PDC2300 Digital Camera

  • 2.3-megapixel CCD with six image quality modes
  • Optical viewfinder
  • 1.8-inch color LCD display
  • 1.3-inch black-and-white Status display
  • All glass 2.3x zoom lens (equivalent to 38-90mm)
  • 2x Digital zoom
  • Built-in flash
  • CompactFlash removable storage, 8MB CF card included
  • USB or Serial computer connection
  • Four Alkaline, Li-Ion, NiMH, or NiCd AA batteries (4 Alkaline batteries included)
  • AC adapter included
  • Polaroid PhotoMAX Pro Software CDs
  • Macro (close-up) lens adjustment
  • White balance (color) adjustment
  • Exposure compensation (lighten / darken) control
  • Self-timer option for delayed shutter release
  • Slide show playback feature
  • NTSC video cable for viewing images on a TV

The PhotoMAX 2300Z is marketed as a complete Digital Camera Creative Kit, providing all the tools you need to capture and download your images to a Windows-based computer (including e-mail capabilities). The camera design and operation are very basic, with only one Record mode and a handful of controls to adjust image resolution, flash setting, exposure compensation (brightness), and white balance (color). It's targeted at the novice or amateur photographer who doesn't want to make a lot of exposure decisions -- just point the camera and shoot. The 2.3x optical zoom lens has a focal range equivalent to a 38-90mm on a 35mm camera, providing just enough flexibility to shoot indoors in cramped interiors or outdoors where your subject can be distant or close-up.  Image resolution is 2.3 megapixels, high enough to make 8 x 10-inch prints or very sharp 5 x 7's.

The 2300Z comes equipped with a built-in flash, 8MB CompactFlash memory card, AC adapter, video cable (for hooking up to a TV), two computer connection cables (Serial port and USB), camera case, wrist strap, and Arcsoft's PhotoMAX Pro Software. The software supports Windows computers only, with image acquisition, photo manipulation (by ArcSoft), special effects, printing setups, optional frames and titles, e-mail, and Internet access to the PolaroidDigital website, where you have 50MB of free storage space provided with the purchase of a camera.

PDC 1100 Digital Camera

  • 1152 x 864
  • 2x digital zoom
  • 1.8" lcd viewer
  • compact flash
  • 4 AA batteries
  • 5.0x3.2x1.5  10o

The PhotoMAX Digital Camera with MP3 Player maid it easy to listen to your favorite music while taking great digital images. Just download music from the web or a CD, then easily upload the music to your new camera with MP3 player.Let Polaroid show you how easy and fun digital imaging can be. Easy-to-use image editing software offers manipulation, resizing and retouching of images. E-mail your best images to your friends, post them on the web, take them in for developing, or view them on the camera's LCD screen - all while listening to your favorite music.

PhotoMAX MP3 Digital Camera

  • 640 x 480 resolution
  • 1.8" lcd viewer
  • compact flash memory
  • 4 AA batteries
  • MP3 player and jack for headphones

The PDC640M looks to feature the same internals as Polaroid's existing PDC640 model, but with the addition of a modem and in-camera software allowing for dial-up connectivity with which to transfer images to the PolaroidDigital.com website.

The camera,  captured images at resolutions of 640 x 480 with three compression levels. When you first purchase the camera, you program it with the details (username, password) of an account on PolaroidDigital.com - the details are then stored in the camera for future use. Multiple cameras can be used on one account (for example, you might have a group of company employees with their own cameras, all submitting to one group account which everybody can access), and the account details in a camera can be reprogrammed should the owner change.

When the time comes to transfer your images, you select which images you want to transfer and then initiate the call. The camera first dials a toll-free number, which recognizes what number you've dialed from and provides you with a list of local access numbers for your area. You are then given the list of numbers, and prompted for which to dial, before being given a screen to enter any prefix numbers you might need to dial an outside line. The call is completed as requested and immediately on connection, once the camera has transmitted its stored username / password, the images are transferred, along with a graphical indication on the LCD display of how far the camera is through the transfer process.

The Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC 700 expanded the PhotoMAX line of digital imaging products by offering higher resolution, an expanded LCD monitor, and the first bundling of the PhotoMAX Pro software in a digital camera kit. The Poloroid PDC 700's user-friendly design grouped with its 24-bit color (millions of colors) image pickup element and 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution enables you to take high-quality color images with the touch of a button. Both the bright image viewfinder and the 1.8-inch LCD screen make seeing your images and deleting the ones you don't want simple, so you don't waste memory. The Polaroid PDC 700 comes with 4 MB of built-in memory, but you can also use the Compact Flash card slot to upgrade your memory.

Automatic focus and built-in three-mode flash as well as date coding and a 10-second self-timer make this tripod-mountable camera easy to use and versatile. The Creative Kit, which comes with the camera, includes a convenient wrist strap, an AC adapter, batteries, a quick start guide, and cables to connect the Polaroid PCD 700 to your TV or your PC. This package also contains a software bundle for your PC that will allow you to download and edit your photos.

The PDC640 was the first consumer digital camera launched by Polaroid in 1998.  The camera itself was a VGA resolution with a 1.8 TFT display and using smart media cards for storage.  The Camera was bundled as an "everything you need in the box" product designed for mass market consumers at an unheard of $99.98 retail price.  The accompanying software was proprietary, extremely powerful but easy to use and playfully branded PhotoMax, having a brightly colored Cockatoo as its brand mascot.

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Polaroid introduced its PhotoMAX Digital Camera in the Walmart store chain with a 24-city tour, with stops along the way at Wall Street, trade shows and sales meetings. The PhotoMAX van was also used as a courtesy car for transporting (and marketing to) key clients attending Las Vegas trade shows.

Polaroid PhotoMAX PDC640 Digital Camera

  • 310,000 pixel image sensor provides 640 x 480 image resolution
  • Autofocus lens for point-and-shoot simplicity
  • Included 2 MB SmartMedia card holds 36 images at default resolution
  • Connects with PCs via the included serial cable
  • View pictures on television with the included video cable
  • Includes PhotoMAX software
  • Includes camera case and batteries

Digital 320 Camera specifications

  • 24-bit color (millions of colors)
  • 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Focal range: 3 feet - infinity
  • Automatic power saving (sleep) mode
  • Automatic15 second self timer
  • Serial port download
  • 500K internal memory (camera holds up to 18 images)
  • Tripod mountable
  • Automatic picture counter
  • Camera uses one 9-volt battery

Polaroid's incredibly easy-to-use PhotoMAX project-oriented software makes the PhotoMAX digital cameras perfect for technophobes.  Big buttons, simple 1,2,3 editing but with a robust image editing engine sitting below the user interface, the PhotoMAX software was designed to allow mass consumers to take a picture, make a few simple edits, and print or share the image.

The PDC-1100 is designed for users who require maximum performance in a mainstream Cameras. Even with its form factor design, the PDC-1100 doesn't skimp on performance offering the ideal blend of power and efficiency. The PDC-1100 is sure to leave a lasting impression with its easy to use and slim design. Located on the side of the unit, the modular bay's innovative latch is designed for easy insertion and removal of the various module options..


PDC320 designed as a simple point and shoot disposable digital camera -- sold mostly in convenience stores as a grab and go promotional item.  At the time of launch the PDC320 was seen as a great image file size for sharing images on low band width.