In the latest edition of Digital Throwback, Mashable takes a look at a camera that never got as much attention as it should have when it was first released, way back in 1999. The Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 was a pioneering digital camera that used…wait for it…a 3.5” floppy disk as its “memory card.” Remember those colorful prehistoric plastic disks that often died on us?
With a 4.2mm–42mm (10x) optical zoom, maximum image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 megapixel), and a tiny 2.5” rear LCD screen, this was a lean mean image machine.
The camera also had a tiny flash, exposure compensation option, and a few image effects to boot. To transfer images you of course needed a floppy drive. My, we’ve come a long way.
Did you ever use a Sony Mavica?
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