Summary: I found the images this camera took were very good. In max resolution (2048 x 1536), the images were bright and crisp. For the most part I left the camera in auto mode, I found for my basic use, this did the job well. Auto mode is just that, fully automatic. There are a few basic settings you can change, such as size/quality, flash, and macro.
Excerpt: The Toshiba PDR-M70 has the look and feel of a traditional 35-mm point-and-shoot camera. Underneath the attractive aluminum exterior, we found a fast, responsive camera that produced excellent pictures under all lighting conditions. Part of the credit goes to the Canon-made 3X zoom lens, which boasts an impressive f/2.0 maximum aperture.
Excerpt: The Toshiba PDR-M70 ($800 street) is well suited for everyday shooting. By forgoing a hot shoe and using a proprietary, rechargeable lithium ion battery, the company managed to make the camera small and light. Yet the Toshiba PDR- M70 has an ample-size, lighted control panel and intelligently designed controls. Too bad the images weren't quite as crisp as those produced by the competition. Shooting with the Toshiba PDR-M70 is fast and relatively simple.
are three kinds of cameras out there: those that go for traditional
photography features, those that go for gimmicks, and those that
have both. The
PDR-M70 is one of those cameras that has every feature the pro
photographer desires, plus some of the more "gimmicky"
features that consumers (and certain digital camera website editors)
enjoy. Starting with a 3.3 Megapixel CCD, the M70 has both point
and shoot ease and full manual control, if desired.
Pros: Full featured -- movies, audio, manual controls, Very well designed with thoughtful touches like backlit LCD, Very responsive in all modes, External flash support, Competitive photo quality, Good stuff "in the box"