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Toshiba Japan announce PDR-M40

By dpreview staff on Oct 20, 1999 at 04:00 GMT

Toshiba Japan announce the PDR-M40, a 2.1 megapixel 40mm fixed lens digicam. Up against the Nikon Coolpix 700 and Olympus C-21 this compact digicam is priced at 75,000 YEN (US$675).

Toshiba M40

Too little too late and too costly? Probably.

Specifications

  • 2.11 Megapixel 1/2" CCD (1600 x 1200 / 800 x 600)
  • Image formats: JPEG: Fine, Normal, Basic
  • Animation format: AVI Motion JPEG - 30 seconds @ 320 x 240, 120 seconds @ 160 x 120
  • Storage Medium: SmartMedia (up to 64MB supported)
  • Lens: fixed lens, 40mm (35mm equiv.) F3.2 / F8.0
  • Shutter speed range: 1/2s - 1/1000s
  • LCD: 1.8" TFT
  • Connectivity: RS232C / RS422 / USB
  • Size: 112mm x 67mm x 42mm (almost same size as Nikon Coolpix 700)
  • Weight: 240g (no batteries) - Lighter than Coolpix 700
  • ISO: 100 (200/400)
  • Price: 75,000 YEN (US$675)
  • Expected release date: November 1999 (Japan)

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