Toshiba PDR-M11 Review
The entry-level PDR-M11 offers a 1.3-megapixel CCD that delivers photo-realistic images with vivid color and detail at resolutions as high as 1280 x 960. It offers USB downloading, SmartMedia storage, an all-glass 38mm, 35mm equivalent lens with 3X optical zoom and macro capabilities, plus fast circuitry for quick start-ups and less processing time between shots.
On the back is a 1.8-inch active-matrix color LCD which can be used as a realtime viewfinder or to playback your stored images. It's also used to access the menu system. When using the eyelevel viewfinder the LCD can be switched off to conserve battery power.
The bottom of the PDR-M11 is flat and is well suited to being mounted on a tripod. The only thing on the bottom besides the tripod socket is the battery access door.
On the top is a monochrome data LCD, the Mode Dial, the Shutter Release and control function buttons.
Closeup look at the top data LCD display and control buttons. From top to bottom the buttons are: Image Quality/Size, Flash mode and Self-Timer.
A 4-way jog switch which is used to navigate the menu system, select images or activate various functions. You push it straight in to accept the selected menu choice.
The buttons are for displaying the MENU system and Deleting files.
The lens is equivalent to a 39mm lens on a 35mm camera, it is fixed-focus with a range of 8 inches to infinity.
The USB port is rated at 12mbps and is capable of transfering a high-res picture in about 1 seconds.
The PDR-M11 does not have a Video Out port
Powered by four AA size batteries, NiMH rechargeable type is highly recommended.
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|CCD||1/1.27 inch 1.3 million pixels|
|Lens||Glass (F3.0/F8.0),f=6.73mm (eqv. to 39.18mm on 35mm camera) Six elements in six groups|
|Focal Range||8 inch to infinity|
|Digital Zoom||2x through LCD|
|LCD||1.8 inch D-TFD Color LCD (312x230)|
|Playback Modes||Single, thumbnails, slide show, 2X digital zoom|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif 2.1), TIFF|
|Resolutions||1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (user selectable)|
|Image Quality||Fine, normal, basic|
|SmartMedia||Supports 2MB to 64MB, ships with 8MB|
|Exposure Control||Programmable AE w/ exposure (+/-2.0 at 0.5 EV)|
|White Balance||Auto, Manual (outdoors, fluorescent-cool white & incandescent)|
|Self Timer||10 second or 2 second user selectable|
|Record Modes||Single, Continuous (up to 4 shots), Color/Black & White, Sharpness|
|Shutter||1/500 to 1 second|
|Flash||Adjusting range 3 ft to 10 ft (Auto, & Off)|
|Mode Dial||Capture, Playback, Setup, PC Connect|
|Dimensions||4.5(W) x 2.7(H) x 2.0(D) inches|
|Power Source||4 AA size batteries (Alkaline, NiMH or LiH)|
|Terminals||USB interface, AC Adapter|
|Platform||Windows 98/2000/ME, Macintosh OS9+|
|Software||Sierra Imaging's Image Expert|
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