New EOS Digital Rebel
Get higher resolution and performance to match with the 8-megapixel Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. The D-SLR's enhancements include a fast 0.2-second startup, 100-millisecond lag time (as good as the Canon EOS 10D) and the ability to shoot a burst of 14 JPEG images at up to three frames per second. The new camera, 10% lighter than the original EOS Digital Rebel, boasts advanced E-TTL II flash metering with exposure compensation, user-selectable AF and metering modes, mirror lockup and more. Estimated Street Price: $999 (with EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 II USM); $899 (body only). Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.
Software Photo Filters
Simulate traditional photo filters and darkroom techniques with Digital Film Lab 2.0. The software plug-in includes graduated filters and soft-focus diffusion filters, plus "cross-processed" film effects, film grain and more. List Price: $50. Contact: Digital Film Tools, (323) 874-2330, www.digitalfilmtools.com.
Fast, Large-Output Printer
Make vibrant, long-lasting prints up to 13x19 inches fast with Epson's R-1800 color printer. The pigment-based inkjet printer's eight-color inkjet system includes red and blue inks to deliver more colorful images while providing print life in excess of 100 years. The speediest printer in the Epson line, the R-1800 can produce a full-color 11x14-inch print in less than two minutes. Estimated Street Price: $549. Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com.