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Epson unveiled the P-6000 and P-7000, which are designed with 80GB (P-6000) and 160GB (P-7000) hard-drive capacities, 35 percent faster download speeds, and an advanced LCD screen. Epson's exclusive Photo Fine LCD technology features Photo Fine Premia, including 94 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut, and uses a four-color filter system that embeds color elements within one imaging pixel. Images are displayed at a higher pixel density for smoother gradations and better color transitions. Each shot can be viewed as it was originally captured--with increased resolution, detail, and vibrant color on a large 4-inch 640x480 (VGA) LCD screen.
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Kingston Technology Company introduced a fun, easy, and colorful way to transport and share music, photos, and other digital files with its new super-thin DataTraveler Mini Slim USB flash drive. Available in black, blue, or pink with gray bottom casings, the new USB drives make a great fashion accessory by easily connecting to a keychain while storing up to 4GB of content. The DataTraveler Mini Slim measures a mere 1.529x0.645x0.253 inches, making it one of the smallest USB drives on the market.
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Terraclime is Lowepro's most ecofriendly line to date. The internal and external fabrics are made with post-consumer recycled materials. Available in various sizes, the smaller pouches are perfect for ultra-compact point-and-shoot cameras, iPods, or smart phones, while the largest shoulder bag is spacious enough to carry a DSLR and accessories. The smaller models include a convenient belt loop along with the shoulder strap, and the largest shoulder bag features a padded equipment wrap for an extra layer of protection from bumps and bruises.
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Neschen introduced an improved PVC-coated media for billboards, backdrops, awnings, banners, trade-show exhibits, and double-sided graphics applications. New SolvoTex PVC Standard Blockout is a 100 percent polyester media with a PVC coating on both sides and a true 100 percent opaque block-out liner to allow double-sided printing with no shadows, wash-out, or bleed-through.
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Pure Digital announced camcorder compatibility with Apple Mac computers in time for back-to-school purchases. With Apple's recent updates to QuickTime and iMovie, Flip Video camcorders are now fully compatible with Mac video applications, including QuickTime, iMovie, and iDVD. In addition to the highly popular Flip Ultra, Pure Digital recently launched the stylish, compact Flip Mino camcorder. The 3-ounce Flip Mino features an internal rechargeable battery and 2GB of on-board flash memory for 60 minutes of high-quality video.
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The new Hahnel TV Video Pro is a compact, lightweight charger for high-capacity lithium-ion and lithium-ion-polymer batteries. It features two individual compartments, each with its own independent microchip-regulated charge control with overload protection and sophisticated LCD information display for each battery. This makes it possible to charge each battery independently and allow users to have enough available power for uninterrupted shooting.
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Tamron announced the development of a unique ultra-high-power zoom lens--the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), delivering a zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm 35mm equivalent). The lens is equipped with a Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors, Di (Digitally integrated) II lenses employ optical systems for use on cameras equipped with smaller-sized (APS-C-sized) image sensors. Di II lenses are not designed for use with 35mm film cameras or digital SLR cameras with full-frame image sensors.
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