Floppy Disks w/ DC's

What does everyone think of Digital Cameras that have the floppy disk drive. I have read reviews about those cameras and a lot of people like them, but then a lot of people say that the drives broke. One person said he had exchanged it nine time and those nine times it always broke.

Or how about those sony camera’s that have the mini-cd drives that just burns the photos to the CD automatically. Or is that just another thing to worry about, to be more gentle with it because of the writing head.

Is it better to go jut Memory card?

Thanks.


I really like the sony series, Mavica MVC-XXX (XXX put # here) where they have the floppy drive because I used it before it was easy 1-2-3 to use it. But it was slow to take the picture.

So I am having a hard time to choose, because I have only used that one digital camera. Don’t really know to much about the other brands. Even though I read the reviews.

Thanks again.

~Sly

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Re: Floppy Disks w/ DC’s

id rather have memory card, they can hold a lot more espically with high res
pics…
one of my friends has an older sony with the floppy disk on it and its kinda
slow between pics since its gotta store it and everything…

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> What does everyone think of Digital Cameras that have the floppy disk
> drive. I have read reviews about those cameras and a lot of people like
> them, but then a lot of people say that the drives broke. One person
> said he had exchanged it nine time and those nine times it always
> broke.
>
> Or how about those sony camera’s that have the mini-cd drives that just
> burns the photos to the CD automatically. Or is that just another thing
> to worry about, to be more gentle with it because of the writing head.
>
> Is it better to go jut Memory card?
>
> Thanks.
>
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> I really like the sony series, Mavica MVC-XXX (XXX put # here) where
> they have the floppy drive because I used it before it was easy 1-2-3 to
> use it. But it was slow to take the picture.
>
> So I am having a hard time to choose, because I have only used that one
> digital camera. Don’t really know to much about the other brands. Even
> though I read the reviews.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> ~Sly
>
> -=Certified in Stuff=-
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> SychoSly
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Re: Floppy Disks w/ DC’s

On Friday 30 August 2002 05:37 pm, Tony Ranieri wrote:

> id rather have memory card, they can hold a lot more espically with high
> res pics…
> one of my friends has an older sony with the floppy disk on it and its
> kinda slow between pics since its gotta store it and everything…

My Dad was up here last month and he had one of those floppy Sonys…

Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow maybe 10-15 sec for each pic, felt
like minutes :wink:


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Floppy Disks w/ DC’s

John R. Marshall wrote
> My Dad was up here last month and he had one of those floppy Sonys…
>
> Sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow maybe 10-15 sec for each pic, felt
> like minutes :wink:

I’ve used Sony Mavicas alot for work (at one of my clients) and find them
very handy (both the floppy kind and the CD-R kind). It’s nice to be able to
just slap the disk into any computer without any special software. The
Mavicas I’ve worked with have seen heavy use for over two years and are
still going strong (one was sent in for repair at one point – I forget what
the issue was)

But they are slow. Not only does it take a while (about 5 seconds on the
ones I’ve used) to write to the pic to the floppy/CD, but there is a
significant pause (1 sec?) between the point when you press the button and
the point when the photo is taken. This makes them useless for action shots
(assuming you wanted to shoot the action that was happening when you pressed
the button :slight_smile:

Re: Floppy Disks w/ DC’s

Definitely go with a camera that has either smart media or compact
flash. Smart media is more of a standard and a lot of other devices use
it, though.

I don’t think they even make cameras with floppy drives anymore. Plus,
you’d only get 2 GOOD QUALITY images on a floppy. Most high-res images
run about 500k.

-Mike K.

SychoSly wrote:
>
> What does everyone think of Digital Cameras that have the floppy disk
> drive. I have read reviews about those cameras and a lot of people like
> them, but then a lot of people say that the drives broke. One person
> said he had exchanged it nine time and those nine times it always
> broke.
>
> Or how about those sony camera’s that have the mini-cd drives that just
> burns the photos to the CD automatically. Or is that just another thing
> to worry about, to be more gentle with it because of the writing head.
>
> Is it better to go jut Memory card?
>
> Thanks.
>
> ------------------------------
> I really like the sony series, Mavica MVC-XXX (XXX put # here) where
> they have the floppy drive because I used it before it was easy 1-2-3 to
> use it. But it was slow to take the picture.
>
> So I am having a hard time to choose, because I have only used that one
> digital camera. Don’t really know to much about the other brands. Even
> though I read the reviews.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> ~Sly
>
> -=Certified in Stuff=-
>
> –
> SychoSly
>
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