Digital camera may be getting smaller, but Olympus and Sony have increased the size of the viewing screen used by many photographers for framing their shots. Both have released models with three-inch LCD screens, which take up the majority of the rears of the SP-700 and Cyber-shot N1.

 border=0 />The Olympus SP-700 features a 6.0 megapixel CCD and a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm format). It has an 11MB internal memory, and has an XD-Picture Card slot.
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The camera features 24 scene modes, including an underwater mode for use in conjunction with the PT-013 underwater case, Red-eye Fix, Macro and Super Macro (for shooting objects as close as 1cm away).

 border=0 />The Sony Cyber-shot N1 has an 8.1 megapixel CCD and 3x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optical zoom lens. It

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Sony says that the N1 can take up to 300 shots on a single charge of the rechargable lithium battery.

Pricing for both models has yet to be confirmed.