The new DC-CAM 3000Z digital camera from Creative Labs features auto/manual exposure control, video recording mode or playback mode, which are all easily controlled by a Top Mode Dial Control. With a 3.2 mega-pixel effective CCD sensor the camera can capture day or night pictures of up to 2048x1536 resolutions which allows realistic printing on A4 photo paper. The 3000Z has a 3x optical zoom Lens (equivalent to a 35mm to 105mm) with additional 2x Digital Zoom capability. An automatic lens cover prevents dust or sand from getting into the internal mechanism. For advanced photography, the 3000Z lets the user control white balance, exposure compensation, ISO and the shutter speed. It also has a tripod socket on the bottom of the camera, which is essential for longer shutter exposure. A built-in 16MB of internal memory means the 3000Z can store up to 225 pictures at 640 x 480 image resolution or 11 pictures at 2048 x 1536 image resolution. There is also the chance to expand the storage capacity with the memory slot for SD cards located inside the battery compartment. The 3000Z comes with bundled software for image and video editing and is distributed in Australia by Creative.