updated 10:00 am EST, Thu February 21, 2002
Sony has introduced two new CD Mavica digital still camera models, MVC-CD250 and MVC-CD400, which capture to mini CD-R/W media. They feature multi-point auto focus, multi-pattern and pre-flash exposure modes, as well as auto focus illumination, pre-set scene modes, MPEG HQX Movie mode with audio, and a three-shot burst mode. Both models feature a 3X optical/2X digital zoom and ship with a media pack of six CD-Rs and one CD-RW disc. The MVC-CD250 ($600) captures images with 2.0 megapixel (effective) resolution, while the MVC-CD400 is a 4.0 megapixel camera that includes a bright f2.0 Carl Zeiss lens and comes equipped with Hologram AF function. The CD400 is due in May for about $900.