Polaroid Unveils Digital Camera

Polaroid's first digital camera, the PDC-2000 boasts a "megapixel" based on the firm's imaging science technology, for capturing pictures at one million pixel resolution. Pictures are later transferred to any Mac or PC computer at up to 1600 x 1200 resolution. Because images are not compressed, they retain their high quality even when enlarged to 8x10. Each image is automatically "stamped" with the date and time and optionally labeled with letters or numbers. Pictures can be deleted one at a time or all at once. In features and operation, the PDC-2000 resembles a compact 35mm point-and-shoot camera. Users can rely on aHéu One can select a model that stores either 40 or 60 images in internal memory or a "direct connect" version that immediately stores images in the computer. All models ship with a 38mm equivalent lens that focuses from 10" to infinity. An LCD status panel offers feedback on all camera functions and conditions. Polaroid Digital Imaging, Cambridge, MA, (800) 816-2611, www.polaroid.com.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.