Toshiba PDR-M25 Review
By Movable Type Admin
Auto-Focus Range: Normal mode is 15.7 in. to infinity, Macro mode: 3.15 in. to
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.
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.
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.
On top is the shutter release (not shown) and the Mode Dial with positions for
Setup, Playback, Auto Record and Manual Record.
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.
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
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.
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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