Toshiba PDR-M5 (1999)

Announced only months after the PDR-M4 on 1999-09-09. Demonstrated at IFA'99. The PDR-M5 completely differed from the PDR-M3 and PDR-M4 in design. The reason was for users to have a better grip on the camera when handling it. The cameras specs were almost identical to those of the PDR-M4 apart from a pop-out flash unit and a better position of the dials and buttons. Toshiba kept the same blue backlit display and provided a simple plastic lens cover. Unfortunately they used the same cheap rubber applications too. The camera was marketed in Japan in a black body and for the rest of the world in a silver body. The japanese name was Allegretto M5.



  • Brand: Toshiba
  • Model: PDR-M5
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $799
  • Imager Type: 2.14MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: 1600x1200
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: SmartMedia
  • Lens: Auto-focus, F3.5-F5.0/F7.6-F11.0
  • Shutter: 1/2s - 1/1000s
  • Aperture Range: F3.5 - F7.6
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 130 x 78 x 70mm
  • Weight: 320 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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