and ease of use. The MVC CD500 is a 5 megapixel camera and the top of the Mavica line of CD cameras. It has all the features you'll need for taking a wide variety of photographs. The macro mode is perfect to get close to small nature shots and the 12X zoom(3X optical, 4X Smart zoom) will bring in those things you can't get close to. It has a movie mode and microphone to capture live action video.
camera that puts the pictures directly on a small disk
2 January 2007
Summary: I bought this camera for my sister. I was just the middle man you could say because she does not have a ebay account. She loves the way the camera works. It is by all means a used camera, the add was missleading.