This has high resolution of 3.2 million effective pixels, i have found that I can get clear picture up to A4. By applying advanced image processing functions, subjects are brighter and more natural looking and if used with the 4X digital zoom, the telephoto zoom is achievable up to a maximum of 12 times. An important factor is obviously the camera's performance is image quality. The highly superior Schneider lens produces crystal clear images. By using a highly refractive lens, there is no distortion, just a clear picture. The Digimax V3 supports no less than 9 kinds of power sources, including AA Alkaline, AA Lithium, Ni-Mn batteries as well as dedicated Li-on battery or AC adapter which means you can take pictures whenever and wherever you want to without having to worry about running out of power and missing out on a perfect photo opportunity. It also has a great battery life it is capable of taking up to 280 shots/140 minutes, this camera also takes excellent close up shots. I have taken great quality images from a few inches away.Trimming function can be used to save only a certain part of the captured image and the re sizing function can be used to re size images. The digimax viewer enables images to be displayed on a PC monitor where they can then be saved and transferred to other files.
When coming to the model it very stylish and good colors for this camera and the options are easy to operate to every one.
I found this camera in my grandparent's attic the other day and fondly remembered it as my first camera although it's very much dated and not with the times anymore, but it holds good memories.
It has quite a bulky silver exterior with quite a thin looking lens of which is accompanied by a large flash panel to it's right. It had only 3x optical zoom which made it probably very appealing at the time but isn't very good at all anymore! It also had 3.3 megapixels which makes it quite shocking but still fairly bearable quality.
It did have some good points though such as the built in flash (which would give you a headache for 3 days if flashed in your eye but oh well...).
It had only two image recording formats, most commonly used JPEG and a lesser known TIFF. There were only 3 ISO options - 100, 200 and 400. All of which makes it very poor in standard compared to today's cameras!
It featured some so called special effects within the camera as well, of which consisted of a black and white effect of which had a lot of image grain in the background, and also 'sunset effect', an effect I never did get around to figuring out.
The white balance was automatic and there was a self timer with options of 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
It was very interesting to find and test this camera and a huge eye opener to how the photography industry has changed and developed!