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PMA 2003: Toshiba has today announced its new PDR-4300 four-megapixel digital camera with a 2.8x optical zoom, macro capability up to 6-inches and comprehensive manual controls. Doug Freck, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems Division. Our new PDR-4300 ideally meets these demands with its powerful four-megapixel CCD, its professional-grade, all-glass lens system, its fully array of manual controls, and an operation that is comparable to a film-based point-and-shoot model. And at $379, we believe it is the best value in the four-megapixel digital camera category.
Priced at $379, New Toshiba Camera Combines Point-and-Shoot Convenience With Advanced Manual Controls, Powerful 2400 x 1600 Resolution & Low Cost of Ownership
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 2, 2003 (PMA Show Toshiba Booth #L112) Toshibas new PDR-4300 four-megapixel digital camera merges the companys expertise in digital imaging with a simple control layout and portable design that makes this new camera exceptionally easy to enjoy, operate and take along.
The latest addition to Toshibas growing family of consumer-class digital cameras, the PDR-4300 was unveiled today at the Photo Marketing Show in Las Vegas by Toshiba Imaging Systems, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. It is expected to ship in mid-March with an MSRP of $379.
The PDR-4300 boasts brilliant 2400 x 1600 resolution, a full suite of professional-level manual options for control of light and exposure, along with a precise Canon® lens that sports a smooth 2.8X optical zoom to take full advantage of the powerful 4.0 megapixel CCD, and ensure high quality images with vivid, true-to-life color.
Digital photography is now within the consumer mainstream with both experienced and novice users demanding higher resolutions, improved optics and simpler operation, notes Doug Freck, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems Division. Our new PDR-4300 ideally meets these demands with its powerful four-megapixel CCD, its professional-grade, all-glass lens system, its fully array of manual controls, and an operation that is comparable to a film-based point-and-shoot model. And at $379, we believe it is the best value in the four-megapixel digital camera category.
Bridging the gap between the consumer and prosumer camera markets, the PDR-4300 is the perfect fusion of photo excellence, versatile multimedia functionality, and low cost of ownership. It is certain to appeal to both digital-photo novices and long-time enthusiasts alike with its rich feature-set.
|Sensor||4.0 megapixel CCD|
|Effective pixels||3.8 megapixel|
2400 x 1600
|Image quality|| Fine (JPEG)
|Lens||2.8x optical, 35 - 100 mm equiv., F2.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes, up to 2.2x|
Exposure compensation, manual exposure, light metering (center, spot)
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
|White Balance|| Auto
Two for fluorescent light
|Exposure modes|| Program AE
|Shutter speed||1/1000 sec. to 1/2 second|
|Flash modes|| Auto
Auto & Red-Eye reduction
|Flash range (Auto ISO)||Upto 10 feet|
|Movie modes|| 320 x 240, 15 fps,
3 mins max *
* Depends on writing speed of storage card
|LCD monitor||1.6" 64,000 pixel|
|Storage||SD/MMC card (16 MB SD included)|
|Power||4 x AA batteries
|Connectivity|| DC in
USB 1.1(supports Direct-Print)
|Standard Accessories||16MB SD memory card, 4 AA batteries, USB cable, video cable, an IR remote control, a hand strap, and a CD-ROM containing ACD System photo editing software, USB driver and an in-depth instruction manual|