Easy snapping under $200

IXLA has had great success in the US and should make headway here, too, with its new software/camera bundle - IXLA Photo Easy Deluxe, which includes the Digital SuperPro 640 camera and a suite of photo editing tools for the low price of $199. The software, IXLA Photo Easy, also retails alone at $89.95, and includes six integrated programs ranging in function from photo editing, viewing and cataloguing, to publishing.

Do a few sums and you'll see that the cost of the camera works out to be $110. For that, you get a simple camera offering resolutions of up to 640 x 480, 24-bit colour, and a CMOS sensor (which costs about a third as much to produce as the CCD sensors used in more expensive digital cameras).

The Digital SuperPro 640 runs on four AA batteries and includes a built-in flash and a 10-second timer. It uses either USB or parallel connections (cables for both are included in the package). The camera is focus-free from 1m to infinity, with a focal length of 6mm, and an F4.0 aperture. A 2MB flash memory card is included which, according to ixla, will hold up to 30 images.

It doesn't come with all the features you'd find in more expensive ($800+) digital cameras. The SuperPro 640 lacks an LCD screen for viewing images, and manual override options. It also features only four buttons in total (but that can be a good thing!). You can rule out action photos, too; outdoor stills seem to produce the best results.

Overall, though, resolution is the main worry here - unless you intend to use the images small - but that is to be expected at the budget level. For its price, the IXLA Photo Easy Deluxe bundle represents a value-based entry into digital imaging.

IXLA Photo Easy Deluxe

Price: $199

Distributor: IXLA

Phone: (03) 9803 1600

URL: www.ixla.com

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