Toshiba Announces "Two Megapixel Class" Camera

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Toshiba Imaging Systems will announce (“Toshiba Redefines Digital Photography With Launch Of PDR-M5 Two-Megapixel Camera At PC Expo“) their new “Two-Megapixel class” digital camera this weekat PC Expo. The PDR-M5 camera sports USB connectivity and a boatload of other enticing features:

Utilizing a 2.14 million pixel, 1/2-inch CCD, it offers true 1600 x 1200 resolution for spectacular, artifact-free photos suitable for framing in print sizes up to 8-inches x 10-inches. Moreover, its simple design — inspired by traditional point-and-shoot cameras — allows even novices to begin capturing great digital pictures only moments after taking the camera out of the box.

For greater image capturing flexibility, Toshiba features a motorized 3X optical zoom (38mm to 115mm equivalent) system that precisely maintains resolution even when zoomed to 300%. The PDR-M5 also comes equipped with a 2X digital zoom which can be utilized as a stand-alone setting or used in conjunction with the 3X optical zoom to provide 6X zoom capability.

The PDR-M5 will ship in August for US$799.

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