Sony FD Mavica MVC-FD97 2.1 Megapixel Compact Camera

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Providing the ultimate in FD Mavica features, the MVC-FD97 delivers the benefits of dual media capabilities and an impressive 10x optical zoom lens. With 2.1 Megapixel resolution, aperture and shutter priority settings and an eyelevel viewfinder provides imaging solutions unmatched in this category. A logical step-up from the MVC-FD92, the MVC-FD97 offers dual media function, 2.1 Megapixel optimal image quality, an impressive 10x optical zoom and MPEG Movie mode to capture audio and video.

Quick Glance

LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in

Memory Card Support: Memory Stick

Effective Megapixels: 2.1 Megapixel

Camera Type: Compact Camera

Image Stabilization: Optical

normalized-Optical Zoom: 10

normalized-Weight: 32


Product Title: Sony FD Mavica MVC-FD97 2.1 Megapixel Compact Camera

Manufacturer: Sony

Power Score: 4.4 | 9 Reviews

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Product Reviews (9)

I take lots of pics with this...

Strengths: I love all about this camera. The zoom, the features and all. I really like the memory stick capability. I had a FD88(?) and the memory stick really makes the FD97 stand out.

Weakness: The only negative is the size. This really does not bother me, but some of my friends have mentioned that it is overly large. If you are going to take many pictures, get the long life battery.

I take lots of pics with this camera. This camera is much better than the FD88 that I had. The picture resolution is better, and the features are so much better than the FD88. I like the multiple resolutions that are available on this camera. For personal pictures, and pics that I might print out, I can use the highest of resolutions, and get great prints. If I need to email pics, I can set it on...
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By glock23c - Aug 6, 2002

I bought this FD97 after seeing a...

Strengths: Sharp pictures, and very, very versatile with the Sony "Strong Flash" (giving bright pictures, up to 33 feet - in the dark!) Best digital camera I've had, and this is #3.

Weakness: It's bulky, like a 4x5 camera, but ... the versatility and the pictures are "worth it", for my business/home use.

I bought this FD97 after seeing a friend's FD95, which is still be used professionally.

Would recommend it to anybody, since it can do most everything, especially with that 10x optical zoom feature. Have an ultra-wide accessory lens, also, to expand its use in the field.

Have taken some great pictures with this camera, and am thoroughly satisfied with my on-line purchase of the product.

By artcraft - Jul 16, 2002

Wow, I've only had this camera one...

Strengths: 10x 20x zoom, dual memory, lcd or regular viewfinder, 60 second video feature w/ sound, 1600 x 1200 res

Weakness: needs a better flash but that's it

Wow, I've only had this camera one day but I am familiar with many different digital cameras. I did the research, save your time because this is the single best over-all camera with dual memory, high res (1600 x 1200) and a neat 60 sec video feature w/ sound. Sony simply is the best bang for your buck in this price range. I paid $ 540.00 plus $19.95 shipping for: camera, a 32mb memory stick, a...
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By gus_villalpando - Mar 28, 2002

I really wanted the Sony 707 for...

Strengths: Amazing zoom, image stabilization, standard 52mm accessories, macro, one touch white balance, dual media. LCD and viewfinder are the best I've seen on a digital camera.

Weakness: Some distortion and chromatic aberation at max zoom, but that's normal for lens this length.

I really wanted the Sony 707 for the higher resolution. Now I'm glad I got this one. Besides being considerably less expensive, it feels great in the hand, controls are very intelligently laid out and instinctive, and the picture quality is just fine. I haven't been so happy with a new toy in a long time. I used to be afraid to "burn film" because out of a roll, I'd be happy if there were 1 or 2...
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By Bezmongol - Mar 19, 2002

The zoom on this camera is top of...

Strengths: Don't be fooled, if you are merely using this camera as a weekend enthusiast it's picture quality is far superior than anything in it's price range. Not to mention the Macro/Telephoto capability.

Weakness: Poor shots indoors

The zoom on this camera is top of the line for its price range, and the macro feature is excellent. I wouldn't go for the accessory add on lenses (I purchased a wide angle titanium lens to go with my camera and the lens it came with was far superior). The video feature is wonderful for websites and class/work presentations (such as in Powerpoint). I have never been more satisfied with a purchase...
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By dray - Mar 9, 2002

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