Compact Cameras With Big Features
With the ability to manually control your exposure or select from 30 preset shooting modes, the Olympus SP-310 and SP-350 digital cameras offer versatility and convenience. The cameras have 7- and 8-megapixel sensors, respectively, and both have a large 2.5-inch LCD screen for easy viewing and editing of images. At 3.9 x2.6 x1.4 inches, the cameras are compact and easy to carry, and when used with an Olympus xD-Picture Card, they have panorama capabilities. A 3x optical zoom lens is featured in both, and optional accessory lenses and flashes expand the cameras' capabilities. List Price: TBD. Contact: Olympus, (888) 553-4448, www.olympusamerica.com.
Project Big, Go Small
Make an impact with a digital photo presentation using the Epson PowerLite 755c projector. At 7.6x10.9x2.7 inches and only 3.9 pounds, the unit is compact, lightweight and portable enough to fit in a briefcase. The 755c has a quick seven-second startup time, and PCMCIA and USB slots let you display your work without using a laptop. With 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, XGA resolution (1,024 x 768) and a 1.2x optical zoom lens, the unit displays big, bright images, even from a short throw distance. The projector has a new instant-off feature that uses a lower-watt lamp so you can power off with no additional cooling time. Estimated Street Price: $1,699. Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com.
Watch And Listen
Watch DVDs, listen to music or view and share your digital photos with the Media Street eMOTION Multimedia Picture Frame. At 8.6x6x2 inches and only 2.2 pounds, it's great for travel, and a seven-inch high-resolution video screen displays a bright and colorful picture. The unit has recessed pegs on the back so you can prop it up, much like a picture frame. In addition to reading DVDs, the unit supports SD, Memory Stick and MMC cards, and has a USB 2.0 port. List Price: $349. Contact: Media Street, (888) 633-4295, www.mediastreet.com.
A Stitch In-Camera Saves Time
No longer do you have to create panoramas on your
computer solely via software. Now you can stitch up to five images together and save the panorama directly in the HP Photosmart R818 compact digital camera. The camera's technology allows you to superimpose details from the previous photo to help you align and take the next shot. Other features include a 5-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 15 different shooting modes and manual controls to give you control over exposure. List Price: $399. Contact: Hewlett-Packard, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.