Sony is boosting Memory Stick's profile by incorporating its use into its Mavica line of digital cameras. On Monday, Sony introduced three Mavica cameras with Memory Stick capabilities, the MVC-FD87, MVC-FD92 and MVC-FD97. The latter two can use Memory Stick internally. The MVC-FD87 supports Memory Stick through an optional adapter. All three can also use floppy disks for storage.
The cameras, which range in price from $400 to $900, will start appearing this month. A Memory Stick allows Mavica owners to store more pictures than a floppy disk. Memory Stick, Sony's standard for flash memory that looks a stick of gum, comes in five capacities, ranging from 8MB to 128MB. They cost $30 to $280, respectively.