Also aimed at the advanced amateur or semi-professional photographer, the highend Nikon COOLPIX 5700 SLR-style digital camera captures 5.0 effective megapixels - no longer the biggest on the market, but when the maximum image size of 2,560 x 1,920 pixels enables larger than A3 size, how much more do you need? The 5700 features a Nikkor 8x zoom lens equivalent to 35-280mm in a standard 35mm set-up, 5- area multi autofocus, a built-in speedlight, macro capabilities to as close as 3cm from the subject and it takes 60 second videos with audio at 15 frames per second. Nikon have long produced SLR models that are a pleasure to drive, and the sleek design of the 5700's magnesium alloy body is no exception. Handling is enhanced by the inclusion of an adjustable angle LCD monitor that makes shooting from directly above or unusual angles easier. The COOLPIX 5700 caters for CF Type I/II and 512Mb/1Gb Microdrive storage cards and offers multiple capture modes (TIFF, RAW or compressed JPEG). The COOLPIX 5700 is now available for AUS$2,599. Visit www.maxwell.com.au.
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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