APPLE has launched its QuickTake 100 digital colour camera. The QuickTake 100 features automatic exposure, built-in flash, apertures from f2.8 to f16, and an average battery life of 120 images. The camera can take up to 32 standard-resolution or eight high-resolution images before it needs to download them to a Macintosh or a Windows-based PC. The images produced by the QuickTake 100 provide up to 24-bit colour depth and can be downloaded in several formats, including TIFF, BMP, PCX and JPEG. The camera connects to a Mac or PC through a serial cable, and the necessary software is included. The camera can also be controlled from a computer so that images appear directly on the screen as they are taken. The QuickTake 100 sells in the Far East for US$619.