is a midrange, 3.2 Megapixel camera, based on their PDR-M81 (see
Like that camera, the M71 features a 2.8X Canon zoom lens, movie
mode with sound, manual controls, and more. At $499, it's also very
competitively priced. How well does it work? You'll have to read
the review to find out!
Pros: Very good photo quality, Good amount of manual controls, Great value, Can use external lenses and filters (if you buy the adapter, that is), Very good playback mode
Cons: No TIFF mode, Slow startup times; a bit of shutter lag, Bundle includes alkaline batteries and tiny 8MB SmartMedia card
Excerpt: Go to Page Two Toshiba PDR-M71 Specifications CCD Sensor 1/1.8 inch 3.37 million pixels (total) 3.0 million pixels effective Image Resolutions 2048 x 1536 (FULL) 1024 x 768 (HALF) 640 x 480 (SMALL) Lens Canon® F2.9-F4.8, 7 elements in 5 groups, f=7.25 to 20.3mm (equivalent to 35-98mm on a 35mm camera), all glass lens Zoom 2.8X Optical, 2.2X Digital Auto-Focus TTL contrast detection Auto-Focus Range Normal mode: 31 in. to infinity Macro mode: 4 in.