“12 Gizmos of Christmas”: #2 – Digital Cameras

Pixels, pixels, pixels. That seems to be the defining feature in a digital camera that determines its quality. Well, we’re here to tell you that’s not all. Digital cameras have come a long way and are now pretty much on the verge of replacing film in the hands of household consumers. We feature three very cool, popular cameras, including one by the company that popularized film: Kodak.

The Canon PowerShot A75 3.2MP Digital Camera with 3X Optical Zoom is an entry-level camera with a slew of features. Its sleek silver style will have you ready to upgrade in a heartbeat.

The successor to Canon’s popular A70, the entry-level PowerShot A75 is a surprisingly advanced model with a 3.2-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and more manual features than you’ll find on most digital point-and-shoots. Featuring a high-tech design with aluminum front cover and metallic handgrip, the PowerShot A75 combines a sense of both the modern and the traditional.

The PowerShot A75 has a maximum 3.2-megapixel resolution for images up to 2048 x 1536 pixels. You’ll have the depth and detail you need to create beautiful prints and impressive online results. It also has 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480 resolution modes.

Kodak throws its CX7300 3.2 MP Digital Camera into the ring. This affordable camera is also ncie and compact.

Kodak’s compact EasyShare CX7300 is designed for the beginner digital photographer. This fun, reliable point-and-shoot digital camera makes sharing and printing high-quality pictures a snap. It features a 3.2-megapixel resolution–good enough for enlargements up to 11 x 14 inches–a 3x digital zoom, 16 MB internal memory, and compatibility with SD and MCC memory cards.

The CX7300 has a maximum resolution of 3.2 megapixels (2080 x 1544 pixels), and it also offers a 2.8 MP mode (optimized ratio for 4 x 6-inch prints) and 0.8 MP (good for email). It’s fixed-focus 37mm lens has a focus distance of 2.6 feet to infinity and an aperture of f4.5.

And for the advanced and professional photographers, there is the Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens. Just take a look at the 2nd picture to get an idea of the advnaced features this puppy has.

The perfect EOS for advanced-amateurs and professionals alike, the EOS 20D sets new standards in its class. Featuring an all-new 8.2 MP CMOS Sensor, a second generation DIGIC II Image Processor, 5 fps performance for up to 23 consecutive frames and a 0.2 second start-up time, the EOS 20D is designed to capture richly detailed, perfectly exposed images with speed formerly found only in cameras several times the price. Other features include a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., flash sync at 1/250, a new high-precision 9-point AF System, a built-in multi-controller for fast focusing point selection and a refined magnesium alloy body, for rugged, go anywhere photography. Compatible with not only Canon’s new EF-S Lenses, but with the entire EOS System of lenses and flashes, the EOS 20D is a professionally featured camera with a consumer price tag.

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