Polaroid PDC2150 Review

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Polaroid PDC2150

Posted 7/7/2003

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The Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 2150 is an entry-level two-megapixel point-n-shoot camera. It features 8MB of built-in memory plus a SD card slot to add additional memory. The 1.5-inch color LCD can be used for framing your shots as well as reviewing your pictures. Exposure control is automatic with a simplified menu where the user can adjust parameters like white balance and exposure compensation.

The PDC 2150 can be used as a video conferencing camera but it does not have a movie mode. It's powered by four standard AA type cells, alkaline, lithium or NiMH rechargeable type. Data is uploaded to the host computer via a Mass Storage compliant USB port.

PhotoMAX PDC 2150 Features:

  • 2.1-Megapixel resolution for images up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • Fixed focus 41mm lens (in 35mm equivalent) with Macro
  • Program AE auto exposure
  • Optical viewfinder and 1.5-inch color LCD screen
  • 8MB internal memory + SD/MMC card slot
  • Auto exposure, red-eye reduction and auto flash
  • Power source: Four AA cells
  • USB Mass Storage compliant device

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PhotoMAX PDC2150 Specifications

Image Sensor CCD, 2.14 Megapixels total
Recorded Pixels 1600 x 1200 Large
800 x 600 Small
Lens f = 6.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 41mm)
Aperture: F3.3
Digital Zoom ~ 2.0X
Focus Fixed focus with macro mode
Focus Range Normal: 12 in. ~ infinity
Macro: 8 in. ~ 12 in.
ViewFinder Real image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5-inch color TFT LCD (61,000 pixels, 280x220)
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Shutter Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Image Format Still Image: Exif 2.1 JPEG(DCF), DPOF
Storage Media 8MB internal memory + SD / MMC card slot (up to 128MB)
Image Storage (8MB) 1600 x 1200 Fine 8, Normal 11
800 x 600 Fine 35, Normal 45
Flash Auto / Red - eye reduction / Fill-in flash / Flash off
Range: 2.6 ~ 6.6 ft
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Interfaces USB 1.1, Video (NTSC or PAL), DC INput
PlayBack Single image, Magnified 2X, Slide show, DPOF
OS Compatibility USB Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP)
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.2
Power Source 4 X AA alkaline, Lithium, NiMH,NiCd batteries
Dimensions (WHD) 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
108 x 67 x 44 mm
Weight 6.7 oz / 190g (without batteries and card)
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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