Toshiba PDR-M4 Review

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auxcap.'s review of Toshiba PDR-M4

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“The Toshiba PDR M4 digital camera is very responsive -...”

Written on: 25/09/2002 by auxcap. (1 review written)

Good Points
Very responsive - takes picture much more quickly than Canon EOS.

Bad Points
Knob broke on its own (no trauma to knob). Toshiba wanted too much money for repair so I bought two knobs (1 spare) from HermanPanson and repaired camera myself. That's how I found out how digital cameras are assembled - modular construction. If you are handy and bold and carefully document your unassembly steps, the repair is not difficult.

General Comments
The Toshiba PDR M4 digital camera is very responsive - it takes picture much more quickly than Canon EOS. Like all other digital still cameras, digital zoom is a consumer come-on. It's much better to "zoom" the image in software.

I downrated the value and overall ratings due to the knob.

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57633_Gmcmen.'s Response to auxcap.'s Review

Written on: 13/12/2002

Does the dial come with the plastic circut attached as one piece?

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Gmcmen.'s Response to auxcap.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

Auxcap, thanks I was a bit worried about taking it apart, but I got it apart and the old knob out with no problems.
I was able to find a dealer in the UK to supply the knob for £30, waiting on its arrival.
UK supplier http://www.seme.co.uk/ hope this is of help to someone else.

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58197_Auxcap.'s Response to auxcap.'s Review

Written on: 15/12/2002

gmcmen: No there are no circuit boards attached to the knob; it comes with a multiconductor "cord" attached. You have to virtually disassemble most of the camera to get at the circuit board where the cord attaches.
Be careful and methodical - take careful notes re what is connected to what, which screw, etc.
Good luck!

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