Toshiba PDR-M25 Review

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Toshiba PDR-M25





Toshiba PDR-M25


F2.9-F3.02, f=6.2mm-18.6mm (equivalent to 38-114mm on a 35mm camera), all glass lens Zoom 3X Optical, 2X Digital zoom.

Auto-Focus Range: Normal mode is 15.7 in. to infinity, Macro mode: 3.15 in. to infinity.




Toshiba PDR-M25

Real-image optical viewfinder, no dioptric adjustment. There's a green LED that indicates focus lock. To the left of the viewfinder is the main power switch.




Toshiba PDR-M25

The built in flash has a working range of 1.3 ft to 8.2 ft and Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Forced (Fill), Slow Sync and disabled modes of operation.




Toshiba PDR-M25

On the back is a 4-way jog switch that you push in the center to accept selections. The MENU is called up by pressing it DOWN. To the right of the 4-way selector is the zoom lens control. The trashcan button is the image Delete button.




Toshiba PDR-M25

On top is the shutter release (not shown) and the Mode Dial with positions for Setup, Playback, Auto Record and Manual Record.




Toshiba PDR-M25

The monochrome data display on the top shows important camera settings at a glance. Icons represent the battery level, image size/quality, selftimer, flash mode, space remaining on SM card and the number of pictures remaining. The data LCD is not illuminated but it does display the time when the camera is turned off.

The buttons let you set the selftimer/macro mode, change the flash modes or set the image size and quality without accessing the menus on the color LCD.




Toshiba PDR-M25

Image storage is on 3v SmartMedia flash cards, an 8MB card is included and any size up to 128MB can be used. The cards are easily removed as there is a large finger grip area.




Toshiba PDR-M25

The DIGITAL port is for connecting the camera to the computer via USB.

The VIDEO jack is for hooking up to a TV for image playback, the video signal is user selectable for NTSC or PAL.

The DC IN is for the optional 5V AC power supply.




Toshiba PDR-M25

The camera is powered by four AA type batteries, a set of alkalines are included but NiMH rechargeable type are strongly recommended.







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