A digital camera like the CoolPix 990 is best if you have a bit of photography experience under your belt to take advantage of all its features. Much more than a point-and-shoot, the 990 can be put in a variety of manual modes that allow adjustment of the aperture, shutter speed and exposure. It's invaluable if you want something that acts like an SLR, but if you're more the Polaroid type, check into the Olympus D-340R. The 3.34-mexapixel resolution of the 990 means true photo-quality images. Pair it with the Epson Stylus Photo 1270, and you'll have your own semi-pro digital photography rig.
Model: CoolPix 990
Street price: $900
Phone: (800) 52-NIKON
Unless you're aiming for the graphics high end, the Olympus
D-340R should cover your basic business bases. Capable of a 1.32
megapixel resolution, the D-340R doesn't compare to the Nikon,
but it's no slouch, either. For Web sites, brochures and most
projects, it'll do just fine. A 2x telephoto mode will help you
get up close and personal. On the other end, it can handle subjects
as close as
4 inches. Flash and all settings are handled automatically by the camera.
Manufacturer: Olympus America
Street price: $250
Phone: (800) 622-6372