Kodak has joined the iMac revolution, with its £499 DC240i Zoom digital camera (0870 243 0270), which is available in any of the five iMac colours. This camera can capture really crisp images, and, because it comes with USB support for the Mac, there’s no need for a card reader. The software installation is a snap, and you should be transferring images to your iMac within minutes of opening the box.
This camera is a 1.3-megapixel model, and has a powerful 3x optical plus 2x digital zoom lens. Auto-focus and auto-exposure make it easier to get great results. The viewfinder is a 1.8-inch TFT colour LCD, and there’s an optical viewfinder too. The software bundle includes Adobe PhotoDeluxe 1.0 for basic image-editing and the now-discontinued Adobe PageMill, if you’re planning to post your images on the Web. Also included is special-effects software for adding sepia tones and borders.
If you have an iMac, then the DC240i Zoom is the perfect companion, provided you are not planning to get too serious about your digital photography.