Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Take your shot with a versatile, simple camera that's loaded with features and extra-long on zoom. The Canon PowerShot S3 IS has a 12x zoom lens equivalent to a 35mm focal length of 36-432mm. The 6-megapixel camera's newly designed DIGIC II image processor reduces noise for enhanced image quality and achieves ISO equivalent speed ratings from 80 to 800. A MovieSnap feature lets you take high-resolution stills while recording movies. List Price: $499. Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com.
Back up and transfer your files quickly and easily using a compact, portable device. The MaxFile Attache from PNY Technologies has 8 GB of space and weighs two ounces. The lightweight Attache measures 2x1.75x0.75 inches with an integrated USB connector. List Price: $149. Contact: PNY Technologies, (973) 515-9700, www.pny.com.
A FITTING VIEW
Find the best angle, high or low, with Zigview. The device attaches to the eyepiece of your digital or film SLR and displays the image in real time on a two-inch TFT color LCD display for easy viewing at any angle. There are two models: Zigview-B makes low- and high-angle photography easier with a rotating LCD monitor; Zigview-R adds remote, intervalometer and motion-detection shutter-release capabilities. List Price: $249 (Zigview-B); $299 (Zigview-R). Contact: Argraph, (201) 939-7722, www.argraph.com.
Get your creative juices flowing with image-enhancing tools by Kubota. Sloppy Borders, Volume 1 offers a package of more than 100 ready-to-use sloppy border variations. The borders can be applied individually or run in a batch for adding to multiple images. Artistic Tools, Volume 2 features an all-new set of more than 50 Photoshop actions, including color popping, toning and converting to black-and-white. List Price: $125 (Sloppy Borders); $99 (Artistic Tools). Contact: Kubota Image Tools, (877) 330-4330, www.kubotaimagetools.com.
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