Toshiba Shipping New PDR-M5
IRVINE, CA, October 1, 1999 -- Toshiba Imaging Systems announced today that it is shipping its new PDR-M5, a 2.14 megapixel (1600 x 1200) filmless digital camera at an estimated street price of . The camera will be sold through a wide network of resellers, including computer retail outlets, photo specialty stores, consumer electronics stores, and mail order catalogs.
The flagship of the award-winning Toshiba digital camera line, the PDR-M5 compares favorably with competitive models such as the Olympus C-2000, Kodak DC260, and the Nikon Coolpix 950 which are priced hundreds of dollars more. The PDR-M5 features:
- 1/2-inch, 2.14 million CCD
- 1.8-inch Hyper Amorphous Type (556 x220) LCD
- 1600x1200 or 800x600 resolution
- USB/serial connectivity
- Five-mode flash system (automatic, red-eye reduction, forced-fill flash, slow synchro and force-off)
- Delay between shots is 0.8 seconds
- Burst mode - four continuous shots at the camera?s highest resolution setting in two seconds
- Internal 16 MB memory buffer
- Capture up to 120 seconds of AVI quality video onto the supplied 8MB SmartMedia card
- Video-out (NTSC)
- 3x optical zoom, 8-piece aspheric glass lens (F3.5-F5.0/F7.6-11.0)
- Threaded lens barrel for third-party lenses
- Premium autofocus system, it's faster and works in lower light levels than competitive models
- Viewfinder shows a exact view of the subject, plus includes a dioptric corrector
- Rechargeable lithium ion battery that can handle up to 200 shots when using the LCD and flash
- AC Adapter is included to recharge the long-life battery while it is in the camera
- Weighs 13.4oz with battery and SmartMedia card
- Measures 5.1 in(W) x 3.1 in(H) x 2.8 in(D).
I just posted my Toshiba PDR-M5 User Review.