Polaroid PDC3350 Review
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The Polaroid PhotoMax PDC3350 is an entry-level three-megapixel 3x zoom camera. It features 16MB 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 and movie clips. Exposure control is automatic with a simplified Auto mode or a Manual mode where the user can adjust parameters like ISO speed, white balance, exposure compensation and access to slower shutter speeds out to eight seconds.
In addition to still images, the PDC3350 can also record 320 x 240 resolution motion video at 15fps with audio. These movies are stored as Windows AVI type files and the length is dependant on the amount of available memory. The video capabilities of this camera can also be used for video conferencing with the included software. A full suite of image editing software is also included.
The PDC3350 can be powered by two standard AA type cells, alkaline, lithium or NiMH rechargeable type. It can also be powered by a single, one-use CR-V3 lithium type battery. Data is uploaded to the host computer via a Mass Storage compliant USB port.
PhotoMAX PDC3350 Features:
- 3.2-Megapixel resolution for images up to 2048 x 1536 pixels
- 3x zoom lens (35-105mm in 35mm equivalent) with Macro
- Record 320x240 video w/audio to the capacity of the media
- Program AE and Manual modes
- Optical viewfinder and 1.5-inch color LCD screen
- 16MB internal memory + SD/MMC card slot
- Auto exposure, red-eye reduction and auto flash
- Adjustable ISO and white balance
- Power source: Two AA cells or CR-V3
- USB Mass Storage compliant device
The PDC3350 compared to a standard CD.
PhotoMAX PDC3350 Specifications
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.
||Sony 1/2.7" CCD, 3.34 Megapixels total |
||2048 x 1536|
1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Movie 320 x 240
||3X zoom, f = 5.69 ~ 16.29mm|
(35mm film equivalent: 35~ 105mm)
Aperture: F2.6 ~ F5.0
||~ 2.0X |
||TTL contrast detection auto focus |
||Normal: 18 in. ~ infinity|
Macro: Wide 4 ~ 24 in., Tele 8 ~ 24 in.
||Real image optical viewfinder |
||1.5-inch color TFT LCD |
||Program AE |
||+/- 2.0EV in 0.5EV steps |
||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten |
||Mechanical and Electronic shutter |
||Still Image: Exif 2.1 JPEG(DCF), DPOF, PIM|
Movie Clip: AVI(MJPEG)
||16MB internal memory + SD / MMC card slot (up to 128MB) |
|Image Storage (16MB)
||2048 x 1536 Fine 11, Normal 22|
1600 x 1200 Fine 18, Normal 37
1024 x 768 Fine 45, Normal 90
640 x 480 Fine 112, Normal 225
320 x 240 movie approx 60 secs
||Auto, Manual, Movie |
||Auto, 100, 200, 400 |
||Normal, B&W |
||Auto / Red - eye reduction / Fill-in flash / Flash off|
Range: Wide 2.6 ~ 10 ft., Tele 2.6 ~ 6.7 ft.
||2 or 10 sec. |
||USB 1.1, Video (NTSC or PAL), DC INput |
||Single image, Thumbnails, Magnified 1.1X ~ 8X (depends on image size), Slide show, Movie Clip |
||USB Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP)|
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.2
||2 X AA alkaline, Lithium, NiMH,NiCd batteries |
||4.25 x 2.45 x 1.5 in.|
107.9 x 62.2 x 38 mm
||5.6 oz / 160g (without batteries and card) |
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