Wacom (http://www.wacom.com) has introduced a new lineup of Mac OS X compatible Bamboo pen tablets: Bamboo Connect, Bamboo Capture and Bamboo Create.

The US$79.99 Bamboo Connect s a pen-only tablet and ideally designed for visual communicators who embrace pen usage for digital inking, doodling and white-boarding.  The low-profile black tablet comes with Autodesk Sketchbook Express, a software application with multiple inking tools and colors for sketching and painting.  In addition, Bamboo ownership turns on the digital inking functionality in the latest versions of Microsoft’s Office Suite.

The Bamboo Capture ($99.95) offers pen and multi-touch input in a single device.  The silver and black accented tablet is geared to the photo enthusiast or novice designer seeking a fun way to turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones using the pen’s 1024 levels of pressure with included software, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Autodesk’s Sketchbook Express, according to the folks at Wacom. For those that prefer to work wirelessly, Bamboo’s wireless module is available as an accessory.

Bamboo Create ($199.95D), also in stylish silver and black, provides 2X the work space than Bamboo Capture to give creative customers more freedom of movement when making broad pen, pencil or brush strokes on the tablet surface. If you make a mistake, you can use the pressure-sensitive eraser on the other end of the pen to fix your error. Bamboo Create is designed for home arts and crafts projects, photo editing as well as scrapbooking.  Bamboo Create also supports the Bamboo wireless module and ships with Corel Painter Essentials, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Autodesk Sketchbook Express.