We recently bought the Nikon Coolpix 990, and we are very satisfied with it.
What I appreciate most, is that you may take pretty good manual control over
exposure, and in the lab you frequently need this. The resolution is more
than enough, we mostly use XGA resolution (1024x768). Then the 16 MByte card
can accomodate lots of pictures. Also, the close-up function is fine for lab
documentation. You may also easily change the white balance. Image transfer
through USB is quick and simple.
I am not sure concerning publishing quality. The resolution at 3.34 Mpixels
is high, but even so it might create interference with the raster grid used
when preparing images for printing. On the other side - maybe they have
other technical solutions to this now.
On the negative side - it eats up batteries in a flash. I recommend that you
us NiMHaccumulators. They last longer.
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>>Our lab is looking for a good digital camera to document plant samples
>either in pots or on plates.
>Sometimes we need close-up images as well.
>>Could you recommend one to us? (Note this is not for a gel documentation.)
>>Also we'd like to know if the images taken by the digital camera are
>>It would be appreciated if you would share your experience with us.
>University of Arizona
>Tucson, AZ 85721