HIGH-DEF PALM CAM
The Canon HV10 is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but equipped for next-generation home movies with 1080i high-definition video in 16:9 wide-screen format. Weighing in at less than one pound, the HV10 features a 10x optical zoom lens, 3-megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon's Digic II processor. Other features include still-image capture, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, an instant autofocus system and optical image stabilization. List Price: $1,299. Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.
MASTER THE RETOUCH
In an interactive DVD tutorial, photographer Jane Conner-ziser walks you step-by-step through portrait retouching and image adjustment with Adobe Creative Suite 2. Starting off with basic fundamentals and ending with a comprehensive review, the topics covered include using the healing brush, natural eye enhancements, whitening teeth, minimizing wrinkles, balancing color, vignettes and more. List Price: $125. Contact: Software Cinema, www.software-cinema.com.
FIRST CLASS GEAR ACCOMMODATIONS
When it's time to travel, feel more secure about your photo gear by shipping it or checking it as luggage. Tenba has upgraded its Aircase line of lightweight, shippable equipment cases with a new identification system for faster and more reliable shipping, tracking and identification. Called Datapanel, the new feature consists of a durable, rubberized assembly secured to the case with military-grade, seatbelt-type webbing and heavily reinforced nylon stitching. A large, clear vinyl shipping window securely holds, protects and presents a standard FedEx or UPS shipping bill. The Aircase also includes a business card window and unique, laser-engravable aluminum badge. List Price: Varies depending on case style. Contact: Tenba, (914) 347-3300, www.tenba.com.
Keep memory cards organized for quick access with help from Jimi. The shock- and water-resistant Jimi multimedia case holds most flash and media cards. There's even room for two cards. The Jimi is also eco-friendly, made from 100 percent recycled and recyclable polypropylene. List Price: $8. Contact: (978) 388-1111, www.thejimi.com.