Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 4.0 MP Digital Camera - Black Silver
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Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 4.0 MP Digital Camera - Black Silver

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  • Optical Zoom: 3x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Digital Zoom: 2x
  • Megapixels: 4.0 MP
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Sony Mavica MVC-CD400 4.0 MP Digital Camera - Black Silver

Never run out of storage space again! Sony's MVC-CD400 Digital Still Camera features massive 4.0 megapixel resolution (4.1 MegaPixel gross) with a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 3X optical zoom lens and the ability to write to inexpensive optical media. Capture exceptional still images and MPEG video clips directly to 156MB CD-R/RW media, measuring only 8 cm in diameter and readable on most CD-ROM equipped PCs. This incredible camera features a broad range of advanced features such as Multi-Point AF, Hologram AF, Multi-Pattern Metering and Pre-Flash Metering for creating the most compelling still images and digital video you've ever seen. The MVC-CD400 puts the power of digital photography in your hands!

Product Review Summary

Based on 37 user reviews
95% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews


GREAT camera for the serious amateur - "old" but not obsolete!

bymmk1 Aug 27, 2007
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Low-light capabilities; excellent Zeiss lens; CD storage
Cons A bit of a lag between shots
Recommended it? Yes

Even though production of this camera has been discontinued, you can still find them for sale, so I wanted to add my unqualified endorsement to those already here.

I purchased this camera three years ago, and in fact the model was released five years ago, which of course in the world of... Read full review »


Satisfied User (1,700+ images taken)

bysdupre Jun 21, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Image storage capacity. Writing time. Storage medium cost.
Cons On camera flash, quirks w/ finalizing the cd.
Recommended it? Yes

I researched the Sony CD400 extensively prior to purchasing. I really enjoy the CD medium and feel that it is unsurpassed on the current digital camera market. I am averaging 85 high resolution(4 mega pixel) images per CD. At $0.75 per CD you can't beat it for storage cost. Also, you can take... Read full review »


Great Camera, My Wife Still Loves It

byarthur_jay Sep 11, 2006
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Strong flash, crystal clear 4 MP photos, reliable, solid, fully automatic only mode...
Cons A little slow to boot up, TIFF's are very slow, bulkier than other digitals,...
Recommended it? Yes

I just love this great camera from Sony. The Mavica MVC-CD400 was a great buy for me four years ago, although a 4 megapixel camera doesn't cost quite this much anymore. I spent 600 dollars for the camera at Best Buy, getting a deal because it was an open item.

The MVC-CD400 is extremely... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Twilight mode
White Balance Auto
Special Effects Negative Art • Sepia • Solarization • Black & White
Continuous Shooting Speed 2 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Digital Photo Mode • Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • USB • With Tripod Mount • Not Interchangeable Lenses • DPOF Support • Audio Recording • USB Compatibility • Date/Time Stamp • Multi-Picture Burst • Sharpness Control


Max Video Resolution 320 x 240,80 x 72,160 x 112,160 x 120

File Format

Digital Video Format MPEG • MPEG-1 • MPEG HQ


Run Time Up To 153 min

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS X


Connector Types 1 x DC power input


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Rotation Built-in
Display Type LCD


Depth 4 in.
Width 5.44 in.
Height 3.75 in.
Weight 23.04 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Without Viewfinder

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory 3 in. CD-RW • 3 in. CD-R Disc

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 8 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 100
Light Sensitivity Max 400
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type Hybrid
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 34 - 102mm
Macro Focus Range 4-50cm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/1.8"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 3x
Type Point & Shoot
Digital Zoom 2x
Megapixels 4.0 MP

Product Identifiers

Model MVC-CD400
UPC 027242606487
Brand Sony

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