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Polaroid Announces Two New Portable LCD Projectors

Polaview 335 and Polaview 235 Offer Brightness, Portability and Detailed Resolution At an Affordable Price

CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- April 6, 1999 -- Polaroid Corporation (NYSE:PRD) today announced two high performance, portable liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors for highly mobile professionals. The Polaview 335 delivers brightness of 1000 lumens and a true XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 lines, and the Polaview 235 provides 850 lumens with SVGA resolution of 800 x 600.

Each weighing just 10 pounds, the Polaview 335 XGA projector and Polaview 235 SVGA portable LCD projector are ideal solutions for the mobile professional who requires the best presentation tools. The new projectors are compatible with multiple input and output devices, and provide a PC card adapter (PCMCIA Type II) for computer-free presentations. In addition, through its direct connect compatibility with major digital camera brands, the presenter can display photos directly from a digital camera through the projector. The new projectors also allow the user to get input from a DVD player or a HDTV source.

Equipped with a wireless remote control with an integrated laser pointer, the Polaview 335 and Polaview 235 user can operate the projector and mouse easily from a distance of up to 30 feet away. The projectors provide the user with a digital enhancement zoom feature for focusing in on a particular segment of the screen.

The Polaview 335 and Polaview 235 are ideal for demanding, portable projection needs. The projectors offer ideal performance for anyone delivering presentations, product demonstrations or training sessions in an array of applications, including sales, business, scientific, engineering, education, medical and government/defense.

Availability, Compatibility and Pricing

The Polaview 335 and Polaview 235 will be available in the US in March and April, respectively, through authorized Polaroid dealers and catalogs. Both units are compatible with PCs based on Windows, Macintosh computers and workstations. The suggested US list price for the Polaview 335 and Polaview 235 are $8,995 and $5,995, respectively. International prices may vary and can be determined by contacting the Polaroid office in your region.

To obtain more information on the Polaview 335 or Polaview 235 or Polaroid's complete line of LCD projectors, customers may call 1-800-816-2611, extension D004, or by accessing Polaroid's web site at www.polaroid.com.

About Polaroid

Polaroid, with annual sales of more than $1.8 billion in 1998, is the worldwide leader in instant imaging. Polaroid supplies instant and digital cameras and films; digital imaging peripherals, software, media and systems solutions; medical diagnostic imaging media; secure identification systems; graphics imaging systems; sunglasses and polarizers to markets worldwide.

"Polaroid" and "Polaview" are trademarks of Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Mass. Other products may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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