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Toshiba's PDR-M71 digital camera. Courtesy of Toshiba Germany, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Toshiba weaves a little 'Black Magic'!
(Friday, August 31, 2001 - 17:46 EDT)

Consumer electronics company's German arm announces PDR-M71 digital camera...

Our friends at the recently launched website dcviews.com emailed this afternoon to point out that Toshiba Germany has quietly unveiled a new camera which nobody at IFA seems to have noticed. The Toshiba PDR-M71, dubbed 'Black Magic', looks to be a replacement for the PDR-M70, using the same chassis, Canon 2.8x optical zoom lens, etc. from the 4 megapixel PDR-M81.

Full specifications for the Toshiba PDR-M71 'Black Magic' are now in our database, and highlights follow:

Specification Highlights - full specifications here
Toshiba PDR-M71 'Black Magic'
Toshiba's PDR-M71 digital camera. Courtesy of Toshiba Germany.
Model Number: PDR-M71
Camera Format: Compact
Price: $792
Date Available: Unknown
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 3.4 megapixel
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480
Focal Length (effective): 35 - 98mm (2.8x optical zoom)
Digital Zoom: 2.2x
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes (3 steps)
Aperture Range: f/2.9 (wide) / ??? (tele) - f/8.0
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (Real Image type)
LCD Viewfinder: Yes (1.5 inch, 120,000 pixel)
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
White Balance Settings: Auto, 5 preset
Manual White Balance: Unknown
Shutter Speeds: 15 - 1/1000 second
Exp Adj Range: +/- 2.0EV in 1/2EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes: Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 3.0 meters (2.6 - 9.8 feet)
Ext Flash: Unknown
Image Storage
Flash Memory: SmartMedia to 128MB
Memory Included: 8MB
File Formats: JPEG (Exif 2.1), QuickTime
More Information
Weight: 240 g; 8.4 oz
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 107 x 71 x 47mm; 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.9in
Notes & Features: Price estimate based on conversion of German recommended price of DM 1,699. Lens manufactured by Canon. Compatible with SmartMedia to 128MB. Complies with PRINT Image Matching, Epson's technology for color matching. Has 16MB internal RAM buffer. Can record 16 thumbnail images in 1 larger image. Movie mode (resolution unspecified) is up to 5 minutes per clip. Auto exposure bracketing mode takes multiple images with different exposure settings. Manual focus mode has 3 presets - 1 meter, 3 meters or infinity. Comes bundled with 8MB SmartMedia card, USB and video cables, camera case, 4 x AA alkaline batteries, manuals and software CD-ROM. Optional accesories include AC adapter PDR-ACM1E and PDR-AR52 52mm filter adapter.
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Toshiba's PDR-M71 digital camera. Courtesy of Toshiba Germany.
Toshiba's PDR-M71 digital camera. Courtesy of Toshiba Germany.

Source: Toshiba Germany
Thanks to dcviews.com for this item!

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