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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 April, 2006, 12:00am
 

Nikon Coolpix S5: Nikon's latest compact digital camera not only comes with a new design, but also a scroll wheel that is much like iPod's click wheel. It's used for navigation and adds ease to the cumbersome task of browsing through the menu and your photos. Another neat feature is the new Pictmotion function that lets you display photos in slide show mode, complete with preloaded music. The S5 also offers 6 megapixel imaging and comes with a


3X optical zoom. (Price: $2,480)


Nokia 3250: Nokia's new 3250 handset is targeted at people who want an MP3 player with their mobile phone. Like SonyEricsson's popular Walkman phones, the 3250 comes with a host of special features for music lovers, such as dedicated music buttons, longer battery life and automatic music pause during an incoming call. It stores music on a MicroSD card which holds about 750 songs. The 3250 also features a twist design that turns the screen 90 degrees to shoot photos using the built-in 2 megapixel camera. (Price: $3,280)


Panasonic VDR-D300: Panasonic has extended its


3 CCD series of camcorders with the VDR-D300. Compared with the company's earlier models, which used MiniDVs for image storage, the VDR-D300 uses DVDs. This enables you to record video and play back the footage straight on your computer or DVD player without having to transfer it from a MiniDV. Like previous Panasonic models, the VDR-D300 is equipped with a lens from camera specialist Leica and has a 10X optical zoom. (Price: $8,980)


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