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After Shot Targets Digicam Owners
Jasc After Shot is an easy way to organize, fix, and share photos from digital cameras. After Shot, formerly titled Image Expert 2000, comes to Jasc from Sierra Imaging.
After Shot helps digital camera users easily access camera media; automatically copy over photos from a PC card reader; and drag and drop from the explorer window. It's easy to rename files; rotate, color correct, and resize images; and save to another file format, all in batch mode. Other features include automatic stitching to create panoramas, slideshows, and publish photos on the Web.
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Tamrac Expands Line With Velocity Bags
Tamrac continues to expand its already diverse line of camera bags with the new Velocity Series. The Velocity Series look like upscale travel bags, but have exclusive camera bag features to assure quick access, ease of use and excellent protection.
Velocity 2 and 3 are messenger bags; Velocity 5 converts from shoulder bag to a hip pack and features Tamrac's U.S.-patented TurboTop, dual-entry system; and the Velocity 7 is a photo sling pack that carries like a backpack.
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New Sony Cyber-shots
Sony Electronics introduced three new Cyber-shot cameras at PMA, the Cyber-shot DSC-P71, DSC-P51 and DSC-P31. The Cyber-shot DSC-P31 is an entry level digital camera featuring a 2.0 effective CCD, 3x digital zoom and fixed focal length lens. The DSC-P51 is a 2 megapixel digital camera with a 2x optical zoom. The DSC-P71 features 3.2 megapixels (effective) and a 3x optical zoom. All three cameras offer a number of features that had been available only in higher-end Sony cameras in the past. All three cameras also feature the ability to take MPEGs.
The new Cyber-shot cameras will be shipping with rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride AA batteries and a charger this spring.
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With a lightweight die-cast magnesium body and traditional levers, knobs and manual-focusing ring, all of which are reminiscent of Leica's legendary screw-mount cameras, the compact Leica Digilux 1 feels like a classic Leica camera-but it's not. It's totally digital.
The Digilux 1 features a large 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor display and optical viewfinder with diopter correction. A high-speed 7-21mm f/2-2.5 Leica DC Vario-Summicron aspherical lens with 3x optical zoom delivers sharp images with natural color rendition. The Digilux 1 comes with a 64 MB SD card and lithium ion battery. Check out for more.
Coolpix With a New Twist
Nikon introduces a camera with a twist on digital photography with the Coolpix 2500. The Coolpix 2500 is a pocket-sized 2 megapixel, 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens camera with an innovative inner-swivel lens. The camera offers 12 scene modes and One-Touch Upload to instantly transfer photos directly from the camera.
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