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Canon Realis SX50 Projector
High-Resolution Digital Projector

Canon's Realis SX50 multimedia projector boasts 1400 x 1050-pixel resolution, 2,500-lumen power and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 for ultra-sharp, bright and snappy projected images that will wow your audience. Featuring an sRGB mode and six-axis color adjustment for accurate photographic reproduction, the projector's smooth tonality displays difficult skin tones beautifully. Estimated Street Price: $3,999. Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.

Wet-Weather Camera Protection

Shoot in the rain, mist or falling snow with the Camera Rain Cover from FotoSharp. Its waterproof fabric keeps your camera dry while you shoot either handheld or with the camera on a tripod. Translucent white material lets you use a hot-shoe-mounted TTL-flash, too. The 10-inch Rain Cover fits in your pocket when you don't need it and weighs about an ounce. List Price: $19. Contact: FotoSharp, (800) 361-8341, www.fotosharp.com.

Big-LCD Point-and-Shoot

Really see what you're aiming at with the huge, 2.5-inch LCD monitor on Epson's L-500V camera. The 5-megapixel compact's viewing screen takes up almost the whole rear of the camera, so you can compose your shots accurately or show them to friends afterward. The L-500V also offers 3 fps shooting until the card is full. Estimated Street Price: $399. Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com.

Lighting Kit

Get soft lighting for your small tabletop setups with JTL's Web-Lite studio-lighting kit. Its softboxes modulate the direct light from the kit's two tungsten "hot lights" for professional-looking results. Great for shooting small items for the Web, the kit also includes light stands, a background with stands, a carrying case and even a small tabletop to work on. List Price: $600. Contact: JTL Corp., (714) 670-6626, www.jtlcorp.com.



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