Mavica! on Flickr.
We’re cleaning out the cupboards and closets at work and we’re finding some real relics of technology. Just wait until you see the next camera I post on here. But that’s not the subject of today…this Sony Mavica is. I love these things! They were these big clunky happy digital cameras that recorded images on a 3.5” floppy disc! In an era when all digital cameras had these horrible awful dimly backlit screens, the Mavicas had big bright, clear LCDs. These are built in Sony’s era of showing off the backlight, meaning that the top of the LCD screen (Which protruded from the back of the camera in a little hump) had a clear diffuser/cover that made it double as a miniature fluorescent flashlight! And the noises they made? Sony cameras make the happiest beeping noises. Like they’re happy you’re pushing all their buttons!
But let’s be real…the real reason I loved the Mavica so much is because we had a bunch of them in my high school. They were perfect when you needed to grab a quick picture or two in a world before SD readers built into computers, because you could just pop the floppy out and put it right in your computer! Never mind the fact you could only put 15 images on a floppy disc, you could only put 24 pictures on a roll of film, right?