(Not sure which digital camera to get? Check out our comparison guide.)
Unless you've just escaped from a time portal which imprisons all who enter in any period prior to the year 2000, you'll know that digital photography is taking the world by storm. Indeed, we reckon pesky old 35mm will soon take its place alongside similarly obsolete formats such as Betamax, Laserdisc and 8-Track. The point being, you can't halt the relentless march of technology.
Digital cameras can do everything old school cameras can and a whole lot more! Plus you don't have to hand over your precious piccies to the local developing service and wait gawd-knows-how-long to get 'em back. Best of all, digital cameras are getting cheaper all the time and the hi-tech feature-count is continually increasing. That's why we just can't get enough of the ingenious little snappers - especially when they're as chic and sophisticated as the Vivicam OptiZoom.
This mega-versatile little camera is ram-packed with features and boasts superb build-quality that defies its pocket-friendly price tag. The stylish Vivicam is capable of taking a whopping 289 piccies at 640 x 480 pixels or 28 at 2048 x 1536, even more if you expand the 16MB onboard memory via the handy SD Card slot. The CCD sensor is an impressive 3 MegaPixels. What's more, it has a handy video clip function with sound (30fps @ 320 x 240).
So now you can capture those special moments when stills just aren't enough without lugging two cameras around - a seriously entertaining feature when it comes to recording alcohol-related antics. Reviewing your still/moving handiwork is easier than saying "cheese" because a nifty 1.5" LCD screen is incorporated into the back of the Vivicam's sleek silver casing.
Add to this a 3 x optical and 4 x digital zoom, portable hard drive capability and built-in flash and you're looking at one of the finest digital cameras around. In fact, if you're the kind of person who only ever cracks out a camera for weddings, holidays and family gatherings - prepare to be shocked. The user-friendly Vivicam will reignite your interest in all things photographic and we guarantee you'll soon be snapping away at anything that catches your eye. Because remember, a good photographer doesn't just take pictures, he makes 'em!