brand has a long, distinguished history -- but like many such brands with long, distinguished histories, stateside readers usually encounter this name attached to some pretty average consumer electronics. In this case, we have a smattering of nondescript digicams that feature the usual compliment of face detection, SD/SDHC card support, and a torrent of scene modes: In the realm of 10 megapixel cameras with 2.7-inch displays you can take your choice of either the Praktica Luxmedia 10-03 (available in black or silver, features 32 MB on board memory, voice recording, 720 x 400 video recording) or the Praktica Luxmedia 10-23 (available in blue or red, features 16 MB built-in memory, panorama mode, red eye removal in playback mode, and intelligent scene selection). Moving up to 12 megapixels, the Praktica Luxmedia 12-03 (silver) rocks a 3.0-inch display and panorama mode, while the Praktica Luxmedia 12-Z5 (black) features a 2.7-inch display, 32 MB storage and intelligent scene mode selection. Is your mind blown yet? Didn't think so.