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Sony Mavica CD1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Sony Mavica CD1000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the screen and storage are on the whole positive. The zoom and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the focus and shutter, and comments about the memory and size are different.

image quality, usability, zoom, storage, screen

price, reliability, shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Mavica CD1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Sony Mavica CD1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the price and zoom. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and reliability get negative comments. The shutter and performance get mixed views.

image quality, portability, usability, zoom, price

reliability, memory

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Sony MVC-CD1000

May, 2001

Expert review by : Sergei Penya (

Mavica MVC-CD 1000


Technical characteristics and functions lens10X ZOOM f = 6.0-60.0 mm (39.0-390.0 mm eqv. to 35 mm) f/2.8, thread for 52 mm filter, Super Steady Shot system ...

Mar, 2001

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Sony - Mavica MVC-CD1000


For all their usefulness, digital cameras still compare unfavourably with their conventional counterparts in two key areas. First, there's the lack of capacity for image storage, especially if you are shooting at higher resolutions, and second ...

This is a large, fully featured, high quality digital camera with a price tag to match, but the internal CD-R image storage gives it a telling advantage over the competition. Definitely one to check out.

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Sony MVC-CD1000


If you can live with the extra size, weight, and cost, the MVC-CD1000 is an exceptionally versatile device that can outperform professional cameras. Besides a long list of functions and features, which includes a 10X optical zoom lens with electronic...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Brett Larson (

Sony, contact Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000

Mar, 2001

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Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000


Revolutionary digital camera has a built-in CD-R drive for storing photos. But you pay dearly for the privilege.

This is possibly the ultimate digital camera for professionals and serious amateurs who blaze away huge numbers of photos during a photo session. Its recording speed, however, is too slow for most action photography.

Nov, 2000

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Sony MVC-CD1000 Review


Sony have had a strong grip on the digital camera market for several years now. So, what's been the reason they've done so well? The decision to use floppy disks as the storage medium. Now ask any reviewer what storage medium he'd most like in a...

Good image quality, typical 2 megapixel Cheap storage Ease of image transfer (once finalised disc will work in almost any CD-ROM drive) Big image stablised 10 x zoom lens Excellent available controls on outside of camera Interesting LCD viewfinder...

Price ($1299) (relative) Design, Size & Weight (subjective) Slow startup, focusing and shutter lag Auto Focus lack of "focus priority" (random focusing problems) Poor LCD frame cover (86%) Aperture priority crippled by minimum 1/30s shutter speed...

Here's my rating of the Sony MVC-CD1000: (2 megapixel ultra zoom class)

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Sony Mavica CD1000


The new $1299 Sony MVC-CD1000 (Digital Mavica) shares the same basic "look and feel" of its Mavica MVC-FD95 sibling. It has the same incredible 10x optical / 20x digital SteadyShot stabilized zoom lens, a high-resolution color viewfinder plus a 2.5

Jun, 2000

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Sony Mavica CD1000 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


More than any other single company, Sony has dominated the digital camera market the last few years, thanks in large part to the easy computer interfacing offered by their Mavica(tm) line of floppy-disk based cameras. They've also been active at the...

Jul, 2000

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Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000


Abandon the floppy disk in favour of a 156MB, 3-inch CD-R disk that can hold up to 1,000 640-by-480 images with this camera. Click happy?

Sep, 2001

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