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Canon, Toshiba digicams honored by PC World!|
(Monday, June 3, 2002 - 18:57 EDT)
PDR-M71 described as best digicam under $500; PowerShot G2 best above $500...
Toshiba Imaging Systems has today announced that its 3.2 megapixel, $399 list PDR-M71 digital camera has been awarded "Best Digital Camera -- Under $500" by PC World magazine. In the 20th annual "World Class Awards", the camera was described as having "[good] battery life, a sub-$400 price, and 3.2 megapixels of resolution", making the camera "an outstanding value".
Doug Freck, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems, noted: "Toshiba is extremely proud to be acknowledged by the industry as offering digital cameras that combine the lowest cost of ownership with the best photo output and unmatched versatility. Just as consumers have long trusted the Toshiba brand for electronics - from home theater systems to notebook computers - they are now recognizing Toshiba as the benchmark for quality in digital cameras." In the "Best Digital Camera -- $500 or more" category, meanwhile, Canon reigned supreme with their $799 PowerShot G2. PC World commented:
"Canon's $799 PowerShot G2 packs loads of manual and semiautomatic adjustments and focusing control into a reasonably priced package. This 4-megapixel camera takes superb snapshots with sharp detail and realistic colors. The boxy G2 sports a 3X optical zoom (with a focal range of 35mm to 102mm, in 35mm equivalent) and a swiveling LCD that lets you point the screen up, down, or in the same direction as the lens--handy when you take self-portraits or when you use the included remote control. It offers long battery life, too: On one charge of its lithium ion battery, the G2 took 348 photos."One other item of interest to IR readers will be the "Best Ink Jet Printer" category, where Epson triumphed with the $179 Stylus C80, lauded for "low ink costs, vivid photo prints and fast printing speeds". Last year's winner in the "Best Digital Camera" category (formerly a single award, something that demonstrates the rapid progression of the market in the last year) was Nikon's Coolpix 880. The "Best Photo-Quality Ink Jet Printer" last year was HP's DeskJet 932C.
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|Toshiba PDR-M71 Wins 2002 World Class Award From PC World|
IRVINE, CA, June 3, 2002 -- Toshiba Imaging Systems, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced that its popular 3.2 megapixel digital camera, the PDR-M71 (U.S. $399), has been honored by PC World with a 2002 World Class Award for best digital camera in the under $500 category.
"Toshiba is extremely proud to be acknowledged by the industry as offering digital cameras that combine the lowest cost of ownership with the best photo output and unmatched versatility," said Doug Freck, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems. "Just as consumers have long trusted the Toshiba brand for electronics - from home theater systems to notebook computers - they are now recognizing Toshiba as the benchmark for quality in digital cameras."
Celebrating its 20th year, the World Class Awards honor the year's best in computers, hardware, software and the Internet. World Class Award winners will be announced in the July 2002 issue of PC World and will be presented with trophies at the ShowStoppers media reception held during PC Expo in New York.
"The ultimate buyers guide, the World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the high-tech industry," stated Kevin McKean, editorial director of PC World. "From printers to personal finance software, corporate PCs to search engines, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award program. Congratulations to Toshiba."
Toshiba will be displaying its full line of digital cameras at PC EXPO in New York, June 25-27, including the just-announced PDR-3300, the next generation of the award-winning PDR-M71 model, boasting an identical feature package plus SD(tm) storage and a wireless remote control.
For information, U.S. customers call 1-800-288-1354. Fax, 1-800-640-8674. Or visit Toshiba on the Web at www.dsc.toshiba.com.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Toshiba Imaging Systems is a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and part of the $48 billion Toshiba Corporation, a global leader in high technology products with 307 major consolidated subsidiaries worldwide.