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July/August 2005

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Palm-Sized Projector
Presentations on the fly are possible with Mitsubishi Digital Electronics' PocketProjector and PocketProjector SD. Weighing about 14 ounces each, these tiny projectors fit in the palm of your hand, feature an SVGA resolution (800 x 600 pixels) and magnify a 20-inch image from a foot away and a 40-inch image from three feet away. You can power up the projector via battery or car adapter and display images from your computer or DVD player. The SD version includes an SD memory card slot so you can view files without an external input. List Price: $799 (PocketProjector); $899 (PocketProjector SD). Contact: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, (888) 307-0312, www.mitsubishi-projectors.com.

Panacea For Your Panoramas

Ensure your panoramas stitch perfectly with Nodal Ninja's Panoramic Tripod Head. It attaches to the top of your tripod and allows you to rotate the camera around its nodal point, producing aligned images for better stitching. List Price: $119. Contact: Nodal Ninja, www.nodalninja.com.
Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Zoom

Big-LCD Compact Camera
You won't miss a shot with the Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Zoom's fast startup time of 1.6 seconds and shutter lag of just 0.01 seconds. This slender, 5-megapixel compact camera has an optical 3x zoom lens and features a large, 2.7-inch LCD screen for easy viewing and editing of your images. The Exilim EX-Z57 is compatible with PictBridge printers and has an extra-long battery life that enables you to capture up to 400 images on a single charge. List Price: $399. Contact: Casio, (800) 435-7732, www.casio.com.

Hip Camera Pack

Take the load off of your shoulders with the Mountainsmith Aurora Small Lumbar Pack. At 6.5x6.5x4 inches, the Aurora can fit an SLR and a small lens in the main pouch, with extra room to organize your memory cards and other accessories in the side and interior pockets. The top zips open to allow easy access to your gear, and the adjustable dividers provide neat organization. Additional features include a removable padded shoulder strap and "strapette" chest harness for frontal carrying. List Price: $59. Contact: Mountainsmith, (800) 551-5889, www.mountainsmith.com.



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