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Selecting the Appropriate Digital Camera from the ATC

Why

The ATC has four different digital cameras, each with specific features that can be taken advantage of depending on your needs for the camera. This page was designed to help you select which camera will work best for you.

Nikon Coolpix 4300

Ideal for:

  • Novice camera users
  • Indoor or Outdoor photos
  • Portraits
  • Lab set-ups

Megapixels:

  • 4 (or four-million pixels)

Picture size options

  • 2272x1704
  • 2048x1536
  • 1600x1200
  • 1290x960
  • 1024x768
  • 640x480
  • 320x240
  • 160x120
  • 96x72

Image Format

  • JPEG

Nikon Coolpix 5700

Ideal for:

  • High resolution, large files (e.g. poster size images)
  • Indoor or Outdoor photos
  • Portraits
  • Lab set-ups
  • Close-ups
  • Expert Camera users (this camera is the most difficult of the four to use)

Megapixels:

  • 5 (or five-million pixels)

Picture size options

  • 2560x1920
  • 2560x1704
  • 1600x1200
  • 1280x960
  • 1024x768
  • 640x480

Image Format

  • TIFF

Sony DSC-P93

Ideal for:

  • Travel to project sites for long-term periods (uses AA batteries)
  • Indoor or Outdoor photos
  • Portraits
  • Lab set-ups

Megapixels:

  • 5 (or five-million pixels)

Picture size options
  • 2592x1944
  • 2305x1728
  • 640x480

Image Format

  • JPEG

Sony MVC-FD200

Ideal for:

  • Indoor or Outdoor photos
  • Portraits
  • Lab set-ups

Megapixels:

  • 2 (or two-million pixels)

Picture size options

  • 1600x1200
  • 1024x768
  • 640x480

Image Format

  • JPEG (default)
  • TIFF
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