Sony has recently announced the release of two revolutionary disk-based digital cameras. Both machines have a built-in floppy disk drive (PC HD format) on which photos are stored. As many Amiga systems now incorporate HD drives which can read PC 1.44Mb disks, the world of digital stills photography is now open to the Amiga world. Use on other platforms (PC, Mac etc.) is also possible.
The MAVICA FD5 boasts an auto exposure fixed-focus f-4.8, f-2.0 lens, equivalent to a 35mm focal length of f-47mm.
The MAVICA FD7 features auto exposure with 5 mode settings, auto / manual focus and an f-4.8 to f-1.8 lens (35mm lens equivalent focal length f-40 to f-400mm). Features also include a 10-1 optical zoom and 4 built-in image effects (sepia, mono, neg & pastel).
The cameras store 24-bit colour images (max res 640 x 480) in JPEG format, ideal for web page graphics, video backdrops and desktop publishing. Up to 40 images can be stored per disk in low res. Image preview is via a rear-mounted LCD panel.
Accessories supplied with both models: Rechargeable battery, charger, handstrap, backup memory battery (optional for the FD7 are a wide-angle and a telephoto lens).
Chroma will be supplying the cameras with both PC and Amiga software.
PRICES: MAVICA FD5: UKP459 PLUS DELIVERY
MAVICA FD7: UKP619 PLUS DELIVERY
Although available now, product may initially be in short supply.
Contact: Steve Hall
153 Holt Road
Norfolk NR21 8JF
Tel: 01328 862693
Details and pictures on Chroma`s website