The new 5.1 Mega Pixel Digimax V50 packs a host of superior and useful features into a stylish aluminum body that's easy to use and to hold. Images are captured through the high quality Schneider Kreuznach lens with a 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. On the other end of the scale, the 4cm Macro function allows even the most close up objects to be captured with ease.The 270 degree rotating LCD enables you to view your shots from any angle. Additional lenses are also available, including wide angle.Image preview and review is easy on the large 2.0-inch TFT LCD screen, where the camera's wider range of creative controls can also be found and used with ease. Photographers can benefit from a full range of custom choices including a variety of exposure modes, three ISO settings, five flash settings, and more.The Digimax V50 captures still images in single, continuous or AEB modes, at sizes up to 2592 x 1944 dpi and store them as TIFF, JPEG (DCF) or DPOF formats as well as capturing movies in MPEG-4 format at a resolution of up to 640x480 at 30 frames per second using a 256mb memory card means you can record over 1 hour of movie footage.Included in the V50's preprogrammed settings are an Easy mode, Program mode, Movie mode and Scene mode including: Children, Landscape, Close-up, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Firework, Beach & Snow, and Portrait. These are designed to assist the photographer in capturing great images in a variety of sometimes challenging settings.Image storing is flexible because the V50 can take both SD/MMC storage cards and Memory Stick DUO. The V50 transfers images via its built-in USB 2.0 connection, and comes with software for both the Windows and the Macintosh platforms. The Digimax V50 can also be connected to NTSC or PAL external monitors for image and movie playback via the included connectors and even your TV. With nine different power sources to choose from, V50 owners can rest assured that they'll never run out of juice.