Another day, another dumpster dive, another hit… a digital camera that uses 3.5″ floppy drives as storage device. A Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD73.
My first surprise was that I was still able to charge the cameras battery. The second surprise was that it was still working flawless. And when doing some background research there was a third surprise that Sony still provides a manual (PDF). I did not expect any of these points.
|Max. resolution||640 x 480 (0.4 megapixels)|
|Sensor type||CCD (ISO 100)|
|Optical zoom||10x (focal length ~ 40-400 mm)|
|Min shutter speed||1/60 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||ca. 500 g|
|Dimensions (ca.)||138 x 103 x 62 mm|
I’ve taken two sample pictures with the camera – one of my keyboard (in low resolution) and one of my children’s toys (in high resolution). In both cases the resolution is 640 x 480 pixel (VGA) but the compression and thereby the file size differs. It is also visible by the higher number of artefacts.