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Polaroid PDC 3000

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Digital Cameras - Polaroid PDC-3000 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Long a household word in film-based photography, Polaroid has staked out a unique space in the digital marketplace, offering exceptional image quality, and special capabilities to support studio photography. In 1996, Polaroid released the PDC-2000 and...

The current PDC-3000 continues and extends this focus, with excellent camera control capabilities from the host computer. It also includes a number of Polaroid innovations affecting image quality and the usability of images for multiple purposes...


Product Specifications

The first thing that stands out about the PDC-3000 is its unusual design: the overall appearance is that of something from a Buck Rogers set, with jet-black, rounded contours, and interesting bulges everywhere. Its cast-metal body gives it a very solid feel, and its weight of 2 pounds (0.9kg) including batteries puts it at the top end of the range of point & shoots. The weight and broad form factor though, contribute to a very stable shooting platform: most users will find it easier to hold steady for available-light shots than they would a camera with a more conventional form factor. The camera sports a 1-million pixel CCD image sensor, using patented "pastel" color filtration to allow higher resolution for luminance ("brightness") information. With an optical viewfinder and no LCD panel, the user interface of the PDC-3000 is simpler than units having sophisticated selection menus presented via the LCD. Overall, while more sophisticated than the earlier PDC-2000, the PDC-3000 is as easy to use as any lower-end point & shoot. The PDC-3000's SCSI computer interface deserves special mention: while requiring a higher level of integration with the host computer system, the very high transfer rate of the SCSI interface makes it truly practical to use the computer's CRT as a viewfinder during tethered operation. For studio users, the exact framing this provides is a decided plus.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polaroid PDC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Min Focal Length:11mm



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):100
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 25 / ISO 50
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical