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IT SHOW 2006

It is almost impossible to miss the huge Canon booth (8101) in this exhibition.


Well, what do we have here? And the price is $ 2499 only for body alone!


Also available at the show are Canon’s DVD camcorders, which are the world’s
slimmest and smallest. It has an aluminium body and 10x optical zoom. The DC-10
1.33 megapixel CCD model is pegged at $ 1399, and the DC-20 2.2 megapixel one is
at $ 1699. The DC-20 was also given the Gold Award by HardwareMag (HWM).



We move on to the Olympus booth (8111). The booth is pretty huge too. What caught our attention was Olympus cameras soaked in water. It turns out
that they are promoting their new Olympus 720SW camera, touted to be both
shockproof and waterproof. It is a 7.1 megapixel camera, and has 3x optical zoom
and 5x digital zoom. The camera is priced at $ 749. Also, the first 100 customers
get to own a m.robe F10 MP3 player worth $ 219 free!


Available at their booth is the 7.5 megapixel Olympus E-330 digital SLR,
which offers ‘live view’ through the LCD panel. It comes with a 14-45mm kit
lens. The free gift bundle can really sweep you off your feet. It contains 2
pieces of 1GB CompactFlash cards, a tripod, a filter, an extra battery, some
other camera care kits and even a 38-litre dry cabinet!



Nikon’s booth does not seem to be as large as it used to be at previous


On display at Nikon’s booth is their D200 body.

Also available are Nikon’s new range of slim cameras, namely the Coolpix
L2/L3/L4, Coolpix P3/P4 and Coolpix S5. The Coolpix L3 and L4 make excellent
budget cameras. The Coolpix L4 is definitely worth considering, especially since
it is a 4.0 megapixel unit, possesses 3x optical zoom, movie recording with
sound and the price is dirt cheap at $ 299! Furthermore, a 512MB SD card is thrown
in as a free gift!

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