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Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The screen and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and build quality.

value for money, usability, screen, image quality, performance

features, build quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 366 reviews)

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Polaroid PhotoMAX Fun! Flash 640 SE


Consumer review by:

PhotoMaz Fun&Flash 640


camera worked good on windows me

after updating my computer to XP PRO camera will not load ?

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no battery life, bad pictures


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Don't Buy


it was very cheap

the pic quality is terrible, it eats batteries

Consumer review by:

This camera stinks!


It was cheap?

It eats batteries, you can take maybe 10 pics using flash.

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Amazon review summary for Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 640


alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 user reviews of Polaroid PhotoMax PDC 640 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, screen, image quality, performance

features, reliability, viewfinder

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polaroid PDC 640 Plus Digital Camera Creative Kit 8MB SmartMedia CardPolaroid Fun Flash 640 0.3MP Digital Camera KitPolaroid PDC 640CF 0.3MP Digital Camera

Consumer review by:

Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 640


Consumer review by:

Oooo Laa Laa, Sexy Photos - Polaroid PDC-640 Digital Camera


My first experience with the Polaroid PDC-640 digital camera was over two years ago when my husbands step father purchased one. Just two days after borrowing the camera, I was in Wal-mart purchasing one for myself. Two years later, I still recommend...

Affordable & Easy to use. I still recommend two years later

Polaroid no longer manufactures digital cameras

Consumer review by:

Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 640


Consumer review by:

POLAROID PDC640 DIGICAM: A Voyeur';s Worst Nightmare


I would like to locate the designer of Polaroid's PDC640 digital camera, punch him in the ear, demand my money back, and shove this inferior hunka hunka burning junk straight up his hindquarters. Sideways.

One of the cheapest digicams on the market

It is overpriced at any cost

Product Specifications

Do you need a camera to create Web site images, document student work in digital portfolios, or incorporate student generated images into reports and presentations? The PhotoMAX FUN! Flash 640 makes it possible to get digital cameras where they belong - into the hands of students. The camera, the accessories, and the software are all in one kit and at one great price! The Polaroid PhotoMAX Fun! Flash 640 digital camera is your complete creativity kit! It includes the PhotoMAX Fun! Flash 640 camera, as well as PhotoMAX 3.0 Image Maker software, an AC adapter, 4 AA batteries, a camera-to-PC serial cable, wrist strap, carrying case, and more! The Fun! Flash 640 camera itself is remarkably easy to use, with a 1.8" color LCD, multiple flash modes, automatic power-saving mode, and self-timer. The included PhotoMAX 3.0 software offers you a full range of photo-editing and enhancement tools, plus tons of fun special effects and paint tools to choose from!

Audio Input

Type: None


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash/SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card/Integrated/SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:2MB/8MB


Model:640/FUN! Flash 640 Digital Camera Kit/FUN! Flash 640 SE/PDC 640/PDC-640CF/PDC-640M
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polaroid PDC/Polaroid PhotoMAX

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.5/F/4.0
Min Focal Length:7.36mm/7.7mm/7mm
Special Functions:Macro


Color:Metallic silver/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD/CMOS
Sensor Resolution:0.35Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 200
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical