Comdex Fall, Las Vegas: Digital cameras everywhere

Martin Veitch live from Comdex, Las Vegas

Anybody seeking proof that digital cameras are reaching into the mainstream would have found plenty at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas this week. Epson, Canon, Olympus, Minolta - and just about every other Japanese company and reporter it seemed - showed off units aimed at the $500 (about £330) non-specialist user.

One of the outstanding products on show was Olympus's D-300L, a lightweight unit offering the ability to store up to 120 images and supporting resolutions up to 1024 x 768. The D-300L ships with 6Mb RAM and offers smart features such as an LCD viewfinder, flash and red-eye reduction. A lower price version, the D-200L, stores up to 80 images at resolutions up to 640 x 480 but doesn't have a viewfinder.

Another neat camera shown was Minolta's DimageV with a detachable, removable zoom lens and 1.8-inch viewfinder.

UK pricing was unavailable.

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