Remember when digital cameras used to store images on floppy disks? If not, here’s a rare look at the Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD73 from 1999. It featured a 640 x 480 pixel LCD display, a fixed ISO 100, an F/1.8 40-400 mm zoom lens and a shutter speeds of 1/4000 sec to 1/60 sec. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.


The later Digital Mavicas recorded onto 3.5″ 1.4 MiB 2HD floppy disks in computer-readable DOS FAT12 format, a feature that made them very popular in the North American market. With the evolution of consumer digital camera resolution (megapixels), the advent of the USB interface and the rise of high-capacity storage media, Mavicas started to offer other alternatives for recording images: the floppy-disk (FD) Mavicas began to be Memory Stick compatible (initially through a Memory Stick Floppy Disk adapter, but ultimately through a dedicated Memory Stick slot), and a new CD Mavica series – which used 8 cm CD-R/CD-RW media – was released in 2000.


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