Digital camera
Date of appearance: 1998
Trademark: Sony

1998: Sony’s MVC-FD91 was one of the first cameras to use Sony’s Info Lithium batteries. This allowed continuous feedback as to how much battery life was left as well as eliminating the “memory” problem typical of NICAD rechargeable batteries. Like most other Mavica’s this camera stored images on a standard 3.5” floppy disk. It was one of the first cameras to have a 14X zoom lens with built in image stabilization and a key event in the digital photography timeline. With a 37mm to 518mm effective focal length the camera set a new standard for what today would be referred to as “super zoom” cameras. It had a 1024 x 768 pixel CCD sensor and sold for around $700.