Epson's has announced its latest entry level camera in the shape of the five million pixel L500V. Controls are basic but the model sports a large 2.5-inch LCD screen, doing away with an optical viewfinder altogether. It has a 32MB internal memory and can take SD/MMC cards.

Epson L500V specifications

Sensor

• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 5.3 million pixels total
• 5 million effective pixels

Image sizes • 2560 x 1920
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
Movie clips

• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240
• 160 x 120
• Up to 30 fps
• QuickTime Motion JPEG

File formats

• Still: JPEG
• Movie: AVI

Lens • 34 - 102 mm 3x optical zoom
• F 2.8 - F 4.9
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus Autofocus
Focus distance • Wide: 0.5 m - infinity
• Tele: 0.5 m - infinity
• Macro: 5cm
ISO sensitivity • ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• Auto
Aperture F 2.8 - F 8.4
Scene modes • Landscape
• Portrait
• Night view
• Night Portrait
White balance • Daylight
• Cloudy
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Mercury lamp
• Auto
Self timer 2 or 10 seconds
Continuous shooting 3 fps until memory card is full
Flash • Auto, red-eye reduction, fill in, slow synch, flash off
LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD
• 262,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 High Speed
Print compliance • DPOF
• Direct Print
Storage • SD/MMC card
• 32 MB internal memory
Weight (no batt) 165 g (5.8oz)
Dimensions 92 x 63 x 32mm (3.6 x 2.5 x 1.2 in)