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Toshiba PDR-M700

Toshiba introduces 10x optical zoom and an updated user interface.

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Review First Posted: 08/26/2003

3.37 megapixel CCD delivers 2,048 x 1,536 images
10x optical zoom, 37-370mm equivalent focal length range
Full manual exposure option for sophisticated users
Updated user interface
* Large, 2.5-inch color LCD monitor


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Toshiba is clearly one of the true "mega" players in the world of computers and electronics. When they moved into digital cameras, they brought tremendous engineering resources to bear. Their effort has borne fruit in the form of fast, functional, and very inexpensive camera models. Now, the PDR-M700 arrives with excellent exposure control and flexibility, plus the benefit of a true 10x optical zoom lens. (Using quality Canon optics.) A generous, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, a handful of preset scene modes, and (optional) complete manual exposure control recommend the PDR-M700 to novice amateurs and experienced enthusiasts alike.



  • 3.2-megapixel CCD delivering 2,048 x 1,536-pixel images.
  • 10x optical zoom, 5.7-57.0 mm lens (37-370mm 35mm equivalent).
  • 4x digital telephoto.
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor.
  • Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus six Scene modes.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to 16 seconds.
  • Aperture from f/2.8 to f/8.0.
  • Variable ISO with 70, 100, 200 and 400 equivalent settings.
  • Normal and High Speed Continuous Shooting modes.
  • Autoexposure Bracketing option.
  • Movie mode with sound.
  • Monochrome black & white and sepia photography options, plus contrast, sharpness, and saturation adjustments.
  • Pop-up flash with five modes available.
  • White balance with eight operating modes to choose from, including two manual settings.
  • USB interface and cable for quick connection to a computer.
  • Images stored on SD memory cards, 16MB card included.
  • Video cable for viewing images on a television.
  • Power from four AA batteries or optional AC adapter.
  • Included IR remote control accessory.
  • Lens adapter ring included for connecting accessory lenses.
  • Soft camera case included.
  • Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compatibility for printing images.

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