SLR Functions, Simple Operation
The Pentax *ist DL digital SLR features a 6.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, with a large 2.5-inch LCD screen that allows you to easily see and edit your images. A user-friendly guide screen gives you detailed descriptions of shooting modes, white balance and flash settings accompanied by sample photos to help you take great-looking photos. Weighing only 16.6 ounces, the *ist DL is a light edition to your pack. List Price: $699 (body only); $799 (body and 18-55mm lens kit). Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaximaging.com.
New Intuitive Interface
Organize and optimize your images with Corel Paint Shop Pro X and Photo Album 6. The software has a redesigned interface that's now easier to use, and integrating a Learning Center in the Tools palette provides quick access to tools and simple instructions. A new Browser palette lets you organize images, and advanced editing tools provide one-touch editing for color and exposure correction, and retouching. Photo Album 6 has new features that automatically download, organize, find, label and even rotate vertical images to horizontals for faster editing. List Price: $129 (Paint Shop Pro); $49 (Photo Album 6). Contact: Corel, (800) 772-6735, www.corel.com.
Dual Functionality: Printer With Storage Capabilities
With 1.5 GB of internal memory, the Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 475 GoGo Photo Printer serves as memory storage as well as a portable printer. Easily view and edit your images on the unit's 2.5-inch LCD color display and create prints up to 5x7 in color or black-and-white. With dimensions of 9.8x4.5x4.8 inches and weighing only 3.3 pounds, the Photosmart 475 GoGo is portable and has a handle for convenient carry. A USB port allows connection to a CD burner or an external hard drive. List Price: $249. Contact: Hewlett-Packard, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.