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Expert Review

Dc Resource
26 October 2000
  • Excerpt: Everyone knows about the success of the Sony Mavica line of digital cameras. People love floppy-based cameras for the convenience of a cheap, universal storage format. They forget about the slow read/write speeds, and minuscule size of the floppy, and plop down nearly $1,000 for the privilege to own a floppy-based camera. Panasonic caught on, and said, "why not use Imation's SuperDisk format, which holds 120MB per disc!", and the PV-SD4090 was born (see our review).
  • Pros: SuperDisk media - low cost per megabyte, Uncompressed TIFF mode, Movie mode with sound
  • Cons: Photo quality disappointing, Slow access speeds, Clunky menu interface, Overpriced at $1099, It's too big and heavy, Unsure of SuperDisk benefit (aside from cost/MB)
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