Toshiba PDR-M1 (1998)

The PDR-M1 was announced on 1998-06-01 together with the PDR-5. The PDR-M1 was demonstrated on Windows World '98 Expo. Inside was a 1/2" CCD sensor that started out with an odd resolution of 1352x1070 but is instantly downsampled to 1280x1024. It had a few nice features like the rotating lens cover, a variety of shooting and playback modes, macro mode of 9cm, 2x digital zoom, single-dial four-way controller for easy access of functions and an optical viewfinder. The camera was ready to shoot within 6 seconds after turning it on. Sierra's Imaging Expert was also included in the bundle making the camera a very good deal.
Here's an in-depth review of the Toshiba PDR-M1 from Imaging Resource.


  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Model: PDR-M1
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $600
  • Imager Type: 1.5MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x1024
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: f=7.6mm /F3.2
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/1,000s
  • Aperture Range: F3.2/F8
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" D-TFD
  • Size: 123 x 82 x 36mm
  • Weight: 230 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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