If you have an iMac, then this camera's ability to capture movie footage will allow you to explore iMovie's capabilities, as well as using it to capture high-quality digital still images.
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Fujifilm FinePix 4700z
This is a truly compact quality consumer camera, featuring both a real-image optical viewfinder and a two-inch colour LCD monitor for image composition. The 4700z) boasts automatic and manual focus options. A range of exposure settings – Night Scene, Landscape, Portrait, Auto, Manual, Continuous Shooting and Movie – gives you real flexibility. iMac owners who love iMovie will benefit from the 4700’s Movie mode, which allows you to capture up to 90 seconds of moving images with sound. You can create a 25-image index of each movie for quick review. The 4700z comes with a USB cable, so images and footage can be downloaded to your iMac with the minimum of fuss. It also comes bundled with the image-editing software, Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 – although ambitious photographers should consider upgrading to Photoshop (see above).