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Sony Mavica CD500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Sony Mavica CD500. 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the shutter and reliability. Reviews about the color and viewfinder are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Mavica CD500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Mavica CD500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Sony Mavica CD500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The performance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability. The battery and viewfinder get mixed opinions.

usability, price, performance, image quality, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Sony CD Mavica review: Sony CD Mavica

 

Pleasing photos; instant archiving on a mini CD; uncommon 640x480-pixel video resolution; many adjustable image-quality parameters.

Big and ungainly; subpar shutter delay and shot-to-shot times; little wide-angle capability; no custom white balance; no optical viewfinder.

Though the CD350 takes good photos with little trouble, you pay for its mini CD media in size and weight.

Nov, 2003

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

Sony Mavica CD500

 

Continue on to Page Two MVC-CD500 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 5.0 Megapixel (effective) Super HAD CCD Image Sizes Still Image: 2592x1944, 2560x1728(3:2), 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 640x480 and 160x120 MultiBurst: 16-320x240 frames as 1280x960...

May, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony MVC-CD500 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The year 2003 brings important new capabilities to Sony's revolutionary CD-Mavica digital camera line, which first began in late Spring 2000 with the introduction of the Mavica CD1000. Storing their images on CD-R (and now CD-RW) discs, the CD-Mavicas...

The year 2003 brings important new capabilities to Sony's revolutionary CD-Mavica digital camera line, which first began in late Spring 2000 with the introduction of the Mavica CD1000. Storing their images on CD-R (and now CD-RW) discs, the CD-Mavicas...

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Mavica MVC-CD500

 

For those who want the convenience of floppy storage, but with more capacity, Sony offers their CD Mavica line. Instead of a measly 1.4MB floppy, the CD Mavicas can store 156MB of photos and videos on a single 8 cm disc

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 ; Redeye a problem ; Poor Mac compatibility ; Concerns about durability of CD-RW drive ; Sluggish read/write times, esp. in playback mode

If you're sold on the CD-R/RW format, then the CD500 is a great camera. It's got excellent photo quality, full manual controls, a very nice movie mode, a hot shoe, and a dirt cheap media format. On the other hand, you've got a bulky, fairly slow (in...

May, 2003

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SONY MVC-CD500 Black 5.0MP 2.5" 123K LCD 3X Optical Zoom 3" CD-R/RW Digital Camera

 

I have just received this camera on 5-24-04. This is my first digital camera and I loved it. It is an excellent camera. It takes beautiful pictures and very easy to use. I love the big 2.5" LCD screen, the mini CD recordable and rewritable. It is...

May, 2004

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SONY MVC-CD500 Black 5.0MP 2.5" 123K LCD 3X Optical Zoom 3" CD-R/RW Digital Camera

 

Excellent camera. Easy to use and takes beautiful pictures. It still has lots of options for those who like to manually adjust too. I love using the CD-R's for media. Great if you go on vacation and plan to take LOTS of pictures, as each $0.30 CD is...

May, 2004

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SONY MVC-CD500 Black 5.0MP 2.5" 123K LCD 3X Optical Zoom 3" CD-R/RW Digital Camera

 

A tremendous camera. I own the MVC-400 of which the MVC-500 is based upon. The camera is truly versatile - it can be used as a true point-and-shoot camera, or the user has the ability to control aperture, shutter speed, exposure, and more. It also uses...

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SONY MVC-CD500

 

A fantastic camera at a great NewEgg price. Easy to use and takes perfect digital pictures. Buy one and you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend it!

May, 2003

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Sony MVC-CD500 Digital Camera

 

I have this great camera! The resolution does not impede on page 2 on my screen, more than full screen. Any page 8.5" x 11" prints in my opinion, Konica-Minolta Laser color are wonderful! Only the night light illuminates the light again through the...

Great picture quality ! Better pictures than from my 35mm cameras ! High resolution ! Great battery l

Slow to change to manual focus

May, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Buyer Beware this product is on recall

 

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If you want a camera to work part time, this is your camera

Apr, 2007

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