Polaroid PDC2350 Review

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Polaroid PDC2350

Posted 7/10/2003

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The Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 2350 is an entry-level two-megapixel 3x zoom camera. It features 16MB of built-in memory plus a SD card slot to add additional memory. The 1.5-inch color LCD can be used for framing your shots as well as reviewing your pictures and movie clips. Exposure control is automatic with a simplified Auto mode or a Manual mode where the user can adjust parameters like ISO speed, white balance, exposure compensation and access to slower shutter speeds out to one second.

In addition to still images, the PDC2350 can also record 320 x 240 resolution motion video at 15fps without audio. These movies are stored as Windows AVI type files and the length is dependant on the amount of available memory. The video capabilities of this camera can also be used for video conferencing with the included software. A full suite of image editing software is also included.

The PDC2350 can be powered by two standard AA type cells, alkaline, lithium or NiMH rechargeable type. It can also be powered by a single, one-use CR-V3 lithium type battery. Data is uploaded to the host computer via a Mass Storage compliant USB port.

PhotoMAX PDC2350 Features:

  • 2.1-Megapixel resolution for images up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • 3x zoom lens (35-105mm in 35mm equivalent) with Macro
  • Record 320x240 video w/out audio to the capacity of the media
  • Program AE and Manual modes
  • Optical viewfinder and 1.5-inch color LCD screen
  • 16MB internal memory + SD/MMC card slot
  • Auto exposure, red-eye reduction and auto flash
  • Adjustable ISO and white balance
  • Power source: Two AA cells or CR-V3
  • USB Mass Storage compliant device

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The PDC2350 compared to a standard CD.

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PhotoMAX PDC2350 Specifications

Image Sensor Sharp 1/3.2" CCD, 2.14 Megapixels total
Recorded Pixels 1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Movie 320 x 240
Lens 3X zoom, f = 4.7 ~ 14.1 mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35~ 105mm)
Aperture: F2.6 ~ F4.7
Digital Zoom ~ 2.0X
Focus TTL contrast detection auto focus
Focus Range Normal: 18 in. ~ infinity
Macro: Wide 4 ~ 24 in., Tele 4 ~ 20 in.
ViewFinder Real image optical viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5-inch color TFT LCD
Exposure Control Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 0.5EV steps
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Shutter Mechanical and Electronic shutter
Image Format Still Image: Exif 2.1 JPEG(DCF), DPOF, PIM
Movie Clip: AVI(MJPEG)
Storage Media 16MB internal memory + SD / MMC card slot (up to 128MB)
Image Storage (16MB) 1600 x 1200 Fine 18, Normal 35
1024 x 768 Fine 45, Normal 90
640 x 480 Fine 110, Normal 225
320 x 240 movie approx 45 secs
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual, Movie
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400
Color Effect Normal, B&W
Flash Auto / Red - eye reduction / Fill-in flash / Flash off
Range: Wide 2.6 ~ 10 ft., Tele 2.6 ~ 6.7 ft.
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Interfaces USB 1.1, Video (NTSC or PAL), DC INput
PlayBack Single image, Thumbnails, Magnified 1.1X ~ 8X (depends on image size), Slide show, Movie Clip
OS Compatibility USB Storage Driver (Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / ME / XP)
Mac OS 9.0 ~ 10.2
Power Source 2 X AA alkaline, Lithium, NiMH,NiCd batteries
CR-V3 battery
Dimensions (WHD) 4.25 x 2.45 x 1.5 in.
107.9 x 62.2 x 38 mm
Weight 5.6 oz / 160g (without batteries and card)
Specifications are as represented by the manufacturer.

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