Sony Mavica MVC-FD83

Get your digital pictures perfect.
This story first appeared in the June 2000 issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Sony's reputation for making cool electronics that are a snap to use is only further burnished by the Mavica digital camera ($600 street). Its digital pictures are sharp and eye-catching, and its one-minute audio/video movies are fine for adding some panache to a service or product pitch via e-mail. Best of all: Both stills and movies are captured on a standard 3.5-inch floppy disk, which can be popped into a PC, laptop or similar appliance. Simply put: Sony got it right with this one. Key specs include a 4X floppy disk drive, SXGA resolution and a 2½-inch color LCD preview window.


J.W. Dysart, a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times and The Financial Times of London. He is also a columnist for our sister publication, Business Start-Ups.

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