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having recently bought this camera in favour of some of the more expensive ones - i was very eager to get going with it. and what a surprise it was - the camera is not bulky like some other models and the ease of use is wonderful. within minutes of arriving home my camera was up and running. the instructions are very good and very clear and to be honest it is a very nice camera to hold and take photos with. a very good all rounder.
The Toshiba PDR-M60 is a mid-price camera with the quality & features that other pricier cameras have. The Toshiba PDR-M60 is loaded with built-in easy access features displayed in menus on a 1.8 inch color LCD monitor. A function dial gives quick function changes and a thumb access button allows you to select and scroll through the menus. The camera also has buttons for image quality, flash, macro, display and timer allowing on the fly adjustments. Photos can be taken with the LCD monitor on or turn it off to save on batteries and use the viewfinder. It comes with 2.3 million pixels CCD allowing you photo-like quality images stored on a 4mb (upgradeable to 64mb) Smart Media card. The cards are capable of storing from 3 to 907 images, depending on the quality images and what Smart Media card you use. The lens is glass with a built-in lens cap. The lens has 2.3X optical zoom lens, 2X digital zoom, a macro feature for those close up shots. The Toshiba PDR-M60?s built in features allow a wide range of choices of camera settings from a timer, auto focus and auto exposure image with adjustable white balance. Settings to adjust quality/size from fine, normal or basic JPEG compression ratios to sizes of 1792 x 1200 pixel to 896 x 600 pixel for the single images. A multiple picture setting takes 16 continuous images in one frame. This is a handy feature for making short movie clips. Picture quality settings allow changes to the sensitivity and color of the images to be recorded and they are, ISO100 equivalent to color film speed of ISO100, ISO200 is equivalent to color film ISO200, ISO400 is equivalent to color ISO400. A B&W setting is a neat feature for the creative photographer. A built-in flash has auto flash, always on/off and a bulb setting for night and artistic photography by lengthening exposure time, which is adjustable from one to two seconds. All features are accessible and changed through menus displayed on the LCD monit
or. LCD monitor turn off automatically or manually a feature bound to save on batteries. On the LCD monitor, you can display date/time and battery life and other icons or not have them displayed. When the LCD monitor is off camera settings are viewable from a display on top of the camera. On the display, icons, words and numbers to tell you what your settings are. Viewing images can be done on the LCD monitor of the camera in single shot mode or thumbnail in groups of nine or in a slide show format that changes the image every three seconds. The Toshiba PDR-M60?s is equipped with a video output port to view images on a TV in U.S. NTSC standard Or European PAL standard. The Toshiba PDR-M60?s is equipped with a USB port for downloading photos from the camera, it is as easy as connecting a provide USB cable to your computer and rotating the camera?s function dial to the PC mode. When you use this process the first time, on Windows 98 or above, just follow the on screen prompts to install the drivers for the Toshiba PDR-M60?s and you are on your way. Photo editing software provided gives you creative options to manipulate, improve, and print your images. Other features include a tripod mount, four AA batteries ( but would invest in a rechargeable Nickel-metal Hydride batteries), video adapter cable to view photos on a TV, USB cable for downloads, image editing software and a neck strap. Toshiba PDR-M60 has an optional AC adapter PDR-ACM1A to save on batteries, and an optional Diskette adapter PDR-FLP2 that allows you to place the Smart Media card in it for those without a USB port. Overall the Toshiba PDR-M60?s is a digital camera with built-in versatility, sound design and is easy to use. This makes it enjoyable for the beginner and the professional. I highly recommend spending a little extra for a quality camera like this one.
Got the Tosh M60 about 2 months ago, up to now very happy with it. It's 2.3 mega pixels so will take a good picture to print out on full size on A4 paper. Its mainly auto settings but theres a few you can do manually like white balance and lighting settings. The camera comes with basic software, a big neck strap, a measly 4mb card and 4 batteries. I would recommend buying some rechargeable batteries which last a lot longer, I filled a 16mb card using the LCD screen on about 3 quarters of the shots and still had power left after downloading to my puter, which by the way is done via the USB cable which is also supplied. On the whole a very good camera in my estimation.