Zoom in on your action shots with the 8-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9, featuring a big Carl Zeiss 31-465mm (35mm equivalent) 15x optical zoom lens. An advanced mode for shooting sports lets you focus quickly on fast-moving subjects by predicting where they'll be in the frame. The camera has a 3-inch LCD that tilts up for comfortable low-angle shooting, and a NightShot infrared system allows you to capture scenes in near or total darkness without a flash. Other features include Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, a powerful processing engine and advanced noise-reduction technology. List Price: $480. Contact: Sony, (877) 865-SONY, www.sonystyle.com.
Increase your shooting capacity with Lexar's Platinum II flash memory cards. Now available in the Platinum 4 GB CF card and Platinum II 2 GB and 4 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo flash cards, Lexar has increased volume and functionality to meet the larger file sizes of the high-quality images and video capabilities of many modern cameras. Purchase of select Platinum II cards also includes a software suite, including Image Rescue 3, Corel Snapfire Plus SE and Lexar Backup n Sync for comprehensive editing, managing and sharing of digital files. Prices vary by capacity and card. Contact: Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418, www.lexar.com.
Get spot-on exposures with Kenko's KFM-1100 handheld light meter. The KFM-1100 is designed for intuitive use, featuring functions like Analyze for an automatic ratio of flash to ambient light and Calculation for using previously saved average measurements of similar scenes. The meter measures exposure of ambient and flash lighting in a shutter speed range from 1⁄8000 sec. to 30 minutes, and an aperture range of ƒ/1.0 to ƒ/128. The light-up LCD screen displays measurements in 1⁄10-stop increments while simultaneously displaying a ½-stop by ½-stop scale for quicker estimation. The meter can trigger the flash manually or through the use of a sync cord. Estimated Street Price: $499. Contact: THK Photo Products, (800) 421-1141, www.thkphoto.com.
Give your workflow a face lift with LaCie's 526 LCD monitor. The 25.5-inch wide-format display is touted to support 95 percent of the Adobe RGB color space for near-perfect accuracy. An embedded ColorKeeper sensor analyzes the brightness and chromaticity of its backlight and continues to adjust that light, resulting in stable color and brightness over time. The monitor also comes with LaCie's blue eye pro calibration software. List Price: $2,419. Contact: LaCie, (503) 844-4500, www.lacie.com.