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.
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: 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.
Summary: Easy to use. Wonderful for family pics. Just pop in a disc and get over 100 pictures that can download onto any computer WITHOUT a program. Not good for sports shots in low light. If you want to zoom very much, you will need an add-on lens.
Summary: Here I am reading all these good things about this camera...and mine is in the shop for it's second trip in a month. I have been having problems lately. Now, first I want to mention that I have had this camera for over three years now and love sooo many things about it. I had purchased the extended warranty when I purchased the camera, so the repairs are costing me nothing. I have taken so many wonderful shots with this amazing camera...professional and personal.
Summary: The sony Mavica CD 500 is an excellent camera. This camera is very easy to learn! What makes the Mavica so great is the ease of picture downloads, you can either interface the camera direct to your P.C., or simply take the CD out of the camera and put it in your cd drive. The camera takes very clear pictures and is very easy to handle! The only drawback to the camera is the size and weight, the quality of the camera overcomes this objection very easily though.
Summary: My familiarity with this camera is limited to the information on amazon.com, so my observations should be taken as that of a spectator rather than a true critical review. Nevertheless, we all make judgments as to purchases without actually handling the item, especially on-line. This is based on the criteria I would apply if I were considering purchasing this item. I would expect a camera in the $1500 range to have more than a 3.2x optical zoom.
The Difference Between Photography and Just Taking Pictures
Leitz Fan, Amazon
2 March 2005
Summary: I am very much an amateur who had been using one of the older S series 2 megapixel Canon Digital Elph cameras for several years. Recently, I decided to upgrade, and considered purchasing the 7 megapixel Power Shot S70 before instead opting to move not only up in megapixels but also over into the realm of true photography. After some careful research concerning the tools I'd need,I stepped up and bought a Digilux 2.