Manufacturer's Recommended Sale Price JPY125,000
The long-awaited Sony MD camera.
Full-featured but still limited in terms of resolution. It has a nice
infra-red data transfer feature that can transmit to PCs, other Sony digital
cameras and the DPP-M55 photo printer.
All the controls are labelled in Japanese, as is the on-screen menu,
and as this is a full featured camera it will be a bit of a challenge
if you cannot read any Japanese at all. If on the other hand you know
cameras well, it is straightforward enough. Not an entry point into the
digital camera world, but for someone who knows his or her stuff - a first
As a device to make a pictorial review of something with verbal notes
attached, it cannot be beat.
The MD audio is similar in spec. to the MZ-R50, and titling is even easier
using the big colour LCD panel. You can also record in mono mode.
Output is JPEG file.
||MD Cybershot Digital Still Camera DSC-MD1
wireless remote control
140Mb MD Data Disk
headphones with in-line remote control
2 AA size alkali dry cell batteries (for the wireless remote control)
manual (no English)
||5.2 to 15.6mm f2.0 (equivalent to 37 to 110 on a 35mm camera)
||350,000 (max resolution 640x480)
||1/3 inch charge-coupled device
||Macro mode down to 1cm - macro mode is automatic
||0.8m to 5.0m
||1/4 to 1/10,000
infra-red digital I/O
Analogue MIC/Line In
NTSC Video out
Headphone (minplug) socket
Minijack RS232C Digital I/O socket
Monitor is 2.5 inch foldable TFT colour panel with 62k pixels
||Fine Mode (640x480) - 1,000
Standard Mode (320x240) - 2,000
Or 365 standard mode pictures and 40 minutes of stereo sound.
||Also plays standard MDs. Does not record on these!
Internal clock calendar
Time lapse exposure system
Capable of multiple exposures in very short time. 9 per second?.
|| Extra MD140 disks JPY2,000
Accessory Kit (including shoulder strap, carry bag, infolithium rechargeble
battery NP-F100 AC Adaptor, view-finder shade) ACC KIT-MD1 JPY24,000
PC-Kit (Japanese only) DSKIT-PC4 JPY9,800
PC RS232C to Infra-Red reader kit. DSKIT-IR2W JPY12,800
Rechargeble Infolithium Battery NP-F200 JPY12,000
||490g (without battery)
||87mm x 116mm x 56mm