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Toshiba PDR-M71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Toshiba PDR-M71. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The portability and durability also get good comments, whereas the memory and viewfinder get negative opinions. Reviews are divided on the battery.

price, durability, portability, screen, image quality

design, lens, usability, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Toshiba PDR-M71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba PDR-M71

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Toshiba PDR-M71 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the flash and battery. Reviews about the lens and usability are mixed.

price, performance, portability, design, image quality

durability, focus, battery, flash

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Tracy Capen (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Toshiba PDR-M71 3.2MP, 3x Optical, 2x Digital Zoom Camera Review - PCWorld

 
Dec, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Toshiba PDR-M71

 

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...

Sep, 2001

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Toshiba PDR-M71 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The PDR-M71's optical viewfinder was a little tight, showing approximately 83 percent frame accuracy at wide angle, and approximately 81 percent accuracy at telephoto. The LCD monitor produced more accurate results, showing about 90 percent at wide...

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Works well, but when it stops working, you're stuck.

 

I bought the PDR-M71 a few years ago with some prize money from a contest. It was a good camera for its time, although it was really expensive ($400 on sale + memory & a USB card). The camera is pretty rugged, and stood up to a few falls. It takes ...

Physically durable. Good grip. Media is cheap. Uses AA batteries. Decent pictures.

Included software is pathetic. No OS X drivers. Support is virtually nonexistent. Uses AAs. Pricey.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Tough Camera, and Great Pictures, What more do you want??!!

 

This camera is very tough looking and acting. I feel that nothing can stop this one. It is unusually thick in size, giving at a strong look, not like a cheap thin camera. I like the feature that you can choose what quality and size you want to picture ...

Great feel, great pictures and quality, great bundled kit, and reputation!!

Cheap looking lens cover that you have to manually put on the camera.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great when it worked, but wouldn't buy again or recommend

 

I was very pleased with this camera during the first year or so that I had it. It worked great. I had to buy NiMH rechargeable batteries to run the camera, but they worked fine. The problem is that now, after working for about a year, the camera will ...

Clear pictures, solid body

Major power problems rendered mine useless. Toshiba offers little in the way of support.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (pcphotoreview.com)

Toshiba PDR-M71

 
Apr, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

No wonder the Toshiba M71 was named a best buy in PCWorld magazine

 

high resolution, manual settings, good price, rebates

ugly looking plastic case, need to buy extra memory

Mar, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent camera at an excellent price

 

Now let me start off what the bad stuff first.

Bargain Price, Lots of Features, Print Image Matching

Poor Optical View finder, No automatic lens cover

Mar, 2002

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