Sony Mavica FD83

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The MVC-FD83 is a digital camera in the Mavica series from Sony, introduced in 1999 alongside the Mavica FD73 and FD88. As with earlier digital Mavica models, 3.5" standard floppy disks were used for storage, simplifying the transfer of images to a computer, helping make this a popular line of digital cameras in its day. So Sony could claim "megapixel" resolution for this model, the native 1024×768 pixel sensor image could be interpolated up to the odd size of 1216×912 pixels.

The 3x zoom lens (5.2–15.6 mm, f/2.0–2.1) gives a 35mm equivalent coverage of 37–111 mm. (The 6x zoom badge combines the optical zoom range with a "digital zoom," which degrades resolution—a common marketing ploy with early digicams.) At the (interpolated) highest picture resolution, a 1.4 MB floppy can store a maximum of eight JPEG images; at the lowest quality settings, 40 images could be saved.

As with the original FD7, the FD73 offered four in-camera "picture effects," namely Sepia, B&W, color negative, and "solarize."

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