Monday, May 15, 2006
Keep your head on when panning across a scene with Velbon's FHD-51Q Fluid Head. The adjustable head helps to dampen and smooth your camcorder's movements, and the quick-release, 3.9x1.8-inch platform was built to fit a range of camcorders, cameras and optical devices. The FHD-51Q has a two-position panhandle, which can be mounted at the front or back. The head is 3.75 inches high with a base diameter of 1.8 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds with a load capacity of 5.5 pounds. List Price: Estimated Street Price: $159. Contact: Tocad, (800) 886-2236, www.tocad.com.
Taking up 9.2x7.4x2.6 inches and weighing 2.9 pounds, Panasonic's PT-P1SD makes on-the-go digital slideshows doable. The built-in SD card slot lets you show your images without needing a computer. Pop a memory card into the projector and out come your photos. The projector can also connect to a TV, DVD player or laptop. The PT-P1SD's resolution is 800x600 pixels and it shines at 1,500 lumens. Estimated Street Price: $1,282. Contact: Panasonic, (800) 211-PANA, www.panasonic.com.
Getting rid of dust in your camera can be a chore, especially in those hard-to-reach places. With a tilting nozzle that adjusts up to 60 degrees, Giottos Q-Ball was made for getting into difficult spots. A one-way valve at the bottom of the device prevents dust from being redistributed after the camera is clean. The Q-Ball is 5.5 inches high, with a 2.6-inch diameter and a nozzle that's 2 inches long. List Price: $13. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
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