By John Henshall

Polaroid PDC-2000

Digital imaging is often regarded as pictures on demand, without the processing delay. Polaroid are past-masters at this kind of photography and it is surprising that they have not figured in the digital imaging market, except with some noteworthy scanners. Until now.

This digital camera is manufactured by Polaroid in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New England.

This camera uses a Polaroid-designed CCD and delivers two resolutions: 1600x1200 (5.6MB file) and 800x600 (1.4MB file). Sensitivity is ISO100 equivalent. Lens is 2.8 with 11mm focal length (equivalent to 38mm on a 35mm (film) camera. Shutter speeds from 1/25 to 1/500 second. Built-in flash up to 15 feet. Interface to Mac or Windows PC via SCSI-2. Size 7.9x6.3x2.2 inches (20.1x16x5.6 cm), weight 2lbs (900g).

Suggested price is $2,995 to $4,995 depending on precise specification.

This report first appeared as "Hot Shots" in "The Photographer" magazine March and April 1996.
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