The Latest Digital Photo & Video Cameras

Savor your time aboard in digital photo and video.

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Pro Power: Want to shoot like a real lensman? upgrade your gear to the Canon EOs 5d mark II digital slr ($2,700 for the body only). This powerful digital camera has a 21.1-megapixel full frame, Canon's proprietary dIGIC 4 image processing, and expanded sensitivity, ranging from IsO 50 to IsO 25,600. With a 3-inch lCd screen, you can see if you nailed the shot before the smiles fade, but don't stop there. Capture up to half an hour of full Hd video at 30 frames per second, and tweak the video image with the same live View function that can adjust the still images. Canon USA, (800) 385-2155; **www.usa.canon.com**

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Slam Dunk: The Olympus stylus Tough-8000 ($400) is ready to hit the deck-literally: It's shockproof to drops up to 6.6 feet, and crushproof to up to 220 pounds of pressure. Even better for service aboard, the Tough-8000 is also waterproof to 33 feet-yes, it will shoot at that depth, too. dual image stabilization means your shots will capture the fun of being aboard, not the blurring motion of a seaway. With 24 shooting modes, including movies, the stylus Tough-8000 has a built-in flash, a lithium-ion battery, and works with removable mini-sd and xd-picture cards. Olympus, (800) 201-7766; **www.olympusamerica.com**

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Watchkeeper: The new Cam100 day and night Camera from raymarine ($700) automatically adjusts to lighting conditions by switching from a full-color daytime video to a blackand- white view of infrared night vision. a sensor works with 14 Infrared lEds to provide useful imagery in total darkness. suitable for monitoring deck areas, enginerooms, or docking blind spots, the Cam100 connects to raymarine multifunction displays, including the G-series, E-series, and C-series Widescreen. Raymarine, (603) 881-5200; **www.raymarine.com**

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Movie Target: Five simple steps to remember your last cruise: 1. Shoot footage an hour at a time on the Flip mino HD ($230). Capture the dinghy ride to the beach, sunset cocktails, and dinner in town-the unobtrusive camera is less than four inches tall, with a 1.5-inch screen, and works in low light. 2. Click open the mino HD's foldaway USB jack and download the footage to your laptop. 3. Edit, add titles, music, and credits. 4. E-mail your movies to your crew or upload them to MySpace, YouTube, or AOL. 5. Remember the fun, and cringe at yourself. Pure Digital Technologies; **www.theflip.com**

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Shoot 'Em Up: Don't miss a photo op because your digital camera is warming up. The Nikon Coolpix s620 ($270) starts up in under a second, letting you capture the moment as it happens. But that quickness doesn't mean you're sacrificing image quality, thanks to high-speed focusing and nikon's proprietary EXPEED image processing. Four-way image stabilization and a 4X optical zoom keep the faces in frame. A 2.7-inch lCd has a wide viewing angle and anti-reflective coating to let you show off the image. Nikon USA, (877) 876-4770; **www.nikonusa.com**