Sony DSC-MD1


Name DSC-MD1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1997/10
Device type misc
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 87mm x 116mm x 56mm
Weight 490g (without battery)
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Power cable
Price (launch)
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), Built-in mic
Outputs other
Control Remote (Sony)

The DSC-MD1 was first announced at the '97 World PC Expo. It is a still image camera and does not take video. It can play music from a standard MD, but does not record. Supports Mono SP playback.

It has infra-red data transfer feature (IrDA) that can transmit to PCs, other Sony digital cameras and the DPP-M55 photo printer. Uses a MD Data disc that can store up to 2000 images. Max Resolution is 640×480.

  • Lens: 5.2 to 15.6mm f2.0 (equivalent to 37 to 110 on a 35mm camera)
  • Pixels: 350,000 (max resolution 640×480)
  • Light Digitizer: 1/3 inch charge-coupled device
  • White Balance: Automatic
  • Light Metering: TTL
  • Lens Range: Macro mode down to 1cm - macro mode is automatic
  • Flash Range: 0.8m to 5.0m
  • Shutter Speed: 1/4 to 1/10,000
  • Storage Capacity: Fine Mode (640×480) - 1,000 \ Standard Mode (320×240) - 2,000


  • ACC KIT-MD1 Accessory kit
  • DSKIT-PC4 Computer connection kit (for Windows/Macintosh)
  • DPP-M55 Digital color printer
  • DSKIT-IR2W Infrared communication adapter (for IBM PC/AT and compatibles)
  • DPA-1 Digital picture album

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