TECH WATCH: Jun. 30, 1997

NO-BRAINER

It's clunky and a tad ugly, but it may be the smartest digital camera yet. The Sony Mavica ($599; 800-342-5721) lets users transfer digital picture files on cheap floppy disks, making it vastly simpler to shuttle images between the camera and a computer. When it hits stores this summer, Mavica will boast a suite of other features: a zoom lens, a small preview and playback screen and four picture-tinting options. In a nicely anachronistic touch, the camera can sepia-tone any image at the push of a button, using 20th century technology to create an image that looks as if it's...

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