I think the CD mavica is the best camera out there -- incredible zoom, a
multitude of features, and one CD holds almost 500 pix at a good resolution
(something like 1025x750.) You can record pix in many modes, from hi-quality
uncompressed to small low quality web files. When the software is installed,
the camera registers to your computer like a cdr drive. I've photographed
artwork, as well as all sorts of stuff on my recent vacation to Europe with
great success. It is a bit large, but I think the way the camera works is
worth the effort of carrying/protecting it. I am in love with it.
And, I don't work for sony...!