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Polaroid's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid website! Twelve (!) new Polaroid digicams at CES
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(Friday, January 17, 2003 - 17:03 EST)

Spectra Merchandising International, the Chicago-based importer which has the rights to the Polaroid brandname for digital camera products, gets the record for most simultaneous digital camera announcements at CES with a whopping twelve new cameras.

The twelve cameras break down into three separate families - three are additions to the Cool-iCam series, four make up a new "iON" camera line, and the remainder fill out the existing lineup of PhotoMAX cameras. (Of these last, we are missing specifications for one camera that didn't make it into the press kit, but is on the price list). Specifications and pricing info for all of the new cameras, along with our exclusive photos for those models which were on display, follow. Note that most of these cameras were mockups - some being metal blocks, and others being actual camera cases with no internals (and in the case of one camera, with a dial missing from the top).:

Polaroid Cool-iCam microcam V
Polaroid's Cool-iCam microcam V digital camera. Courtesy of Spectra, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number CIC-150V
Features
  • 8MB SDRAM
  • Take up to approximately 104 pictures (320 x 240) or 26 images (640 x 480)
  • Just click to download images when connected to PC
  • Easy-to-use editing software
  • Record up to 20 seconds of digital video
  • 10 second self-portrait timer
  • LCD screen to monitor and change settings
Kit Contents
  • CIC-150V 3-in-1 VGA digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • USB cable
  • Web cam stand
  • Spring clip
Suggested Retail Price $79.99
Availability To be announced
More Photos
Polaroid's Cool-iCam microcam V digital camera. Courtesy of Spectra, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid Cool-iCam Aqua 1300
Polaroid's Cool-iCam Aqua 1300 digital camera. Courtesy of Spectra, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number CIC-221
Features
  • Water proof to 30 feet for 30 minutes
  • Built-in 8MB flash memory
  • Take up to approximately 128 pictures
  • Easy-to-use editing software
  • USB connection
  • Auto / On / Off flash
Kit Contents
  • CIC-221 3-in-1 digital camera
  • Water proof casing
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • USB cable
  • Water proof strap
Suggested Retail Price $249.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 1.3 megapixel CMOS
LCD Mono LCD
Expandable Memory SD / MMC Memory Card
Still Image Resolution Fine Resolution - 1280 x 960 pixel
Normal Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images Fine - Approximately 32
Normal - Approximately 128
Video Frame Rate Up to 10 fps (frames per second) - 320 x 240 pixel
Dimensions 3-5/8" (H) x 5-7/8" (W) x 2-1/8" (D)
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Polaroid Cool-iCam emovie 2
Polaroid's Cool-iCam emovie 2 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number CIC-310
Kit Contents
  • CIC-310 4-in-1 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • Batteries included
  • USB cable
  • Pouch
  • Flash unit and batteries
Suggested Retail Price $299.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 1.3 megapixel CMOS
LCD 1.6" color TFT LCD
Memory 8MB flash memory
External Memory Support SD / MMC memory card (8 - 128MB)
Still Image Resolution High Resolution - 1280 x 1024 pixel
(low compression)
Normal Resolution - 1280 x 1024 pixel
(high compression)
Low Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images

Fine - Approx. 14
Normal - Approx. 34
Economy - Approx. 72

Video Quality Super Fine - 640 x 480 @ 6fps
Fine - 320 x 240 @ 15fps
Normal - 160 x 120 @ 15fps
Audio Recordable Approx. 11 minutes
Video or Web Cam 30fps @ QVGA
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Flash strobe attachment included
Dimensions 3" (H) x 1-3/4" (W) x 4-1/8" (D)
More Photos
Polaroid's Cool-iCam emovie 2 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Polaroid's Cool-iCam emovie 2 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 1075
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 1075 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number PDC 1075
Kit Contents
  • PDC 1075 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 1 Li-Ion rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Docking station
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
Suggested Retail Price $229.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 1.3 megapixel CMOS
LCD 1.6" color D-TFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB flash memory
Still Image Resolution High Resolution - 1280 x 1024 pixel
Low Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images

Approximately 30 images (high resolution) & 140 images (low resolution)

Electronic Self Timer 10 seconds
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Built-in
Memory Card Slot SD / MMC
Exposure Auto
More Photos
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 1075 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 1075 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 1075 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 2350
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 2350 digital camera. Courtesy of Spectra, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number PDC 2350
Kit Contents
  • PDC 2350 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
Suggested Retail Price $429.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 2.1 megapixel CCD with 1600 x 1200 pixel
LCD 1.5" color TFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB built-in flash memory
Optical Zoom 3X
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Auto / On / Off
Memory Card Slot SD / MMC
Still Image Resolution High Resolution - 1600 x 1200 pixel
Low Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images

Approximately 32 images (high resolution) & 92 images (low resolution)

Exposure Auto
Still Image Format JPEG compressed
Video Clip Format MJPEG, QVGA up to 15 - 20 fps
Electronic Self Timer 10 seconds
Video Out Yes
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Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 3150
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 3150 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number PDC 3150
Kit Contents
  • PDC 3150 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • USB cable
  • Pouch
Suggested Retail Price $399.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 3.3 megapixel CCD with 2048 x 1536 pixel
LCD 1.5" color TFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB built-in flash memory
Digital Zoom 3X
Flash Auto / On / Off with red-eye reduction
Memory Card Slot SD / MMC
Still Image Resolution High Resolution - 2048 x 1536 pixel
Low Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images

Approximately 10 images (high resolution) & 100 images (low resolution)

Exposure Auto / Manual
Still Image Format JPEG compressed
Video Clip Format AVI, 320 x 240 pixel up to 15 fps
Electronic Self Timer Select 2, 10 (default) or 15 seconds
Multi-Language Display Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 3150 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 3350
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 3350 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number PDC 3350
Kit Contents
  • PDC 3350 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
Suggested Retail Price $499.99
Availability February 2003
Specifications 
Image Sensor 3.3 megapixel CCD with 2048 x 1536 pixel
LCD 1.5" color TFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB built-in flash memory
Optical Zoom 3X
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Auto / On / Off with red-eye reduction
Memory Card Slot SD / MMC
Still Image Resolution High Resolution - 2048 x 1536 pixel
Low Resolution - 640 x 480 pixel
Storable Images

Approximately 42 images (high resolution) & 174 images (low resolution)

Exposure Auto / Manual
Still Image Format JPEG compressed, DCF compatible
Video Clip Format AVI, 320 x 240 pixel up to 15 fps
DPOF Support Yes
Electronic Self Timer Select 2 or 10 seconds with beep sound
Video Out Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's PhotoMAX PDC 3350 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid iON 80
Polaroid's iON 80 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number iON 80
Kit Contents
  • iON 80 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • Li Polymer rechargeable battery
  • Neck strap
  • Pouch
  • Docking station with USB cable
Suggested Retail Price $199.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor VGA CMOS
Memory 64MB built-in flash memory
Exposure Auto
Web Cam mode Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's iON 80 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Polaroid's iON 80 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid iON 130
Polaroid's iON 130 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number iON 130
Kit Contents
  • iON 130 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • Li Polymer rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
  • Docking station with dual battery charger and 3 bay USB hub
  • AC adaptor
Suggested Retail Price $279.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 1.3 megapixel CMOS
LCD 1.6" DTFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 8MB built-in flash memory
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Auto / On / Off
Memory Card Slot SD
Exposure Auto
Web Cam mode Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's iON 130 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid iON 230
Polaroid's iON 230 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number iON 230
Kit Contents
  • iON 230 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • Li Polymer rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
  • Docking station with dual battery charger and 3 bay USB hub
  • AC adaptor
Suggested Retail Price $329.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 2.1 megapixel CMOS
LCD 1.6" DTFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB built-in flash memory
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Auto / On / Off
Memory Card Slot SD
Exposure Auto
Web Cam mode Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's iON 230 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Polaroid iON 330
Polaroid's iON 330 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Model Number iON 330
Kit Contents
  • iON 330 digital camera
  • Full suite of image editing software
  • Easy to install and use video conferencing software
  • Li Polymer rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Hand strap
  • Pouch
  • Docking station with dual battery charger and 3 bay USB hub
  • AC adaptor
Suggested Retail Price $429.99
Availability To be announced
Specifications 
Image Sensor 3.3 megapixel CMOS
LCD 1.6" color DTFT LCD preview / menu screen
Memory 16MB built-in flash memory
Digital Zoom 2X
Flash Auto / On / Off
Memory Card Slot SD
Exposure Auto
Web Cam mode Yes
More Photos
Polaroid's iON 330 digital camera. Copyright (c) 2003, Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
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Finally, one last announcement which didn't seem to be on display or in the press kit, but which is mentioned in the price sheet is the Polaroid PDC 2050. This is apparently a 2.1 megapixel camera with LCD display, and will cost $219.99. Availability has not yet been disclosed.

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