Punching above its weight in terms of high-quality digital imaging, the compact, retractable design of the Nikon Coolpix 2500 features a 3X zoom lens that produces an impressive 2.0 effective megapixel image. The camera holds 8 high-resolution shots on one 8MB CF card, and up to 29 when using the 'basic' picture format. Images can be viewed on the 1.5inch LCD monitor as soon as they are taken and the sleek design and versatile range of 12 point-and-shoot modes, plus the option of shooting a 15 second 'mini-movie' make the camera an object of desire for those of us who like to capture the moment without having to gear-up like a photo-journalist. Launched in Japan in February this year, the Coolpix 2500 is due to hit Australian shores in April at a cost of $799.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon