Toshiba PDR-2300 Review
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The PDR-2300's features include an all-glass, auto focus lens system with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to f=36-108mm on a 35mm camera), an AVI Movie Mode to produce videos up to 15 seconds in length, and a built-in flash with four modes. Additional features are: a Real Image Type viewfinder with diopter adjustment for those with corrective eyewear, automatic and manual white balance settings, exposure compensation (±1.8 at 0.3EV), Auto ISO sensitivity plus a macro capability to approximately 7.9 inches.
As a matter of convenience, the PDR-2300 offers 8MB of internal memory. Depending on the compression mode selected (fine, normal, basic) and the resolution setting (1600x1200 or 800x600) the camera's memory holds from 9 to 75 JPEG images. Photographers can either download the images straight from the internal 8MB memory using the camera's USB port or transfer select images onto a SecureDigital (SD) memory card. The camera is equipped with an on-board SD card port and supports SD cards up to 256MB.
First-time digital camera users will find the PDR-2300 is as easy to use as a standard point- and-shoot camera. From its bright 1.6-inch color LCD for reviewing the camera's straight- forward menus to the placement of its buttons and mode dial, every feature of the PDR-2300 stresses simplicity. The result is a camera that can be used straight-out-of-the box without a time-consuming learning curve.
Camera-to-computer photo transfer is done via an included USB cable, while a video cable allows for viewing still images and video on a television. Also included is a comprehensive software suite from ACD Systems for picture management and editing. The PDR-2300 is compatible with a wide range of Macintosh and PC computers, including support for Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP, as well as Mac OS 9.2 or later.
The PDR-2300, boasting a striking metallic body and contemporary curves that provide the secure, ergonomic handling shutterbugs demand and the trendy good looks consumers want. This pocket-sized powerhouse measures a mere 4.3"W x 2.0"H x 2.7"D and weighs only 8.1 ounces without batteries.
Toshiba has raised the performance bar with the new PDR-2300, a fun, affordable and totally advanced digital camera that delivers stunning, photographic quality images that can be transferred to your computer or TV. Store your most important memories on CD e- mail photos to far flung friends and family or use the images to build a web site. With the Toshiba PDR-2300, the possibilities are extensive.
The PDR-3320 compared in size to a standard CD disc.
The PDR-2300 along side the PDR-3320.
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