New ways to print bigger, soften your focus, eliminate grain, shoot from the
wrist, and more.
Print Your Videos
Still not sure what to do with those low-res videos from your digicam? Turn them into low-tech keepsakes: Upload short videos and FlipClips will turn them into actual flip books, like you used to get at the comic book store. They come in tiny size, greeting-card size, or book size, and there's even bulk pricing for party favors. (Starting at $9 for one; www.flipclips.com)
Get Really, Really Close
Ever wish you could get more macro than macro with your point-and-shoot? X-Loupe can fulfill all of your close-up dreams in the form of a supermagnetizing attachment that fits onto a Canon Digital ELPH. Magnify 60X with the starter kit, or trade up for the pro version and add the 100X and 150X interchangeable lenses. Since it zooms in entirely with the attachable front, you can still use all the camera's usual features. That means you can preview your shot or even capture extra-close video. (About $1,450 including the Canon camera; www.x-loupe.net)
Shoot and Ski
We don't recommend shooting while you snowboard: Not only could you break your face, but probably your camera, too. So how do you record the action? Strap on GoPro's Digital Hero wristcam. It's got a waterproof housing and a sturdy strap with a special ski-glove attachment, and it shoots both still and video. Store VGA photos and QVGA video on the 32MB of internal memory, with only a AAA battery. You can take it swimming, too -- it's waterproof down to 30 feet. ($80, direct; www.goprocamera.com)
Carry Paper in Your Camera
Packing for a trip, it's hard enough to remember to bring enough socks, much less all those printed-out confirmation numbers, maps, and restaurant listings. But the one thing you'll never forget is your camera, and that's why the data transport feature on Casio's 7.2MP Exilim EX-S770 is so cool. You can automatically convert web pages, e-mail, and documents to JPEGs and view them on the S770's LCD screen. The best? When you have to look at your map, everyone will think you're just checking out your latest photo. ($380, street; exilim.casio.com).