Written on: 19/11/2008
No question who ever created this camera was not dumb, for sure they knew what they were doing, my jewellery pictures that I sold jewellery on e bay always sold due to the good detail pics from my camera toshiba pdr m4 I know my camera is probably 8 -10 years old, I am ruff, I have knocked it off counter, plopped it in my purse it sure takes a beating for these years. I turn top mode dial fast... i am ruff! So no wonder its broke, I fell its my fault not manufactures, I never left any feed... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2004 by trailmixx (1 review written)
Like many others writing poor reviews before me on the Toshiba PDR M4, the mode dial fell off my camera after about a year of gentle, infrequent use. I babied this camera and kept it in a case on a shelf. The mode dial just broke while turning it from "take picture" mode to "display picture" mode.
It's a defective dial and now I have no camera. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2003 by Colin Dawson (1 review written)
Everything great except won't take photos or flash! Anyone else had a similar problem? Everything else appears to work fine. The LCD screen, the memory card, the menu settings, even the indigo blue light when the button is fully depressed, all are OK and other than the problem I'm having (and repair outlets telling me they are going to charge a fortune to even look at it, and that I won't get this back even if they can't fix it). Love the camera, need it fixed. Help very much appreciated. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2003 by Pal.
I have had my camera for three years and since have tried and returned two so called 4Meg cameras that under performed the PDR M4. The image quality is reasonable for this "vintage" camera.
The cost of replacing the dial in the UK is £28.
I repaired my broken dial by making up a "washer" from double sided adhesive tape. This was highly succesful and eliminates the risk of using superglue. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2003 by Cindy.
I need to know if the dial can be fixed on my Toshiba PDR M4. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by auxcap.
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. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2002 by Horace.
I had enjoyed using this Toshiba PDR M4 digital camera and would like to get it repaired, although fitting the ribbon cable into place looks tricky. Anyone have any tips for repairing it myself?
Could this problem be related to heat from the battery if you leave it charging for too long? My mode dial fell off afer charging for a few hours. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2002 by Rick.
I bought this Toshiba PDR M4 digital camera used. Will not buy another without factory warranty. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2002 by Tim Wittwer.
I used the Toshiba PDR-M4 digital camera for about 18 months. Would rate the camera a 9/10 over that time; however, I too have fallen to the "Broken Function Selector Knob".
The knob assembly is held together with four small plastic "welds" which become brittle and fail. When this happens, the knob assembly falls apart and the camera becomes useless.
I am currently seeking a replacement knob. Anyone find a source? (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2002 by Chris.
We own 4 of these Toshiba PDR M4 digital cameras. We used them on field evalautions, travelling extensively with them. They worked well because they were simple and fast to operate. The issue is, as others have found, the knob breaks off. I notice the newer models have a smaller knob.
I too would love to buy new knobs and fix the broken ones I have.
It is amazing that Toshiba is still selling these as refurbed units for $250 US. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2002 by Rick.
With my Toshiba PDR M4 digital camera, I use a smart card reader to speed up downloads to PC.
Camera accepts 64 mb card if firmware upgraded.
Don't lose battery! They cost over 70.00! (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2002 by Denise.
Like many other PDR M4 owners have experienced... the dial on my Toshiba digital camera has broken off rendering the camera useless. I paid $600US and got 2 years of use from it. Would not buy it again unless it was under $200US (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2000 by Randy Sherry.
I purchased this Camera from IQVC in Feb 2000. The first thing I noticed was the software is a demo of an imaging software that I have never heard of, the software is Pathetic and limited until you purchase the full version. Second thing I noticed was the first time I had to cgarhe the battery IT TOOK 8 HOURS. Finally I was able to take some pictures. I have to say that the photos taken outside came out really well, great colors no crystalization, really great pictures, however if you plan... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2000 by Mike Beasley.
The LCD on this camera is smaller than on other cameras but maybe that's why the batteries last so long. It has the 2.14 Mega pixel technology and loads of RAM 32MB. The pictures process quickly too (1 sec apart) so I can get a number of shots on the run. Its nice and compact too compared to the Olympus and others. You wont be disappointed with this great little camera. (read more)