DIGITAL GETS DOABLE

Some digital cameras would make great travel mates except for one tiny glitch: Their pictures often turn out fuzzy and faded. That’s not a problem with the UMAX AstraCam 1800, which looks chic, shoots sharp (1280 x 960 pixels), and delivers bright colors and a resolution crisp enough for business ventures (flyers, newsletters, and presentations) or family albums and personal Web pages. Moreover, with the bundled software and 4MB smart card, you can save bucks and create those cool products on the office or home PC. $199, www.umax.com