Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Thanks to a sensor-based system that reduces unwanted unsharpness from camera movement, no special anti-shake lenses are necessary with the Pentax K100D. The system works by adjusting the speed of sensor movement/oscillation in proportion to the amount of camera shake it detects. This affordable D-SLR is compatible with any Pentax lens. An entry-level version, the K110D, has all of the same features minus the shake-reduction system. List Price: $699 (K100D); $599 (K110D). Contact: Pentax, (800) 877-0155, www.pentaximaging.com.
Print 16x9-format images from a small, compact printer that produces high-quality images quickly. The Panasonic KX-PX10 printer takes 65 seconds to print a postcard-sized image. It's touted as the first small-format printer capable of producing 16x9-format prints in addition to standard postcard-sized images; the printer weighs two pounds. Features include color-correction and noise-reduction technology, plus a faster print engine. List Price: $199. Contact: Panasonic, (800) 211-PANA, www.panasonic.com.
Keep your photo gear secure when left in the car or when waiting at the airport. Made of slash-proof stainless-steel mesh material, the DuffelSafe 100 from PacSafe features a 4mm high-tensile stainless-steel cable for locking the bag closed with a padlock and the manufacturer's patented locking device. Side carry straps and a detachable shoulder strap and backpack harness give you some carrying options for the 20x12x11-inch bag. List Price: $229. Contact: PacSafe, (800) 873-9415, www.pac-safe.com.
With the Seagate 750 GB Pushbutton Back-Up hard drive, you have a convenient place to back up files and store valuable images, with tons of space. The company touts the sleek drive as the first three-quarter terabyte external hard drive. List Price: $559. Contact: Seagate, (831) 438-6550, www.seagate.com.
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