A top-notch camera system is essential for capturing high-impact pictures of products, people, and processes. Nikon's D50 is a digital SLR camera that makes it easy to capture super high-quality photos. For less than $900, the D50 comes equipped with an interchangeable 18-55 mm LD (low Dispersion) lens, and a built-in TTL flash. The camera's 6.3 megapixel sensor coupled with Nikon's advanced image processing, enabled us to produce 13 x 19-inch prints of extraordinary sharpness and quality.
Canon's Digital Rebel XT combines quick startup (0.2 second) with an ultra high-resolution 8 megapixel CMOS sensor, integrated TTL flash, and an interchangeable EF-S 18-55 mm lens. The Rebel XT delivers a professional level digital photo system for less than $900.
Color laser printers are fast and offer high-quality output--ideal for proposals, presentation handouts, and brochures.
Konica Minolta's new magicolor 2430 DL laser printer provides a cost-effective way to produce both high-quality color and black-and-white (B&W) documents, for less than the cost per page of typical inkjet units. For less than $500, this compact, network ready printer delivers 2400 x 600 dpi B&W prints at up to 20 pages per minute (ppm), and vivid color prints on virtually any quality paper stock, at up to 5 ppm.
If you frequently need to print photo quality flip charts, posters, and banners on media up to 44 inches, take a look at the new wide format inkjet printers. You'll need to compare, among other factors, the speed of printing both B&W and color, and the total cost of ownership (printer, ink, and media).
Epson's Stylus Pro 9800 ($4,995) outputs prints of superb photorealistic color quality on media up to 44 inches wide. Typical cost for ink and glossy paper is about 80 cents per square foot--10% of the cost at most quick printing centers.
HP's Designjet 4000 printers integrate the company's Double Swath technology for printing high-speed color and black-and-white images up to 42 inches wide. These printers (prices start at $9,995) deliver outstanding line accuracy and are ideal for technical drawings and blueprints.
Canon's speedy professional large format printers are shipped with a suite of software programs and drivers that optimize output quality and workflow management. Canon's new imagePROGRAF W8400 ($5,995) produces stunning color prints up to 44 inches wide.
KONICA MINOLTA's magicolor® 5450 network color laser printer, with its astounding print speed and color quality, is everything you need in an affordable business printer. Its 667 MHz processor delivers your first page in 14 seconds, and races through subsequent prints at 27 ppm in color and black-and-white.
Featuring PostScript® 3 and PCL® 6 printer emulations and a high-performance controller, the magicolor 5450 is multi-platform compatible to support Windows®, Macintosh® and Linux® users. And, its Gigabit Ethernet® interface enables this printer to rapidly process jobs from the fastest network connection available. The magicolor 5450 also features revolutionary color technology to give your important business documents that compelling "wow" factor. All with the ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness built into every KONICA MINOLTA printing solution.
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DVD recorders offer an easy way to distribute dynamic content to customers, employees, and investors. Panasonic's versatile DMR-ES30V ($300) features a VHS VCR, plus S-video and stereo audio inputs for easy transfer of videotapes to the more durable optical medium (DVD). The upscale DMR-EH50 ($450) DVD recorder includes a built-in 100 GB hard disk drive for recording and storage of more than 20 hours of high-quality video.
Toshiba's new RD-XS54 DVD recorder features an Ethernet port for PC and network connections, and a 250 GB hard disk drive. The $700 unit is equipped with an HDMI interface for high-definition display of standard video content. Networking capabilities include easy titling, scheduling off-air recordings via e-mail, and limited media streaming.
With powerful visual communication tools like these, you can improve the image of your company, have some fun, and positively impact your bottom line.