LRC Steals and Deals for Christmas 2004 — Electronics & Office —

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The staff at LRC have taken the time out to search far and wide through Amazon.com for the best in quality and selection at incredibly low prices so you don’t have to! All items listed are marked down to move or are closeout items, so they are at outrageously low-prices that just cannot be beat. If you have time to drive to the mall, then you certainly have a minute to shop here! Check these steals out now ’cause they are going fast!

Apple 20 GB iPod M9282LL/A

List Price: $299.87 Sale Price: $275.04 You Save: $24.83!

Product Details:

Special Offer: Save $100 on this AudibleReady device when you agree to join AudibleListener at Audible.com for 12 months. (Applies only to products sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site.) Here’s how. Offer ends December 31, 2004.

Features:

  • 20 GB model holds up to 5,000 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
  • Up to 12 hours battery life when fully charged (typically 4 hours); fast-charge in as little as 2 hours
  • Mac OS X or Windows 2000 and XP compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
  • Feature upgrades from previous version include new Click Wheel, slimmer case, and easier navigation
  • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, FireWire cable, and USB 2.0 cable (dock not included)

Rio Cali 256 MB Sport MP3 Player

List Price: $149.99 Sale Price: $127.04 You Save: $22.95!

Product Description from the manufacturer:

Wrapped in grippy, protective rubber, the Cali 256 is built to play hard. Solid-state electronics carry over 60 songs* with no skips — ever. Comfortable Sport Clip earphones, case with armband, and integrated stopwatch with lap timer make the Cali a functional sport accessory. 5-Band Adjustable Equalizer gives more control over your sound than most players. Onboard FM tuner means you always have something to listen to. An empty expansion slot allows you to add up to 512MB of additional SD or MMC memory. Simple menus and intuitive controls make for easy one-handed operation.

Features:

  • 256 MB of memory plays back over 4 hours of MP3 or 8 hours of WMA music (over 60 MP3 or 120 WMA songs)
  • Expansion slot to add up to 512MB additional memory
  • USB 1.1 connects to almost any computer
  • Transfer content between multiple PCs
  • 18-hour continuous playback using one Energizer AAA Battery
  • 5-Band Adjustable Equalizer with pre-sets

Box contents:

  • Rio Cali 256
  • Carrying Case with Armband
  • Sport Clip Earphones
  • Energizer AAA Alkaline Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Installation Disk
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

System requirements:

  • Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Mac OS X
  • Intel Pentium II 233 MHz or equivalent
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 35 MB available hard drive space
  • USB port
  • CD-ROM drive

Whistler Digital Voice Recorder 2029 Minute LP Record Time

List Price: $194.99 Sale Price: $116.99 You Save: $78.00!

Product Description:

2029 Minute LP Record Time — 930 Minute SP Record Time — 620 Minute HQ Record Time — Voice Operated System (VOS) — USB PC Interface — 300 Files — Easy-to-use File Management — Playback Speed Control Repeat Play — Automatic Power Off — Message Edit — Recording Monitor — Index Added Recording — Remaining Recording Time Display — Integrated Clock — Recording Time Stamp — Memo Addition Recording — Battery Indicator — External Earphone Jack — External Microphone Jack — Hearing Aid Function for Louder Sound — 1 Year Warranty — Includes Earphone Handstrap Batteries USB Cable Software CD.

iRiver iFP-195T 512 MB MP3 Player — Voice recorder with Sennheiser MX300 Earphones

List Price: $349.99 Sale Price: $223.14 You Save: $126.85!

Product Description from the Manufacturer:

iRiver now brings you the newest version of the most advanced portable music player available, including built-in FM Tuner and Voice Recorder and features an industry first 512MB of internal memory for up to SEVENTEEN hours of your favorite music! The iFP-195T comes with the exclusive “Record from FM” feature and plays your MP3 and WMA music files for up to 20 hours on a single AA battery. The iFP-195T has increased portability with the included carry case and arm band, and also boosts transfer speeds up to 33%!

Features:

  • 512MB Internal Storage
  • MP3, WMA, and ASF Music Files Supported
  • Integrated digital FM Tuner with Presets
  • Record to Player Directly from FM Tuner
  • Built-in Voice Recorder
  • iRiver Music Manager for Simple Music Transfers
  • Weighs only 32 grams (without battery)
  • Ultra small design (80 x 32 x 25 mm)
  • USB connection to your computer with transfer rate up to 6.4Mbps
  • Use as a portable drive to transport any file type

Packed With:

  • iFP-195T Music Player
  • Sennheiser MX300 Earphones
  • Custom Carry Case
  • Adjustable Arm Band
  • Neck Strap
  • PC Installation CD
  • AA Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Printed Manual & 1 Year Warranty

Atomix(R) Digital Desk Clock With Alarm, Metallic Silver

Price: $16.35

Editorial Reviews From Office Depot:

The Atomix(R) digital desk clock is great for use in the home or in the office. In addition to showing the time, this clocks backlit display also shows the month, date, day and correct indoor temperature. A map icon shows the clock’s current time zone. An alarm with a snooze will wake you in the morning or remind you of a meeting. Metallic silver case with chrome accents and titanium color buttons. Requires two AA batteries (not included). 3H x 5 1/4W x 2 1/4D.

Equity 86709 SkyScan Atomic Wall Clock

List Price: $44.99 Sale Price: $39.94 You Save: $5.05!

Product Details:

  • Automatically sets itself
  • Accuracy to 1/100th of a second
  • Jumbo Display
  • Date/Temp Display
  • Celsius or Fahrenheit Option

Montblanc Meisterstuck Black Ballpoint Pen 164

List Price: $235.00 Sale Price: $159.99 You Save: $75.01!

Product Description:

Mont Blanc (Montblanc) Meisterstuck Black Ballpoint Pen 164. Classic black resin body. Medium sized ballpoint. Twist mechanism. Black ink refill. 23.5k gold plated accents.

Features:

  • Brand new Mont Blanc pen
  • Original Packaging & Manuals Shipped

Waterman Serenite Fountain Pen — Black, Fine Nib [11010W2]

List Price: $630.00 Sale Price: $469.00 You Save: $161.00!

Amazon Review:

Its exquisite design, and excellent execution/presentation as done by Waterman, turns this pen into a target for looks and attention. Indeed, the nib is 18K rhodium plated gold, all accents are sterling silver, and, from afar, its curved shape would seem even ergonomic. Did I mention it stands upright?

The actual feel/touch though is a whole different matter. With the roller ball, things are simpler since one can turn it any way it feels comfortable. The fountain pen has reduced maneuverability due to its inherent constraints.

This is a very dear, well executed, piece of work at the confluence of fashion, design, and art. Don’t forget though, especially for the fountain pen, it’s personal!

Bombay Pearl Pen and Card Case

List Price: $25.00 On Sale: $15.75 You Save: $9.25!

Product Description:

This extravagant looking pen features a pearlized finish with silver-tone scrolled hearts and faux jewels across the barrel. The matching card case boasts the same jeweled accents as the pen. Boxed.

Features:

  • Material: Metal
  • Finish: Enameled
  • Care and Usage: Clean with soft cloth

Bombay Monkey Pen and Card Holder Set

List price: $29.00 On Sale: $10.80 You Save: $18.20!

Product Description:

So you really do work with monkeys!? Our duo is crafted of cast iron and dressed in red jackets. One monkey holds your business cards aloft while the other keeps watch over your pen. Makes a great gift!

Features:

  • Material: Iron
  • Finish: Handpainted
  • Care and Usage: Clean with soft cloth

Grundig Eton Ego 4000 Plus Portable CD/MP3 Player with Built-In Removable Speakers

List Price: $179.99 Sale Price: $129.99 You Save: $50.00!

Features:

  • Portable CD-radio with MP3/ID3 tag compatibility, 40/120-second anti-skip (PCM/MP3), and detachable stereo speakers
  • 30 FM/AM station presets, includes FM and AM antennas
  • World/local time settings, dual alarms and snooze button; wake to radio, CD, or buzzer
  • 5 EQ presets, bass boost, auto power-off, and 20-track CD programming; 15-, 30-, and 60-minute sleep timer
  • Includes 4 AA batteries, an AC power adapter, and stereo headphones

OREGON SCIENTIFIC AWS888 — Meteo Weatherstation Color Weather Forecaster w/ Clock

Price: $159.88

Features:

  • Includes — AC adapter / Sensor — RTGR328NA / Language options — English, French, German, Italian, Spanish / Wireless sensor transmission range — up to 100 feet (30 meters) / Batteries — 4-AA (main unit) / 2-AA (sensor).
  • Full-color LCD displays
  • Barometric Pressure measurement with bar-chart display of history for the last 24 hours
  • Max/Min temperature and humidity memories
  • Temperature and Humidity trend indicator

Bombay Globe Desk Pad

List Price: $75.00 On Sale: $44.10 You Save: $30.90!

Product Description:

Give your favorite executive the world! This elegant desk pad features a sepia-toned vintage map of the world framed by a resin rope twist border. Perfect in the home or business office, this desk pad also makes a great gift.

Features:

  • Material: Faux Leather
  • Finish: Hand finished
  • Accents: Resin
  • Care and Usage: Clean with soft cloth

Talking Explorer Globe

Sale Price: $99.99

Amazon Review:

We bought this last year for my then 5-year-old son. He was pushed up a grade this fall (skipped K) and is now in a special advanced placement class which is a combo of AP 1st/2nd graders. At the start of this school year he could take a blank US map and write in all 50 states correctly including the capitals! (well, ok….some spelled phonetically but he comes from spelling challenged parents!) When he had to do a report last month on a state….his teacher was amazed at his ability to fill in all the state names without referring to the map the other children were struggling with. Our main reason for buying the thing was for him to use to independently look at where dad was traveling (husband takes many international business trips) and after dad left for the airport he’d use his globe to find out how long it would take for dad to get from NY to wherever he was off to that week. Can you say parent guilt toy? Best one dad’s come home with so far though! He loves the game where the toy asks you to find a place on the globe too. My other 5-year-old (the boys are 11 months apart in age) is just now getting interested in the globe…..durability is great. We did have a broken pen (the globe wouldn’t ‘say’ what you touched on the globe) but one call to the 1800 # and we had a replacement within 5 days! No cost to us at all — and that was during the Xmas holiday season! We have no complaints at all — overall a great investment in your child’s education!

  • Manufacturer’s age: 8 years and up
  • Our recommended age: 8—10 years
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Box Size (in inches): 16.0 x 12.2 x 11.3
  • Shipping weight: 5.1 pounds.
  • Batteries: 4 C batteries required. (included)

Bushnell Instant Replay 8×32 Digital Binocular

List Price: $499.99 Sale Price: $399.99 You Save: $100.00!

Product Description:

Bushnell’s new InstantReplay binocular is a serious, high performance digital binocular with a dual personality. True to its name, the Instant Replay can record a 30 second continuous video loop, allowing you to capture and review sports action on the LCD screen right after it happens. Or, if you prefer still images, you can take digital photos with 2 megapixel resolution, enough to make enlargements you’ll want to frame. This is essential gear for team coaches and scouts, birders and wildlife observers, big game hunters and anyone who enjoys recording high-quality photographs or movies. With 16 megs of internal memory, removable compact flash storage, and the included software, you can easily view, download, edit and keep your favorite movie clips or stills. Powerful, easy-to-use and loaded with advanced features, the Bushnell InstantReplay Binocular sets a new standard of excellence in image-capturing digital binoculars.

Features:

  • Multi Coated Lens Coating
  • Twist Up Eyecups
  • .35 Megapixel Movie Clips/15fps for 30 Seconds
  • 2.1 megapixel still photographs
  • 16 MB internal Memory
  • 16 MB Compact Flash Card Included
  • USB Cable and Software
  • Uses 2 AA Batteries

Canon EOS 20D 8.2MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

List Price: $1,699.99 Sale Price: $1,549.99 You Save: $150.00!

Special Offer: Buy this product with one or more other qualifying Canon products before January 31, 2005, to get cash back via mail-in rebate. Here’s how. (Applies only to products sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold on our site by third-party merchants or through third-party areas such as Amazon.com Marketplace, Auctions, or zShops.)

Product Description From the Manufacturer:

The perfect EOS for advanced amateurs and professionals alike, the EOS 20D sets new standards in its class. Featuring an all-new 8.2 MP CMOS sensor, a second-generation DIGIC II image processor, 5 fps performance for up to 23 consecutive frames, and a 0.2 second start-up time, the EOS 20D is designed to capture richly detailed, perfectly exposed images with speed formerly found only in cameras several times the price. Other features include a top shutter speed of 1/8,000 seconds, flash sync at 1/250, a new high-precision nine-point AF system, a built-in multicontroller for fast focusing point selection, and a refined magnesium alloy body for rugged, go-anywhere photography. Compatible with not only Canon’s new EF-S lenses but the entire EOS system of lenses and flashes, the EOS 20D is a professionally featured camera with a consumer price tag.

8.2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Canon’s all-new large-area CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. This second-generation APS-C-size sensor (22.5 by 15.0 mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6 times the normal EF lens focal length. The EOS 20D has an extensive ISO range (from 100 to 1600 plus ISO 3200 in extended mode), and the sensor features a newly developed set of narrow-gap microlenses and noise-reduction circuits to improve performance at high ISOs and optimized photodiode configurations for improved performance at all ISOs. This results in larger, clearer, sharper, and more detailed photographs right from the start.

Second-Generation DIGIC II Image Processor

The EOS 20D benefits from Canon’s in-house development: The DIGIC II image processor was developed originally for the EOS-1D Mark II and enhances every aspect of image capture. Information captured by the CMOS sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional quality by this new image processor. With the DIGIC II image processor on board, photographers can expect precise, natural colors and spot-on white balance in any number of lighting situations. Through sophisticated signal-processing algorithms, the DIGIC II image processor even accelerates all aspects of image capture, while consuming less energy than other processors.

Every Function Optimized for Speedy RAW and JPEG Capture

The EOS 20D has been designed to capture images with speeds that had been reserved for professional-level cameras. Whether it’s the 0.2 second start-up time, the high-speed mirror drive, the class-leading 65 microsecond shutter release lag time, or the predictive AF focusing at speeds up to 5 frames per second, the EOS 20D will amaze and delight photographers who don’t want to wait for their camera when they’re ready to shoot. The 20D’s CMOS sensor allows four-channel high-speed data readout, and the DIGIC II image processor processes the data quickly, writing files to the CompactFlash card faster, and allowing continuous shooting for up to 23 frames (JPEG Large/Fine) with significant reductions in buffer clearing times.

JPEG or Simultaneous RAW+JPEG

Whenever you shoot the EOS 20D, you can choose to have it record RAWs or JPEGs alone, or in RAW plus JPEG formats simultaneously. The JPEG recording format is ideal for purposes such as Internet image transfers that require reduced file sizes. Canon’s proprietary RAW (.CR2) format, on the other hand, employs lossless compression to ensure the highest possible image quality, and is recorded at 12 bits per pixel to provide a wider range of tones and superior detail in bright highlights and deep shadows when compared with JPEG files. RAW files must be processed before they can be opened in your computer’s image-editing software. This conversion process typically takes only a few seconds using the dedicated driver software, which will convert the RAW file into a standard 8-bit-per-channel JPEG or TIFF file, or for maximum tonal range, a 16-bit TIFF. There are six selectable settings for in-camera JPEG image quality, when CF card space is at a premium.

Expansive Sensor Array for Easier Composition

The EOS 20D has a newly developed high-precision nine-point AF system for speedy and accurate focusing in any situation. An improved focusing screen with precision matte finish enables brighter and easier manual focus. A newly developed multicontroller, conveniently located on the back of the camera for thumb-controlled action, allows the photographer to instantly choose any of the nine focus points or direct the camera to choose them automatically. Focusing points are positioned in the viewfinder in a wide diamond-shaped array, allowing the user to achieve focus quickly in numerous compositions and situations.

Features Formerly Offered Only in Canon’s Pro Cameras Allow for More Fine-Tuning

Photographers will find their options for color settings greatly expanded in the new EOS 20D. Taken directly from the EOS-1D Mark II, the white-balance compensation function utilizes the new multicontroller and a nifty LCD monitor display to tune any white balance setting up to +/—9 steps in blue, amber, magenta, or green hues to ensure spot-on color. The new white-balance bracketing feature produces a series of three files varying white balance from magenta to green or blue to amber, depending on the lighting situation.

Images can be processed directly for the industry print standard Adobe RGB or standard sRGB, and are compatible with DCF 2.0 and Exif 2.21 standards for greater flexibility. A range of in-camera image processing parameters can optimize JPEG files for direct printing or post-processing, or can be customized to the user’s tastes and needs.

The EOS 20D also features a built-in monochrome mode, a first in Canon digital SLRs, which uses digital processing to re-create the effects of a number of different black and white filters and toning effects. These features help to take the guesswork out of black-and-white photography, reducing the need for post-processing by delivering the desired detail and contrast of a black-and-white image from the start.

Strength and Elegance Combined

The EOS 20D feels solid and rugged in your hands, ensuring stable, easy handling. Its rigid chassis combines engineering plastic with stainless steel and is covered by strong, lightweight magnesium alloy panels on the top, front, and rear. Controls are ergonomically shaped and positioned to sustain the EOS tradition of ergonomic excellence and sure-fire operation. The newly designed grip, shutter button, and rubber skin contribute to this excellent holding comfort, and the camera’s high-profile built-in flash is compact and hides itself neatly into the top of the body. A newly refined finish adds to the elegance of the camera body.

Expanded Zoom Display During Playback

While viewing recorded images on the camera’s 1.8-inch, high-definition TFT color LCD, you can enter enlargement mode and enlarge them up to 10 times in 15 stops for detailed analysis of lighting, composition, camera movement, focusing accuracy, facial expression, and more. The new multicontroller enables horizontal and vertical scrolling, while the main dial enables viewing of the previous or next image stored in the CF card at the same enlarged view. In the maximum reduced view, nine images are displayed simultaneously on the screen, making them quicker to find. The camera can be set to automatically rotate vertical images so they can be viewed easily on the monitor and also after downloading to your computer.

Direct Printing with PictBridge-Compatible Printers

The EOS 20D lets you print beautiful photos with minimum time and effort — directly from the camera. Simply connect the camera to any PictBridge-compatible printer via the high-speed USB 2.0 port to print images stored on the CF card. You can even set the EOS 20D to trim the image, add a surrounding “frame,” superimpose a date, or print multiple copies. The EOS 20D’s direct-printing feature complies with Exif v2.2 (Exif Print) and DPOF v1.1. With a host of portable and home printers available from Canon, including the new PIXMA iP4000 and PIXMA iP3000 photo printers, getting tangible results from the camera has never been faster or easier.

Software

The EOS 20D comes bundled with three software CDs: Canon’s Digital Photo Professional 1.1, the EOS Solution Disk 8.0, and Photoshop Elements 2.0. Each application is designed to optimize captured images and streamline the digital workflow.

Includes EF-S 18—55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens

The EF-S 18—55mm f3.5-5.6 is a standard zoom lens. Effective focal length is equivalent to 29—88mm in 35mm film format.

  • Compact and lightweight
  • 11 elements in nine groups, including one high-precision aspherical lens element
  • High image quality at all focal lengths
  • Optimized lens coatings to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Fast AF speed
  • Very close focusing distance (0.28 meters at all focal lengths)
  • Circular aperture gives a more attractive appearance to out-of-focus background areas in photos shot using the widest apertures
  • Lead-free optics
  • EF and EF-S Lenses

The EOS 20D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultrawide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, and including Canon’s new EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for the 20D and Digital Rebel. The EF lineup employs advanced optical know-how and micron precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Aspherical optics and fluorite elements, for example, are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses. Canon’s image stabilization feature minimizes the effect of camera shake. Through Canon’s EF lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS 20D.

Flash Photography

The EOS 20D features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash-metering system introduced with the EOS-1D Mark II. Whether using its flush-mounted integral flash (guide no. of 43/13 @ ISO 100 m/ft.) or any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides stable flash brightness through numerous exposures.

Additional Accessories

In addition to Canon’s EF series of lenses and Speedlites, several other accessories are designed to work specifically with the EOS 20D. The Battery Grip BG-E2 adds a vertical shutter release, and is compatible with up to two of Canon’s BP-511/511A/512/514 lithium-ion battery packs, or alternatively a set of six AA batteries, for greater convenience when traveling. Canon’s Semi Hard Case EH/7-L can accommodate the EOS 20D with a small zoom lens (EF-S17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM included), and the EOS 20D is compatible with Canon’s DVK-E2 image data verification kit to check original image data authenticity, whenever verification is essential.

Canon PowerShot A95 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

List Price: $399.95 Sale Price: $309.94 You Save: $90.01!

Product Description from the Manufacturer:

Canon, a leader in photographic and imaging technology, announces its latest high performance compact digital still camera, the PowerShot A95 — the new A-series flagship. Replacing the highly regarded PowerShot A80, the A95 builds on the success of its predecessor and features an increased sensor size of 5.0 Megapixels, and the addition of FlexiZone AF/AE, a larger 1.8″ vari-angle LCD and VGA movie mode. Now including 8 special scene presets, the A95 has a total of 21 shooting modes — more than any other Canon digital camera.

With its 5.0 Megapixels, the PowerShot A95 has what you need to create images of intense color and terrific quality — even in your biggest prints.

The A95 includes many features found in Canon’s higher end S and G series cameras, offering users flexibility and creative control. It incorporates Canon’s advanced DIGIC and iSAPS technologies and 9-point AiAF for outstanding image quality and ease of use, as well as a 3x optical zoom with f/2.8 aperture. A complete range of accessories, including wide and tele-converters and waterproof case, enables photographic exploration. The camera also features a Print/Share button, PictBridge printing as well as ID photo and movie print.

More pixels, more options

The 5.0 Megapixel CCD sensor enables the A95 to provide superb image quality, suitable for high quality photo prints up to A3 size. The 21 shooting modes, ranging from fully Auto to Manual, offer users total control for complete creativity, or can simplify things to ensure great looking photos in tricky situations. Along with all the fully manual, Program and Aperture/Shutter speed priority modes expected in an advanced digital camera, the A95 includes a custom mode for storing preferred camera settings. A special scene mode includes 8 settings for Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Kids & Pets and Night Snapshot. Movie clips up to 3 minutes are also possible with sound recording, playback and even editing all in the camera. VGA quality movies can now be recorded.

The new larger 1.8″ vari-angle LCD covers 360 degrees of rotation, giving users the option to shoot from most positions.

High-level optics and performance

The high quality, f/2.8 Canon lens has a precision 3x optical zoom 38mm-114mm (35mm equivalent) to give users the flexibility to compose the shot they want. The purpose built DIGIC processor integrates all image processing algorithms onto a single chip to deliver fast write times, minimal shutter lag, optimal image definition and consistently precise and natural color reproduction. iSAPS, an in-built photographer’s assistant, analyses composition factors such as zoom position and luminosity in order to predict the type of photo being taken. This results in faster auto-focusing, more accurate auto-exposure and precise auto white balance.

9-point AiAF provides fast, accurate focusing even when subjects are not centered. An Intelligent Orientation Sensor allows the AF frame to be weighted differently for horizontal and vertical shooting, further increasing the accuracy of exposure and auto white balance, and saving time when reviewing photos. For the first time in an A-series camera, FlexiZone AF/AE has been introduced. This feature, which can be found in the PowerShot Pro series, allows scrolling around the frame’s Auto Focus areas to select the desired subject, for which exposure is weighted accordingly.

Accessories

A complete range of accessories is available to extend the capabilities of the camera and enable users to explore their photographic skills. A dedicated waterproof case — submersible to 40m — is available (optional), complete with anti-fog double glass and flash light diffusion plate. Both the optional wide converter lens (0.7x) and tele-converter lens (1.75x) increase framing options and extend the camera’s effective focal length range. An optional close-up lens is also available for macro photography.

Advanced Printing

The camera features Canon’s Print/Share button, which illuminates when a successful connection is made between the camera’s USB port and a PictBridge compatible printer or Windows PC. Pushing the button when lit will initiate a print of the currently displayed image (based on the default PictBridge or Direct Printer settings of the printer) or an automatic transfer of images to the PC. When connected to a Canon compact photo printer, the camera/printer combination allows for ‘movie-prints’ (sequential frames of a movie clip printed as thumbnails on a single card) and photo IDs (passport style ID photographs).

Direct Photo Printers

For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers which allow you to print directly in one of two ways: plug the compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied cable, or simply insert a memory card with supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution borderless images in post card size or 8.5″ x 11″ size within minutes.

Online sharing

Free membership is included to Canon’s online Canon iMAGE Gateway, with 100 Megabytes of free storage space for online album storing and sharing. Users can upload favorite images and now movies to the site and then direct friends and family to individually secure online ‘albums’.

Extensive software

Software supplied includes browsing and printing software ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Mac). Other software includes PhotoStitch, plus photo and movie manipulation software ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression.

What’s in the box:

Canon A95, 4 AA batteries, 32 MB CompactFlash memory card, wrist strap, AV cable, USB cable, CD software, instruction manual, warranty/registration card.

Product Description

Equipped with 9-point AiAF, a feature normally found in Canon’s high-end models, that allows users to get crisp, clear images quickly, even with off-center subjects. The PowerShot A95 is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories, including supplementary wide-angle, telephoto and close-up lenses as well as dedicated waterproof housings with a depth rating of 130 feet The new A-Series digital cameras offer Direct Printing functionality, making it easy, quick and convenient for anyone to produce high-quality photos without the need for a computer. The Print/Share button, found on most of Canon’s new PowerShot models, also speeds and simplifies printing to compatible Canon and PictBridge-enabled printers. The Print/Share feature also enables one-touch Direct Transfer to Windows XP, Me, 2000 and 98 computers, for use with image processing programs, uploading to the Internet or emailing. Once connected, the Print/Share button will light up blue, indicating that it is ready to print. For quick and easy printing of high-quality images, Canon’s CP printers offer the perfect option. In just 85 seconds, consumers have printed photos right in their hands for sharing with friends and family. New to the line of Compact Photo Printers is the ability to print on 4″ x 8″ paper-ideal for family holiday photos or to announce the arrival of a new baby.

Delphi SA50000 XM SKYFi Radio Receiver

List Price: $119.99 Sale Price: $59.99 You Save: $60.00

Product Description:

Delphi is a worldwide leader in audio technology. Delphi created the first in-dash car radio decades ago, and is responsible for many audio innovations through the years. Delphi technology has helped make satellite radio a reality. Now Delphi brings complete portability to XM’s revolutionary programming of satellite radio service by introducing the Delphi XM SKYFi Audio System. SKYFi allows access to XM’s 101 channels of music, news, sports and entertainment programming in the vehicle or at home.

SKYFi is your XM satellite-radio interface, pulling in the radio signal and letting you navigate between channels. Besides a monthly subscription to XM Radio ($9.99 per month), you’ll need a home or vehicle kit in order to listen to the SKYFi receiver.

The SKYFi receiver’s large display concurrently shows channel number, channel name, artist name, song title, and channel category. SKYFi also comes with a remote control for convenient channel navigation. Select a large font size for viewing the song title, artist name or channel number from across the room.

You can navigate through direct-channel entry from both the receiver and the remote, and you can program up to 20 channel presets for one-button tuning to your station of choice. The channel guide lets you view 5 channels at a time while scrolling through the channels by channel name, number, artist name, or song title. You can also skip or add channels while scrolling. In addition, a “favorites” mode lets you preview the artist name and song title currently playing on your favorite channels before you select one.

SKYFi accessory kits for the home and vehicle let you enjoy uninterrupted XM radio service in any vehicle, at home, or at the office. The SKYFi vehicle adaptor kit can adapt to any existing car stereo system with mounting options, and the SKYFi home adaptor kit is adaptable to most home or workplace audio systems and multimedia speakers.

XM’s digital programming lineup features 70 music channels, many of them commercial-free, from hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; and 31 channels of sports, talk, children’s programming, and entertainment.

What’s in the Box:

Receiver, remote control, remote battery, a user’s manual, and warranty information.

Zenith P60W38 60″ Widescreen Plasma Flat-Panel HDTV

List Price: $16,999.99 Sale Price: $9,999.94 You Save: $7000.05!

Product Description:

Zenith’s 60-inch P60W38 HD-ready television uses groundbreaking gas-plasma display technology to deliver superior image clarity, color, and brightness in widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio), large-format television that’s less than 4 inches thick. Load up your home theater gear and plug in your PC: the P60W38 handles most, with a total of five video source inputs and two accompanying audio inputs.

The Benefits of HDTV:

Standard TVs (SDTVs) display a maximum of 480 lines using the interlaced scan method, which creates a picture with alternating lines of information.

Enhanced-definition TVs (EDTVs) display a maximum of 480 lines using the progressive-scan method, which creates an image using consecutive lines of information for a crisp, flicker-free picture.

High-definition TVs (HDTVs) display a maximum of either 1,080 interlaced lines or 720 progressively scanned lines for the sharpest possible image.

With a plasma screen you get vivid colors like you’ve never seen before, extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor’s slim profile — the P60W38 is a mere 3.9 inches deep, perfect for desk or wall mounting (please be aware that both table stand and mounting kit are optional). Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems.

The P60W38′s 1,280 x 720 resolution produces extremely detailed imagery, while its super-sharp (1,000:1) contrast ratio delivers rich colors and deep blacks. The set’s amazingly high (1,000 cd/m2) brightness gives you an incredibly bright picture, even in well-lit areas.

Aspect-ratio correction lets you resize video and computer images to either 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 conventional formats, while Zenith’s Intelligent Image Scaling employs a Faroudja/Sage scan converter to seamlessly convert TV video data to PC formats without distortion or cropping of images (in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios).

RS-232 controls and NTSC, HD, VGA, SVGA, XGA, and SXGA inputs makes the unit compatible with DVD players, VCRs, computers, digital broadcasting, multimedia, and traditional video sources.

More details:

  • 60-inch plasma HDTV monitor
  • Groundbreaking display technology delivers superior image clarity, color, and brightness in a large-format television that is less than 4 inches thick.
  • 1280 x 720p resolution
  • High-resolution format produces extremely detailed imagery.
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Provides extremely sharp contrast between light and dark images.
  • 1,000 cd/m2 high brightness
  • Renders an incredibly bright picture, even in well-lit areas.
  • Aspect ratio correction
  • Intelligently resizes video and computer images to 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 conventional formats.
  • Intelligent image scaling
  • Faroudja/Sage scan converter seamlessly converts TV video data to PC formats without distortion or cropping images in either 4:3 or 16:9.
  • RS-232 controls and NTSC, HD, VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, and DVI inputs
  • Compatible with DVD players, VCRs, computers, digital broadcasting, multimedia and traditional video sources.
  • DVI with HDCP
  • The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) provides an uncompressed transfer of high-definition video from a digital video source to a digital display device. HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures copy protection of the content.

What’s in the Box

TV, remote control, remote batteries, an AC power cord, a user’s manual, and warranty/registration info.

Product Description:

Massive 60″ of Screen with only 3.9″ of depth, this Plasma display reaches new heights of image clarity, color and brightness with groundbreaking display technology that enables it to have a 1000:1 Contrast Ratio and 1000 cd/m2 high brightness. Accepting inputs from a wide variety of sources, not only is this device beautiful, but also extremely functional. Light enough and thin enough to place nearly anywhere, this plasma display will be the centerpiece of any room or office, striking awe… read more.

Groundbreaking display technology delivers superior image clarity, color and brightness in large-format televisions that are less than 4” thick. High 1280 x 720p resolution format produces extremely detailed imagery.

Samsung HP-P4261 42″ HDTV-Ready Flat-Panel Plasma TV- Samsung Electronics

Seller’s Price: $3,699.99

Product Description:

Big, bold, and beautiful, Samsung’s 42-inch HP-P4261 flat-panel gas-plasma display offers bright, brilliant color, extraordinarily high contrast — a ratio of 3,000:1 — and high-definition compatibility with HD sources. Its native resolution is 1,024 x 768, there’s an RGB PC input, and the set’s direct-digital DVI input works with compatible DTV set-top boxes.

A built-in analog NTSC tuner and a convenient array of inputs and outputs make setup a snap, and the HP-P4261′s widescreen (16:9) display is specially configured to accommodate the native aspect ratios of your favorite movies, either from DVD or from HDTV broadcasts when the set is hooked up to a DTV receiver (not included).

With a plasma screen you get vivid colors like you’ve never seen before, extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor’s slim profile — the HP-P4261 is an astoundingly slim 3.4 inches deep, perfect for desk or wall mounting (the set includes a pedestal stand, pictured). Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems. You do, however, need to be wary of image burn-in (wherein long-held stationary images leave a permanent impression in the screen).

Samsung DNIe video enhancer (Digital Natural Image engine) enhances all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, picture detail, and incorporates digital noise reduction to improve lower-quality video sources.

Additional inputs include 2 HD component-video inputs (480p/720p/1080i) as well as 2 S-video, 3 composite-video, and 1 RF. Front-panel inputs accommodate spontaneous hookups with gaming consoles and camcorders.

The set also houses stereo speakers powered by a generous 12 watts per channel. SRS TruSurround XT is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of conveying 5.1-channel surround through 2 speakers, such as those on the TV. TruSurround simulates surround sound through any 2-speaker playback system, including headphones. It’s fully compatible with all multichannel formats up to 6.1 channels.

The set’s 2-tuner picture-in-picture feature (side-by-side, split-screen) grants convenient, simultaneous viewing of 2 TV programs, and a fanless cooling system ensures quiet operation. Optional accessories include a wall-mount kit (WMN4240).

What’s in the Box:

TV, pedestal stand, remote control, remote batteries, an RF coaxial video cable, a user’s manual, and registration information.

From J&R Music and Computer World

Samsung HP-P4261 42″ High Definition Plasma Monitor TV — This 4th generation plasma panel combined with proprietary electronic chassis design, incorporates Samsung’s latest DNIe picture enhancement circuitry which results in outstanding brightness, contrast and overall picture clarity.

  • 12 Watt per channel Stereo and TruSurround Sound System with built-in stereo speakers
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio / 1000 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 50,000 Hour Panel Life
  • Up to 1024 (H) x 768 (V) Pixel Resolution with 16:9 Wide Screen Aspect Ratio
  • Dual NTSC Tuner Built-In with Split Screen & PIP ( HDTV reception requires optional HD tuner or optional Cable/Satellite HDTV service)
  • Samsung DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine) with Detail Enhancer, Contrast Enhancer, Motion Optimizer, Color Optimizer
  • 160 Degree (H/V) Viewing Angle
  • 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
  • Fanless Cooling System for Quiet Operation
  • FCC Class B Certification for Residential Applications
  • Pedestal Stand Included / Wall Mount is Optional Accessory: Wall Mount Kit (WMN4240)
  • 2-Year Samsung USA Parts and Labor Warranty
  • Unit Size/Weight (without stand): 41.4″(W) x 29.7″(H) x 3.4″(D) / 82.7 Pounds

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Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers [send him mail] was born and raised in the USA and moved to Japan in 1984. He has worked as an independent writer, producer, and personality in the mass media for nearly 30 years.

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