|Polaroid PDC 3080 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver Free Shipping!|
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|Polaroid is the worldwide leader in instant photography. The company supplies instant cameras and films; digital imaging hardware, software and media; identification systems; and sunglasses to markets worldwide.PRODUCT FEATURES:3.2 megapixel resolution;3x Digital zoom;1.5" LCD display;8MB internal memory;SD Memory-card compatible;Video Clip.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||3.2 MP|
|Focus Adjustment||Fixed Focus, Focus Free|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Manual|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Camera Flash Features||Auto Flash, Flash Off, Forced On|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Flash ON Mode, OFF mode|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||8 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card|
|Floppy Drive Storage||None|
|Screen Details||LCD display - 1.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||With Built-in Microphone|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, USB to computer|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI|
|Still Image Format||DPOF, EXIF 2.2, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||320 x 240|
|Additional Features||Not Interchangeable Lenses, Standard, USB, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|White Balance||Auto, Automatic, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)|
|Video Capture||AVI - 320 x 240|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
The Polaroid PDC-3080 is your average entry-level point and shoot camera. It's features make it more than adequate for the novice photographer or just someone who wants to capture everyday photos and doesn't need Pro quality.
Overall though this camera is sub par compared to most. Image focus is nonexistant on anything under a few feet from the lens so extremely closeup shots are very blurred. The only image format supported is JPEG with a maximum resolution of 2048x1536. Even at highest quality, pictures have noticeable compression artifacts and often have horrible contrast and brightness compared to pictures taken with any decent 35mm film camera. The built in flash barely helps situations in most cases.
On the pro side: Due to the compressed nature of the pictures, the built in 8MB memory can usually hold around a film rolls amount of pictures depending on the quality set on the camera. Even with a mere 256MB SD card, this camera can hold upwards of 500 pictures or more at one time at highest quality and resolution.
I don't have much to say on the video side of this camera except that the resulting format can be set either 640x480 or 320x240 progressive resolution. Video codec is standard MJPEG @ 10fps and the audio is an Intel IADPCM codec @ 16-bit 8khz mono. No estimation on runtime between of built in memory and an addon SD card.
Battery life is average. The camera uses 4 standard AAA batteries. If using substandard generic alkalines, don't expect much more than an hour or so of constant use. With good brand name batteries like Energizer or Duracell, models that are designed for high drain devices for example, usually last you up to a day or so under constant use. The camera features a settable auto-off timer to reduce the amount of 'idle' time left on.
This camera is fully plug and play and requires no drivers on modern Operating Systems. On the camera you can switch it between of a standard camera mode on the usb port which operates as a standard digital imaging device on XP, a Mass Storage mode which merely displays as that: a Mass Storage device on XP, and it also includes a webcam mode although I have yet to find working drivers for this specific model camera anywhere to make it work as a webcam. Setting these options is a total bore though as the camera automatically shuts itself off when pulling the usb connection and anytime it is shut off, the usb mode reverts to standard digital imaging device mode.
the one thing i didnt like about the camera is that its not really stable and the top moves easily other wise i was very satisfied with the purchase and i will deff purchase from him/her again.