What's new from: Kodak, Sony, Olympus, Snazzi and Anypak,

What's new from: Kodak, Sony, Olympus, Snazzi and Anypak,


The Kodak EasyShare CX4230 Zoom Digital Camera, with 2.0 Megapixels, offers prints up to 8”x10” using a premium all glass Kodak Retinar lens, 3X optical zoom and built-in Kodak colour science. The CX4230 comes with a “share” button, allowing users to tag pictures for printing, e-mailing or as favourites. Users can easily email pictures by selecting an address directly from the camera’s LCD screen as the CX4230 stores up to 32 email addresses. The camera has 16MB of internal memory and a MultiMediaCard / Secure Digital expansion slot for larger memory capacity. The CX4230 is compatible with the Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock II, which allows consumers to upload their digital pictures and quickly recharge the camera battery. The Kodak Easyshare CX4230 is distributed by Tech Pacific, Computer Tech Distributors, Digiland and Multimedia Technology.

RRP: $399.


The Sony DSCP32 point-and-shoot camera offers 3.2 megapixels of resolution and smart zoom up to VGA:6.4x. This camera also features Sony’s optimised MPEG VX movie mode which can capture VGA resolution video with audio at 16.6 frames per second up to the capacity of the Memory Stick card that is used. A 16MB card is included with the camera. This camera also comes supplied with the rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries with enhanced charge capacity and a charger that generates a full charge in about half the time of previous models.

RRP: $499 (inc. GST).


The Olympus Mju 300 is barely bigger than a business card and, according to Olympus, is the world’s first metal-bodied weatherproof digital camera. The Mju 300 offers 3.2 effective megapixels and 3.0 megapixel computer controlled display (CCD). It includes a custom-designed lens with a 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm-105mm on a 35mm camera) and 5x digital zoom. Other functions include macro and panorama mode, two-in-one shooting, recording of short motion JPEG movie sequences using QuickTime and a built-in multi-mode flash with red-eye reduction. The camera uses the 16 MB xD Picture Card for storage and a quick-recharge lithium-ion battery.

RRP: $799 (inc. GST).

Olympus: 1300 659 678.

Snazzi and Anypak

Converting camcorder or digital footage or video tapes before they deteriorate, the Snazzi and Anypak bundle captures analogue/digital video to hard drive for editing. The Snazzi III AV.DV Evo Edition captures media for the growing camcorder and non-linear editing markets, can create MPEG files in real-time and has a solid range of software titles such as WinDVD 4, Muvee Autoproducer, and Winproducer 3 DVD. Once edited, it can be stored to the Anypak USB2 40GB external hard drive, allowing the final product to be run from other computers. Snazzi supports Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000 and XP. Anypak supports Win98, Win98SE, WinME, Win2000, WinXP, MacOS8.6 and above, MacOS9.0 and above.

RRP: $1275 (inc. GST).


The Sony Cyber Shot DSCP72 is a 3.2MP camera with 3x optical zoom. It features Sony optimised MPEG movie VX with audio which captures VGA resolution video at 16.6 frames per second, allowing good playback on your TV. The camera offers Memory Stick Digital Still and Memory Stick Pro Compatible storage. It comes supplied with the rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries with enhanced charge capacity.

RRP: $699 (inc. GST).

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