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By Kate Pierson

In life, we are taught to live for the moment. And when that moment comes, we want to own it, preserve it and keep it with us always. A momentous memory can be of infinite proportions, but what we use to capture it, doesn’t have to be. Because with the tool that makes time stand still, it’s all about compact quality.
Samsung-ES55Samsung ES-55 Digital Camera
Whoever said quality means costly? Because the 10.2 megapixel Samsung ES-55 Digital Camera is disproving those odds and packing pics with punch into economical and easy to use aluminium bodied technology. Featuring a 2.5’’ Intelligent LCD screen and 3x optical zoom, the lithium battery operated model has digital image stabilization, face detection, beauty shot, red eye fix and a photo help guide to
ensure picture perfection.
Available:Black, silver and pink from Dick Smith Electronics. Order online at
RRP: $209

Canon Ixus 80is Digital Camera

Life’s greatest moments are often the product of spontaneity. Lucky for spontaneity seekers, the Canon Ixus 80is digital camera is a specialist when it comes to snapshotting action on a whim. With motion detection and noise reduction technology, this eight megapixel, 3x optical zoom memory manufacturer has a 2.5’’ Pure Colour II LCD screen, face detection with auto focus and a DiG!C imaging processor up to ISO1600 for optimum results.
Available:Noel Leeming, order online at

Kodak-Pink-Pocket-Video-Camera-from-Camera-WarehouseKodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera
Don’t be fooled by the pretty pink facade of the 2x digital zoom, ZX1 Kodak Pocket Video Camera. It’s the adrenaline junkie of action cameras; resistant to rain, snow, sand and dirt, it’ll be true to you and your memories in the toughest terrain. With an easy capture 720p HD video up to 60 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio, its video editing software is built in and you can email your videos or upload them straight to YouTube. This pink pocket rocket has a 128 MB internal memory, a 2.0’’ LCD screen and is ready for action whenever and wherever you are.
Available: In pink, yellow, black, blue and red from the
Camera Warehouse. Order online at
RRP: $399

Panasonic-DMC-FT1Panasonic DMC-FT1 12.1mp 4.6x Tough Orange
The 4.6x optical zoom Panasonic DMC-FT1 is one tough… um, orange? It’s a quirky name for a quirky camera with all the perks and photographic features you might need when you’re making a splash poolside or on a tropical reef. With 12.1 megapixel CCD and a wide-angle Leica lens, it’s a water, shock and dust proof model that can roll with the motion. And with Dolby Digital Creator technology, this model will be your personal cinematographer when making HD movies in AVCHD lite. Its siblings are Tough Silver and Tough Blue, so you’re spoilt for choice and it’s up to you to decide how you express yourself.
Available: Available: In orange, blue or silver from the Photo Warehouse. Order online at
Sony-CybershotSony Cyber-shot — T Series 12.1mp Optical SteadyShot
If you’re ready, you need to be steady with the Sony Cyber-shot T Series. A 4x optical zoom complements a 3.5’’ LCD display
and it’s a highly sensitive moment maker this one — but in a good way. The iAuto feature mode means the Sony
Cyber-shot is environmentally friendly and will give its best in almost any setting. With face detection technology, steadyshot image stabilisation and convenient photo modes, making memories has never been easier.
Available: In silver, red, black or bronze from Bond and Bond
(special order only). Order online at
Olympus-E-P1-DSLR-from-JB-Hi-FiOlympus 12.3mp, E-P1 DSLR
It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And how could your memories be anything but beautiful through the delicate eye of the 12.3 megapixel Olympus E-P1 DSLR? It has a built in image stabiliser, Live Control, Intelligent Auto Mode and a TruePic V Image Processor to boot. With a 3’’ HyperCrystal LCD screen, the world’s smallest 12.3 megapixel interchangeable lens system camera will not only preserve a beautiful moment, it will do it justice so you can relive it time and time again.
Available:From JB HI – FI. See for more information.
RRP: $1799

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