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Genius has expanded its range of cameras with a 4 megapixel digital model. Genius has recently moved into the digital imaging sector, having established its reputation in the PC peripherals market.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  January 8, 2004

Genius, the leading regional distributor in the Middle East and Africa for Taiwan's KYE, has released the G-Shot P433. The camera has a true 4 megapixel resolution, that is it uses the CCD (charge-coupled device) inside the camera to create the image, rather than also using software interpolation. Using software interpolation can be a cost effective solution but it does not produce the same high quality. "If you're looking for something to catch your valuable memories, then get this great digital camera, the G-Shot P433, from Genius." said Jihad Youssef, Genius director of sales and marketing. The camera also comes with a zoom features, which is divided into two parts. The first is a 3x optical zoom. This mechanical zoom works in the same way as a zoom on an analogue camera. There is also a 4x digital zoom, which works differently in that the camera uses guesswork to fill in the gaps as it moves closer to the object you are zooming in on. Genius claims that the zoom functions help you to frame your shots for better digital pictures. The camera comes with a host of different modes, each with pre-determined settings that are designed to perform in specific situations. For instance, there is an auto mode for everyday snaps, manual mode which allows you to adjust settings yourself. In addition there are night, landscape, portrait and sport modes. The sports mode is especially designed to capture fast moving subjects without blur. The camera comes with 11MB of flash memory built-in, which allows you to start taking snaps and capturing video out of the box. The P433 captures short video clips with sound thanks to a built-in microphone. There is also an SD card slot for adding additional storage space. The P433 has a USB interface for transferring images and video to and from a PC. The camera comes in fairly bite-sized dimensions, measuring less than 10cm wide and less than 4cm deep. It also weighs 180g, so it shouldn't put too much strain on your wrist.

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