Photo + Video
Capture vibrant, sharp video and stills on the new, compact Canon DC50 DVD camcorder. The DC50 features a 5-megapixel CCD image sensor for still photos, a 10x optical zoom lens with image stabilization and high-quality, 16:9 wide-screen video capture. Using Canon's proprietary next-generation DIGIC DV II processor, the DC50 automatically adjusts color for video or photo output and reduces noise in low-light conditions. List Price: $799. Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.
Storage To Go
Transport your files quickly and securely with the Iomega 120 GB Black Portable Hard Drive. At just 5.8 ounces, the compact, 2.5-inch drive packs a punch, performing at 5400 rpm with 8 MB of memory. Powered by USB 2.0 or FireWire, the drive is ideal for travel, featuring backup software and Drop Shock technology to protect your files from unexpected bumps and jolts. The drive ships Mac-compatible and can be reformatted to work with Windows. List Price: $189. Contact: Iomega, (888) 4-IOMEGA, www.iomega.com.
Room For All Your Tool Palettes
Expand your desktop real estate with the new ViewSonic 24- and 28-inch LCD wide-screen displays. The feature-packed screens deliver 1920 x 1200 dpi resolution, five-millisecond video response times for playing high-definition broadcast-quality video, ultra-high brightness and contrast ratios, and integrated digital speakers. A smart color engine optimizes color and skin tones, and multifunctional inputs support a variety of digital sources. List Price: $699 (VX2435wm); $879 (VX2835wm). Contact: ViewSonic, (800) 888-8583, www.viewsonic.com.
Upgrade your workstation with the latest version of Apple's Aperture software. Version 1.5.2 improves overall reliability and performance in several areas, including contact sheet printing, Smart Albums, watermarks, Lift & Stamp, image export and versions using an external editor. Mac users with any previous version of the application—from Aperture 1.0 to 1.1.2—can download and install this update for free. Aperture 1.5 and later will run on any Intel-based Mac, including the MacBook. List Price: $299. Contact: Apple, (800) MY-APPLE, www.apple.com.