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Surprises Abound At DIMA Awards

The winners of the 8th Annual DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out were:

Point-and-Shoot categories and winners

Below $100
Mustek MDC 4000

Mustek Inc., Irvine, CA

$100 to $199
HP Photosmart 735
Hewlett-Packard Company,
San Diego, CA

$200 to $299
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X20
Konica Minolta Co., Mahwah, NJ

$300 to $399
Casio QV-R51
Casio Inc., Dover, NJ

$400 to $499
HP Photosmart 945
Hewlett-Packard Company,
San Diego, CA

$599 to $799
Olympus C-5060
Olympus America, Inc. Melville, NY

Digital Video Camcorder
Sony DCR-PC330
Sony Electronics, San Diego, CA

Prosumer/Professional categories and winners

$999 to $1,299
Olympus C-8080
Olympus America, Inc., Melville, NY

$1,300 to $1,799
Leica Digilux 2
Leica Camera AG, Solms, Germany

"I think it's great that HP and Casio and some of the other non-traditional photo companies did so well," Munce said. "It just shows that the new players are now getting a chance to be successful."

He noted that the competition, which used a "blind voting" system, was judged by a prestigious panel including Daniel Grotta who runs Digital Benchmarks, an online and print publication which evaluates digital cameras; Brian Lawler, a color management expert; and Eddie Tapp, a professional photographer and respected teacher.