Here is an ideal model for all those who want an affordable, easy-to-use digital camera that also assures top-rate performance. Successor to the award-winning C-100, the CAMEDIA C-120 does not only deliver effortless handling and a great price. Featuring 2-megapixel resolution, precision automatic operation, numerous flash modes and a top-quality optical system, it delivers results that impress both on screen and when printed. One of the leading manufacturers of digital cameras and with over 80 years' experience in optics and technology, Olympus enjoys an excellent reputation for creating first-class, innovative solutions. The CAMEDIA C-120 guarantees digital shooting enjoyment. Without great prior knowledge or in-depth study of the manual, the user can start shooting straight after inserting the batteries and SmartMedia card. The camera's quality Olympus lens (5 elements in 5 groups), automatic systems and, if necessary, various flash modes take care of the rest. Shots may be viewed on the built-in LCD monitor immediately after capture and retaken if required. This is useful in cases where, for example, the subject has closed his or her eyes or the framing was not perfect.Of course, the results can also be printed out. The C-120 produces photos with a resolution of up to 1.96 million pixels (effective), which may be printed in A4 format. When compared with prints from a 35 mm compact camera, there is hardly any noticeable difference in quality. Users wishing to exert more influence over image composition can select pre-set white balance settings as well as choose between digital ESP or spot exposure metering. Exposure correction is also available. The photographer is also provided with a movie function, allowing sequences to be recorded in QuickTime Motion JPEG format. The resulting footage can not only be played on the camera's LCD but, due to the file's high-compression ratio, also be integrated into websites or sent via email. The easy-to-understand camera menu ensures effortless operation. Through the 4.1-cm TFT LCD display, the user is shown the time, date and selected settings. The LCD also acts as a viewfinder when shooting and displays the images after capture so they may be checked and enjoyed immediately. Even downloading the picture data to a PC is easy. Thanks to USB AutoConnect compatibility, the camera is automatically recognized as an external drive once connected to a computer. With the help of the CAMEDIA Master 4.0 software that is supplied with the camera, image files (stills and movies) can be archived, sorted, edited and processed. The software also includes different templates for producing individualized photo albums, calendars and postcards. Combining the latest digital technology, user-friendly features and an attractive price, the Olympus CAMEDIA C-120 wins on every count.