by Andrea Doyle | August 10, 2010
Cameras are true motivators. 

Think about it: An employee earns a new camera in an incentive program, takes pictures of loved ones, downloads them, and enjoys them for years to come. A camera is an integral part of celebrations with family and friends, and the pictures it produces also serve as reminders of the company that rewarded it. Plus, a camera is just as motivating to a man as it is to a woman, to a Gen Xer as it is to a Baby Boomer. And they are available in a wide range of prices. It’s important to research the camera you want to use in your program to make sure it has all the latest features. Here are some available incentive channel options.
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The Nikon D3000

NIKON
Compact, powerful, and easy to use, Nikon’s D3000 is a blend of simplicity and advanced digital SLR capabilities with 10.2-megapixel image quality. Moments are captured faithfully at up to 3 frames per second, while split-second shutter response eliminates the annoyance of shutter lag. Retouch functions allow creative photo editing fun, and a guide mode is ready to lend a reassuring hand. The D3000 outfit includes the 3x AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens with image stabilization. 

Meanwhile, the D5000 is a 12.3-megapixel camera that comes equipped with Nikon’s Expeed image processing. It records HD video in 720p resolution, and HD movie clips are enhanced by Nikkor lens quality and interchangeable versatility. The D5000 comes equipped with a 2.7-inch, vari-angle LCD screen for fresh, multiangle shooting perspectives.
 
Nikon’s Coolpix L110 offers 12.1 megapixels and a 15x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16 by 20 inches. The camera has a bright, 3-inch, high-resolution LCD view screen. The L110 features Nikon’s new four-way VR Image Stabilization, which steadies both picture taking and HD video recording (with stereo sound). Nikon’s Smart Portrait System automatically detects the subject’s face, takes a picture when he or she smiles, and warns the picture taker if she blinked.

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The Fujifilm JX280

FUJIFILM
From cutting-edge, pro-level digital SLR models to fashion-conscious point-and-shoot compacts, there’s a Fujifilm FinePix camera to satisfy every incentive budget.
Fujifilm’s A Series entry-level models (FinePix AV100 and AX200) do very well in the low-price-point category because they are designed to make digital photography affordable, easy, and convenient.
 
The J Series models (FinePix JV100 and JX280) are a little slimmer than the A Series models and make point-and-shoot digital photography affordable and easy without compromising on features. 

Fujifilm’s XP and Z series (FinePix XP10, Z70, and Z800EXR) offer a stylish range of colorful, ultra-compact cameras that fit easily in pants pockets. 

The serious S Series (FinePix S1800 and S2800) offers longer zooms and advanced photographic performance. 

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5


SONY
Sony’s newest models, the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 and DSC-WX5—the first models capable of shooting 3D images (requires 3D-ready TV for viewing)—will be available in September. 

The DSC-TX9 is the high-end T-series model that features the 3D sweep panorama function and the Exmor R CMOS sensor for low-light photo-taking situations. Additionally, the DSC-TX9 has a 3.5-inch touch-screen display, the largest in Sony’s Cyber-shot line. 

The DSC-WX5, meanwhile, is the camera for those looking for a small compact unit housing the latest imaging technology. Features like superior auto and background defocus make it easy to get the best shot with the DSC-WX5. 

Both Sony cameras record movies in 1080i AVCHD high definition.

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The Canon EOS Rebel T2i digital SLR

CANON
The Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is the ideal choice for the on-the-go, spontaneous photographer seeking outstanding performance in a super-slim camera. Measuring less than 1 inch thick, the sleek SD1400 IS features a 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom lens. Optical image stabilization ensures rock-steady imagery, and 14.1 megapixel resolution produces outstanding photo and HD video quality. 

Canon also offers a PowerShot-and-printer bundle kit. In this package, the PowerShot A490 offers 10-megapixel resolution, a 3.3x optical zoom lens, and the Digic III image processor, while the Canon Selphy CP780 compact photo printer enhances photos with portrait image optimization and automatic red-eye correction.
 
Canon’s EOS Rebel T2i digital SLR is the flagship model of the EOS Rebel line, featuring a class-leading 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor and enhanced light sensitivity for low-light photography. The T2i also has an advanced movie mode for 1080p-resolution, or full HD, movie taking. 

Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, the T2i is ready for fast-paced photography, shooting up to 34 images per sweep. Advanced live view, a new 3-inch-wide screen, and features like Canon’s auto lighting optimizer and highlight tone ensure brilliant photos and movies.

The T2i comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Its size is about 5 inches wide by 4 inches high by 3 inches deep.

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The PENTAX RS1000

PENTAX

PENTAX Imaging Company has created a digital camera that is an effective reminder of the company that rewarded it. 

The PENTAX RS1000 digital camera has a customizable skin that can be emblazoned with the rewarding company’s name or logo. Not only does this camera feature interchangeable skins, it’s ultra slim and lightweight and features 14.1 megapixels, 4x zoom, and three inch LCD. For more information, go to: www.pentaximaging.com/digital-camera/RS1000/