Short Form review of Polaroid PDC-2300 posted!|
(Monday, June 25, 2001 - 14:51 EDT)
Polaroid takes a step up to a more featureful digicam - how does it measure up?
The subject of our second Short Form review is Polaroid's PDC-2300. Many people are unaware that last year, Polaroid sold more digicam units than anybody. Huh? That's right. The reason most of us in the digicam community haven't been aware of them is that the huge volumes they've been moving have by and large been cameras with VGA-level resolution (640x480) or less. Visit your local K-Mart or Wal-Mart and you're likely to see a rack of Polaroid digicams hanging in blister-packs. Not exactly the stuff photo-buff dreams are made of. Polaroid has been trying to move up-market though, as evidenced by the specs on the PDC-2300 - A 2 megapixel model with a zoom lens.
How'd they do? Well... Let's just say there's room for improvement. If the PDC-2300 sold for about half its $399 list price, it'd be a fantastic deal, but as it stands, you can do a lot better for your money. Read the review for all the details, and our usual collection of sample photos.