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Sony Mavica CD400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Sony Mavica CD400. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the storage and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the lens and reliability get mixed views. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and shutter.

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screen, viewfinder, shutter, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Mavica CD400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Mavica CD400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony Mavica CD400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The portability and performance also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the lens, and many are negative about the shutter and screen.

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reliability, screen, shutter

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Les Freed (pcmag.com)

A Stellar New Mavica

 
Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony CD Mavica MVC-CD400

 

WHAT'S HOT: Huge photo capacity on relatively cheap media is the CD Mavica MVC-CD400's finest feature. Using 156MB, 3-inch CD-R or CD-RW discs, you can store up to 50 images shot at the camera's highest resolution (2272 by 1704 pixels) or nearly a...

The MVC-CD400 comes bundled with Pixela's ImageMixer software forstoring and editing photos. Given the camera's high-capacity discs, we wishSony had included a better image archiving/organizational program, such asACDSee or Canto's Cumulus

May, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Sony MVC-CD400 (4.1MP, 2272 x 1704, 3X Opt) (Sony-MVCCD400) Camera Review - PCWorld

 
May, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony Mavica CD400

 

Continue on to Page Two MVC-CD400 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 4.0 Megapixel (effective) Super HAD CCD Image Sizes Still Image: 2272x1704, 2272x1525(3:2), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 MultiBurst: 16-320x240 frames as 1280x960...

Feb, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Mavica MVC-CD400

 

The review of this camera is now complete. Photos have been re-shot where needed, and all sample photos were taken with a production-level camera

Excellent photo quality ; CD-R/RW format is excellent value ; Full manual controls ; Hot shoe for external flash ; Huge 2.5" LCD ; Great movie mode ; Hologram AF - the best AF assist system out there

No optical viewfinder ; No optical zoom in movie mode ; Poor Mac compatibility ; Concerns about durability of CD-RW drive ; Sluggish read/write times, esp. in playback mode

My conclusion about the Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 is very similar to the floppy-based cameras that I've reviewed. If you're sold on the CD-R/RW format, then the CD400 is a fabulous camera. It's got excellent photo quality, full manual controls, a very nice...

Jun, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

GREAT camera for the serious amateur - "old" but not obsolete!

 

Even though production of this camera has been discontinued, you can still find them for sale, so I wanted to add my unqualified endorsement to those already here. I purchased this camera three years ago, and in fact the model was released five years ...

Low-light capabilities ; excellent Zeiss lens ; CD storage

A bit of a lag between shots

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Satisfied User (1,700+ images taken)

 

I researched the Sony CD400 extensively prior to purchasing. I really enjoy the CD medium and feel that it is unsurpassed on the current digital camera market. I am averaging 85 high resolution(4 mega pixel) images per CD. At $0.75 per CD you can't...

Image storage capacity. Writing time. Storage medium cost.

On camera flash, quirks w/ finalizing the cd.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Camera, My Wife Still Loves It

 

I just love this great camera from Sony. The Mavica MVC-CD400 was a great buy for me four years ago, although a 4 megapixel camera doesn't cost quite this much anymore. I spent 600 dollars for the camera at Best Buy, getting a deal because it was an...

Strong flash, crystal clear 4 MP photos, reliable, solid, fully automatic only mode required.

A little slow to boot up, TIFF's are very slow, bulkier than other digitals, expensive.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Camera, My Wife Still Loves It

 

Strong flash, crystal clear 4 MP photos, reliable, solid, fully automatic only mode required.

A little slow to boot up, TIFF's are very slow, bulkier than other digitals, expensive.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

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No frequent replacement of batteries, auto changing of time and 0.3 seconds accuracy.

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Jun, 2006

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