has cut the price on the PDR-M25, a 2.2 megapixel digital camera, from US$279 to $249.
The camera can capture photos at resolutions up to 1792 x 1200 pixels. It has an aspherical glass lens (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens on a 35mm camera) and is equipped with: 3X optical zoom and 2X digital zoom; a 1.5-inch high-resolution color LCD for instant preview and review of photos; a SmartMedia card; and a macro mode.
Designed for non-pros the PDR-M25 is designed to be easy to use with auto focusing, auto white balance (with manual overrides), and a programmed auto exposure (AE) mode that automatically selects the best aperture and shutter speed for any given scene. You’re given the choice of recording JPEG images at one of three compression levels (fine, normal and basic) and two resolution settings (1792 x 1200, 896 x 600). Depending on the compression and resolution selected, up to 112 images can be recorded on the included 8 MB SmartMedia card.
The PDR-M25 measures a pocket-sized 4.1 x 2.6 x2.2 inches, and weighs eight ounces (not including batteries). It’s compatible with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. Other accessories are a soft case, a wrist strap, a protective lens cap, an instruction manual on CD, a USB cable, a Video cable (PAL/NTSC), and 4x Alkaline AA batteries.