Digital Camera with 3.5” LCD Screen

August 27, 2004 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | 8 Comments | |

Oregon Scientific PV100You probably won’t have seen this camera on any other website (unless you read Engadget yesterday…). The Oregon Scientific PV100 is a pretty unremarkable 3 megapixel digicam with a fixed lens. So far, not much to write home about. But then you look at the back of the camera and can’t help but notice the massive 3.5” colour LCD screen! The PV100 is available exclusively at Argos stores in the UK for ?199.99.

Website: Oregon Scientific - PV100 Digital Camera

Press Release 12/08/04

See yourself on the BIG screen

Flagship of the new range is the Oregon Scientific PV100 Jumbo Display Camera (3M-pixel) with a massive 3.5? TFT preview screen.

The PV100 is only 109 x 70 x 27mm in size and will slip omfortably into a pocket or handbag. Looks super smart in its aluminium casing and, with its massive 3.5? TFT colour preview screen, you?ll be able to check out your snaps in detail as you take them.

This stylish-looking camera is big on features, and big on performance too: sensor resolution is 3 Mega pixels enabling you to take very high-quality photographs and, with a generous 16Mb internal memory, there?s plenty of room to store those pictures, even without the addition of an optional SD card. The movie function with audio includes a 2x digital zoom and isn?t
limited by buffer size. In fact, movie efforts are restricted only by the amount of available memory (so the ?bigger? the SD card you fit, the longer the movies you?ll be able to shoot).

Once you?re satisfied you?ve got a set of snaps you?re happy with ? and with autofocus lens, automatic exposure, white balance and controllable flash, you?ll find you generally will be ? downloading them couldn?t be easier. Not only is the PV100 compatible with all up-to-date Windows and MAC operating systems via USB cable, but also it comes with its own deluxe docking station. Use this to download direct to your PC ready for slideshow playback (made easier with the docking stations slideshow short cut button), printing, e-mail or further storage (and recharge your batteries while you?re at it).?199.99 RRP.

Find it exclusively at Argos stores from the end of July.

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#1 Josh

It only has a 2x Digital Zoom - not optical :( doh! would be nice otherwise - also your link is broken:

4:25 pm - Friday, August 27, 2004

#2 phule

If you listen really closely, you can hear the batteries screaming in terror as you slide them into the camera body.

7:50 pm - Friday, August 27, 2004

#3 harikari

I predict that we will see larger LCDs start to appear in greater numbers as a selling point. Most consumers could care less about 90% of the "new and improved" features that camera makers introduce. They shop by brand, looks, mp count and price. But a everyone loves looking at their images on camera (the Polaroid factor) and large LCDs have universal appeal. The mainstream mfgrs would be doing them now if it were not fatal to battery life, and they'll get that more and more sorted.

10:40 pm - Wednesday, September 1, 2004

#4 katie Simpson

It is not exclusive to Argos, I have just bought it from Ideal World and for just under £70.00!!!!!!!

12:57 am - Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I do like the large screen but how much would it cost to build in a really slick shade at the point of manufacture. I have both a G5 and a G6 and feel that you pay these guys a fortune and they cannot do a simple mod to make these the ideal compact. Sorry to go off on one but the screens are really annoying. Does anyone know of an addon shade that does not use Velcro?


8:16 am - Tuesday, July 26, 2005



4:28 am - Sunday, January 6, 2008

#7 rishabh

can any one please tell me how to recharge this digi cam? plz. if any one know it please tell me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) please its a request.

2:33 pm - Tuesday, February 5, 2008

#8 Baris Ulas

i need a firmware update for this cam. anyone knows where i can download a newer firmware then pv100 ver 0.36?

9:22 pm - Tuesday, July 15, 2008