Digital cameras that click

FCW recently looked at two cameras that aim to lure more people into thedigital fold.

Digital cameras have typically fallen into one of two categories: Low-endproducts that are the digital equivalent of point-and-shoot autofocus instamaticsand high-end products that essentially are film-based cameras with digitalbacks instead of film.

The low-end cameras don't allow for much flexibility, and the high-endapproach works well for professionals who are willing to spend thousandson the camera and already have the expertise and accessories from the digitalversion of their old favorite.

First, we review an offering from Epson America Inc. that successfully pioneers a new middle ground. It provides a new level of flexibility and control in digital photography for shutterbugs on a budget.

Read the FCW Test Center review: "Epson adds snappy features" [Nov. 1, 2000]

Next, we look at a digital camera from Olympus America Inc. that targets themass market of amateur photographers who want nothing more than to point andclick but who are intrigued by the benefits of digital cameras.

Read the FCW Test Center review: "Olympus focuses on value" [Nov. 8, 2000]

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