The PDR-M1 digital camera combines traditional, point-and-shoot functionality with features such as 1280 x 1024 resolution, an all-glass lens equivalent to a 35mm lens, video out for TV viewing, a four-mode flash system and a 2x digital zoom. The company says it produces crisp images with color accuracy in sizes up to 8-inches x 10-inches, without pixel breakup.
The PDR-5 digital camera is the first camera to incorporate VGA-Plus imaging technology, a process that records images on an expansive 659 x 494 sensor, and then converts this information to the universal 640 x 480 VGA size. Reducing the picture into the smaller size "packs" pixels tighter to generate sharper images while maintaining VGA's small file size and fast downloading.
The PDR-5 retains many of the features of Toshiba's PDR-2 camera, introduced last year, including the built-in PC Card interface; compact and lightweight frame; and removable SmartMedia card usage. It also incorporates Super-CMOS imaging; a wide-angle 39mm all-glass lens with built-in macro; a reflective 2.5-inch LCD that can be viewed through the PC Card; plus a four-mode flash.
For more information, contact Toshiba America, Inc., 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020. Telephone: 212-596-0600. Fax: 212-593-3875.