Polaroid PDC-300 (© digicammuseum.com)

Polaroid PDC-300 (1997)

After the commercial failure of the PDC-2000 and PDC-3000, Polaroid decided to outsource their digital camera production line. The PDC-300 therefore is the first OEM-licensed digital camera Polaroid marketed. Shown at Comdex '97 and CES '98. With the PDC-300, Polaroid introduced their PhotoMAX label. The camera was available in the US only and was the perfect response to the ever growing request for cheaper digital cameras. A basic point-and-shoot digital camera with all the necessary features for a low price. The PhotoMAX kit contained everything one needed to hook the camera up to a PC and start downloading and editing pictures. Very basic, very simple. Actually, Polaroid was on the right path with this one as many other digital cameras didn't have easy-to-use camera software.

Fixed focus, self-timer, built-in flash, LCD screen, macro function and video output. The camera was made by Premier Imaging Technology, a taiwanese manufacturer.


  • Brand: Polaroid
  • Model: PDC-300
  • First mentioned: 1997
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $299
  • Imager Type: 0.27MP CCD
  • Resolution: 320x240
  • Internal Storage: 2MB
  • External Storage: -
  • Lens: f=5mm /F5.6
  • Shutter: 1/30 to 1/2,000s
  • Aperture Range: F5.6
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" LCD
  • Size: 137 x 69 x 48mm
  • Weight: 245 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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