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Polaroid's logo. Click here to visit the Polaroid website! Polaroid announces new digital camera!
(Monday, November 12, 2001 - 19:42 EST)

Company which recently announced bankruptcy now shipping new 1.3 megapixel model...

Polaroid Corp., which recently announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has today announced a new digital camera model. The Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 1320 digital camera features VGA resolution (although the company's press info doesn't state if this is native or interpolated), as well as a f/2.0 fixed focal length lens focusing from 0.3m to infinity and CompactFlash storage. Polaroid claims the camera "[delivers] 35mm Image Quality", something we'd have to say is unlikely at a resolution of only 1280 x 960 pixels!

Other features include a VGA resolution mode, 2X digital zoom, built-in 3-mode flash, 1.8-inch LCD display, 8MB of built-in memory and USB / video connectivity. The lens has aperture settings of f/2.0 or f/8.0, and the camera also has a self-timer mode and a tripod mount. The Polaroid PDC 1320 comes bundled with PhotoMAX Image Maker Software, batteries, USB and video cables, an AC adapter, a wrist strap and Quick Start Guide. It is available immediately in the USA at a price of US$199.99.

Original Source Press Release:

Polaroid Introduces the PhotoMAX PDC 1320 Megapixel Digital Camera

-- Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 1320 Delivers 35mm Image Quality at an Affordable Price --

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Corporation announced today the availability of the PhotoMAX PDC 1320, a truly consumer-friendly megapixel camera for the photographer interested in printing and sharing digital photos. The PhotoMAX PDC 1320 is the latest addition to Polaroid's popular PhotoMAX consumer digital imaging product line, and it delivers 35mm image quality photos. The new digital camera incorporates both megapixel (1280 x 960) and VGA resolution modes allowing the user to optimize image capture for printing or online sharing, a 2X digital zoom, and three flash modes. Suggested U.S. list price of the PhotoMAX PDC 1320 digital camera is $199.99.

``Our goal is to continue to provide our consumers with new advanced digital products as they become more acquainted with technology,'' said Terry Carlson, Polaroid vice president and general manager of North America. ``The new PhotoMAX PDC 1320 offers Polaroid's signature ease-of-use, combined with the benefits and flexibility of a megapixel digital camera.''

The PDC 1320 unites megapixel resolution with style and simplicity at an economical price. With consumer-friendly and easy-to-use features, the PDC 1320 offers digital photography enthusiasts a high quality digital camera without the high-tech hassles. The new PDC 1320 lets users easily review and share digital pictures right away with a 1.8-inch color LCD screen. The PhotoMAX PDC 1320 also features 8 MB of internal memory, a CompactFlash removable memory slot and a USB interface for downloading images. It even comes equipped with a camera pouch, automatic self-timer and picture counter, and is tripod mountable.

The PhotoMAX PDC 1320 is bundled with Polaroid's PhotoMAX Image Maker Software making the digital imaging process fun and easy for everyone. Users can download images and then edit, enhance and manipulate photos with point- and-click ease, taking ordinary photos to new levels. The software also allows digital shutterbugs to create calendars and cards, design electronic mail, and turn prized photos into screensavers and wallpaper. PhotoMAX Image Maker Software is easy to use, and even offers users templates to create effective business and marketing materials for the home or small office. The PDC 1320 Digital Camera Creative Kit has all the tools digital camera users need. The Creative Kit includes the PDC 1320 Digital Camera, PhotoMAX Image Maker Software, batteries, PC and TV cables, an AC adapter, a wrist strap, Quick Start Guide and online tutorials.

Pricing and Distribution

Suggested U.S. retail price for the complete PhotoMAX PDC 1320 Digital Camera Creative Kit is $199.99. The PDC 1320 Digital Camera Creative Kit is available at select retailers. Call 1-800-343-5000 for more information on the PhotoMAX PDC 1320 Digital Camera and other Polaroid products.

Computer System Requirements and Compatibility

To use the Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 1320 Digital Camera, users require Microsoft Windows 98, ME or 2000, a 200 MHz Pentium processor or equivalent, 2X or faster CD-ROM drive, 32 MB of RAM, 195 MB of hard disk space, a USB port, and a high color display with 800 x 600 DPI.

About Polaroid

Polaroid Corporation is the worldwide leader in instant imaging. The company supplies instant photographic cameras and films; digital imaging hardware, software and media; secure identification systems and sunglasses to markets worldwide. Visit the Polaroid web site at www.polaroid.com.

``Polaroid,'' ``Polaroid PhotoMAX,'' and ``PDC'' are trademarks of Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Mass.

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