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Sony Mavica CD400

Sony Mavica CD400
alaScore 78

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability. The lens also gets good comments.

image quality, lens, portability

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Mavica CD400


Last year Sony introduced two Mavica CD-based cameras, the CD200 and the CD300. These were the first digital cameras to incorporate a CD-RW drive for image storage. For 2002 Sony is introducing two new compact cameras using rewriteable CD drives, the CD25

The bottom line is image quality and thanks to an excellent lens and state of the art camera hardware, the CD400 delivers sharp, colorful and properly exposed images. The size is not an attribute to most but the huge LCD, in comparison to other digicams,

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (ndhome, 19 May 04)


I have had my MVC 400 for over a year now and I love the quality of pictures. I also like having all the manual controls. It was well worth the money and until the Digital SLR's really get professional quality I'm sticking with my CD400. The lens is...

Turn the camera off to save battery power, you better not have a quick picture you want to take, start up time is slow ... the shot is gone before you are ready. Shutter speed is great for action but you only get one shot ; Don't plan on taking any...

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (Faith Copeland, 2 Mar 03)


This is my first real camera in 25 years. I purchased it a couple of weeks ago but haven't encountered any problems. I will be taking many action shots and I think this camera does great with the burst mode. Reading the manual can be a bit confusing...


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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (AmericanBob, 13 Feb 03)


Great camera! Upgraded from the Sony FD95, and have found the 400 to be an excellent choice. I travel alot and find that the 400 travels well and with the CD's, I can pick them up in any city without having to search for an electronics store to buy the...

No problems but would like to see a higher MP, maybe a 5 or 6MP CD camera

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (Donald Rose, 2 Feb 03)


This is a great product for the user that needs quality features and great photos at a reasonable price. The storage disk is great and the battery life is very good. I create websites and I use this disk camera to eliminate the scanner. This product...

None so far

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (John T. Irby, 8 Jan 03)


I am a commercial real estate appraiser and use the CD-400 on a daily basis in my work. Its great optics and auto/manual exposure options allow me to capture my subjects quickly and easily in the most difficult lighting. The mini CD removes the concern...

None encountered

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (Gary Schafer, 4 Jan 03)


This is my second Mavica. The first was the FD83, the floppy disk version. I loved that camera and was not certain that any camera could impress me as well as that one did. I was wrong. This new camera is fantastic! The pictures it takes are only...

Camera takes 5 seconds between shots ; It takes too long between pressing the button and actually snapping the picture ; Batteries are EXPEN$IVE ; Included battery charger requires the battery to be in the camera, meaning you can't charge and use the...

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (Duane from Tucson, 6 Dec 02)


I have used this camera for only a couple weeks but have taken hundreds of pictures. The main attraction for me was the CD media. I took a picture of my kids in the Tucson, Arizona desert (lots of detail in the surrounding plant life), printed an...

Haven't installed the software. I may not ; No camera problems at all

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (bcnow, 28 Nov 02)


I have had for 4 days been experimenting and trying all features. Manuel easy to read and understand. originally looking at the 717 but decided on the cd400 after using I feel I made the right decision. At first I wasn't sure but have changed my mind....

A little slow recording to disc but getting used to it and not a major problem at this time

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Owners Opinion: Sony Mavica CD400 (Ronald Smith, 16 Nov 02)


This is my first digital camera. I've used it for about six weeks and I am more than satisified with its performance. I find it veery easy to use and the pictures. have been excellent. I have arthritis in my hands but find the size and configuration of...

I had trouble installing the software. I finally contaacted the software manufacturer. What looked to be a foreign language actually were symbol fonts. I transfered them to floppies and then uninstalled them. Onace I did this the software installed in...