Toshiba PDR-M5 User Reviews

Announced Sep 6, 1999 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 40 – 120 mm (3×)
stigerj
 

This is my third digi cam and I'm in the market for a new one. This camera takes good pictures in bright light, i.e outdoors. It has poor low light performance. Typically it has a hard time focusing, and most of the pictures end up blurry. Even on overcast days is seems to have a hard time. I've updated the bios twice which was supposed to resolve this, but it only helped a little. Problems: very poor when indoor or low light situations. lense cap... cheasy push on lense. power supply died ...

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I paid $250 for the camera @ Ubid. The camera is Excellent and Horrible. In low light you just can't use the camera, but in outdoor its magnificent. Bought acessories(lenses, adaptors, tripods) i like the camera but hoped the low light thing would be fixed. Well for $250 it ain't bad. Problems: LOW LIGHT SHOOTING

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I've had this camera for over 1 year now and I have found it to be quite a disappointment. It does not, and is not, capable of taking pictures in low light situations. It does not have spot metering either. The only good point about this camera is its rapid turnover time from shot to shot. The battery life is also very poor (~1-1.5 hrs max with some lcd use). I would not recomment this camera to anyone who plans to take any pictures in the evening time. Problems: short battery life, long ...

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I bright light, the camera functions extremely well - very crisp and colorful images. In low light conditions [even after the firmware upgrade] the pictures are sub-par - the camera will not focus, and pictures therefore come out very grainy, and out of focus. Haven't really toyed with the manual settings to see if this can be resolved. Problems: The camera is a bit bulky, compared the the latest mega-pixel cameras on the market.

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This has been a good camera for me but the problems with the slow first shot and poor low light pictures are definitely a drawback. I downloaded the firmware upgrade and that made a huge difference - low light and indoor pictures are much better now. Overall, good camera for those wishing to snap casual photos. Problems: Slow first shot, poor low light photos.

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I have had this camera for over 1 year now. Basciallyl its got all the features I looked for but I am unhappy with a couple of things. It does take very good pics for the most part. Problems: Take lousy pics in low light and the delay between pressing the shutter button and getting your pic is too long. Ive missed shots due to this delay.

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Basically a good camera. But there are some problems. I like that it feels like a "regular" camera. Have no problems using features of camera. Problems: Loose lens cap. Don't like rubber flap over contacts, coming loose. Very poor focus in poor light conditions - have not tried firmware upgtrade that is supposed to address this (downloaded it this week). Very slow to be ready to take first picture. Seems like a long lapse between pressing button and picture being taken (leads to missed ...

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I love my PDR-M5. I do mostly outdoor photography, and most of that with the macro setting. I get some excellent quality photos. The color is super. I especially like the rechargable battery, which is very light. Compared to my old Olympus 320, It is far lighter and easier to carry. Problems: The photos indoors tend to be a little less crisp. They had a patch on their website, which did help, but it's still not perfect. I also have an issue with the lens cap being looser than I'd like ...

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Maybe comparing this camera to the other digital one I use for about a half year now (a Nikon Coolpix 990) is not fair because the unbeatable quality and value for money Nikon offers but on the other hand I must conclude that Toshiba still has a long way to go. Sorry to other users I feel disappointed about this camera but my conclusion is based on more than 30 years of extensive experience in photography.

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