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81. JVC Everio GZMC100 2MP Digital
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82. Sony DCRPC109 Compact MiniDV Digital
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83. Canon Elura 70 MiniDV Camcorder
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84. Canon 8x25 Image Stabilization
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85. Meade ETX125EC Telescope w/ UHTC,
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86. Canon EOS Rebel Ti 35mm SLR Kit
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87. Olympus Stylus Verve 4MP Digital
88. Pentax IQZoom 170SL Date Camera
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89. Sony CCDTRV128 Hi8 Analog Handycam
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90. Bushnell NatureView 8x40 Birder
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91. Sony CCDTRV328 Hi8 Analog Handycam
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92. Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 4MP Digital
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93. Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle
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94. Canon Sure Shot 115u 35mm Date
95. Nikon Coolpix 4500 4MP Digital
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96. Olympus C-5000 5MP Digital Camera
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97. JVC GRD230 MiniDV Digital Camcorder
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98. Sony DCRTRV260 Digital8 Handycam
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99. Kodak EasyShare CX7330 3.1MP Digital
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100. Polaroid Spectra 1200SI Instant

81. JVC Everio GZMC100 2MP Digital Media Camera with 4 GB Microdrive & 10x Optical Zoom
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Asin: B0002X7V4I
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: JVC
Sales Rank: 461
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Still images or video--capture either 60 minutes of DVD-quality MPEG-2 movies or thousands of super-high resolution UXGA-size JPEG pictures with the Everio--the first camera to use Microdrive technology. The included 4GB Microdrive card, though it is the same size as Compact Flash card, has such unprecedented capacity because it is has its own built-in HDD (hard disk drive).

The completely tapeless Microdrive format lets you choose higher video quality or longer shooting times.
Store more photos than you ever thought possible on the included 4GB Microdrive card.

Until now, tapeless formats have been severely limited in the length and quality of video capacity, but the Everio's Microdrive lets you shoot up to 60 minutes of high quality MPEG-2 video--and even more in lower resolution modes.A selection of recording modes lets you choose more quality or more shooting time. The highest quality ULTRA mode records at a constant bit rate of 8.88 Mbps with AC 3 audio -- comparable to the DVD data rate (average 4 Mbps video/9.8 Mbps maximum). Essentially what you get is DVD quality, with the same video and audio format as a movie DVD. And the number of still photos that will fit on the Microdrive card is nothing less than awe-inspiring: More than 5000 of the highest resolution images (1600x1200 fine).

2.12 Megapixel CCD
This 1/3.6" CCD with a total of 2.12 million pixels (effective: 1.23 million for moving pictures, 2 million for still pictures) offers the high resolution capabilities needed for high quality digital videography and photography. And the Megabrid Engine applies separate, optimized processing to moving and still images, for videos with a high signal-to-noise ratio, and high-resolution still pictures.

Versatile, Lossless Data
Store what you've shot on the provided Microdrive card, optional CompactFlash or SD Memory Cards. size as a CompactFlash card, but with many Gigabytes of capacity. You can eject the Microdrive card, just as you would a CompactFlash or SD Memory Card, and load data into your PC via optional card adapter. Or simply connect the camera via its USB2.0 interface for quick downloading to a PC. All transfer is digital-to-digital, so you won't lose any quality in the process.

DVD Creation & Sharing
Three advanced applications are provided:
  • Power Producer offers easy saving (authoring) of your video clips in any order to DVD, even right from a USB-connected camera, so you can share your original DVDs with anybody who owns a DVD player.
  • Power Director offers feature-rich non-linear editing so you can flex your creative muscle with titles, effects, and even mix still with videos.
  • Power DVD for easy video clip and DVD playback with AC 3 audio.

Multi-Format Support
In addition to making it easy to create DVDs, the supplied software converts to a variety of file formats for distribution via the Web or by e-mail. Supported formats include DV-AVI, Windows-AVI, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, as well as Windows Media Video and RealVideo that can be streamed over the Internet. ... Read more


  • The first camera to use Microdrive technology
  • Includes a 4GB Microdrive card that can hold 60 minutes of DVD-quality video or more than 5000 high resolution still images
  • Completely tapeless format for a ultra-compact, lightweight body
  • Includes software for easy video editing and DVD creation
  • Also supports CompactFlash and SD Memory Cards, USB2.0, DV-AVI,Windows-AVI, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, Windows Media Video, and RealVideo

82. Sony DCRPC109 Compact MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom
list price: $999.99
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Asin: B0001DB3HU
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 399
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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  • Sleek, compact MiniDV camcorder and digital still camera with 1-megapixel CCD
  • 10x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 120x) with Super SteadyShot image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch rotating LCD and color viewfinder
  • Low-light recording settings, Memory Stick Duo slot, Handycam Station, and intelligent accessory shoe
  • NP-FF51 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery

Reviews (7)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Camera
I replaced a 7 year old Canon HI8 camcorder with this one. I've had the 109 for a couple of months now and here are my comments.

Size: It is really small and compact. Well built and solid.
Motor noise: My camera has no motor noise. Absolutely none. I have seen some reviews that say their camera has motor noise. My suggestion is, if you get one that does, replace it. Perhaps you got an early one or a gray market?
Battery life: I get about 2 hours with the standard, tiny battery. Interestingly, the same reviewer that said he had motor noise claimed to get less than an hour with his battery. There must be something wrong with his camera.
Low light: Seems to be pretty good and better than competition.
Simplicity: It is very easy to use as a point and shoot. There are only a few buttons. The LCD screen doubles as a touch screen for the menu.
Docking station: Makes it convenient to plug-in to the computer because the docking station is always connected to the computer, and to a wall outlet for charging.

Small LCD screen: I guess this is a tradeoff with the small camera size (but if you have seen Sony's new T1 still camera, they know how to put a large LCD on a small camera). Also, the LCD can wash-out in sunlight, like most other cameras.
Docking station: Although convenient, the only way to recharge the battery is to plug the camera into the docking station. This means, for trips, you have to take the camera, the cord, and the docking station with you. This is inconvenient and bulky. Sony could have easily made the cord plug into both the camera and the docking station for recharge, but Sony instead has elected to release an optional "compact" battery charger for around $70. Typical Sony. Similarly, the camera itself has analog video outputs. To get digital outputs, you have to go through the docking station.
Microphone: It is placed on top of the camera, so it does pick up some non-directional noise (from places other than directly in front of the camera). It seems to be somewhat directional though because it doesn't really pick up noise from the shooter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I bought this in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during a camera fair. I guess the most important thing to me was size, as I wanted to make sure the camera was with me as often as possible. Having a small camcorder REALLY increases its utilisation, as it's not much of a bother to bring it with you to most places. I felt it would have been a pity to spend all that cash on something and yet not fully utilise it. I have had it for 2 months and have since used up 6 miniDV tapes. It helps also that it is simple to use. Good for the point-and-shoot users as well as the slightly more technically inclined.

I've only really used the video function as I have a Canon Ixus400 which takes care of my still-shot needs. But the still pictures taken with the PC109 are not bad for those rushed moments. You can even snap a still pic while recording video, but only to 640x480.

Outside and in bright conditions, the picture quality is excellent. In dark situations, of course the image quality suffers. This is the case with any camcorder, and I feel the PC109 does better than other compact camcorders. I have purchased a light (HVL S3D) which helps a little. Also has some features like "twilight mode" and "backlight" for subjects lit from behind which also help.

The mic is placed on top of the camera. Not the ideal place, as it picks up noise not from the front of the camera. It sounds okay when played back on TV, but could be better. I will probably purchase a mic for the hotshoe.

The LCD Screen is ok for a camera this size. Very clear in most situations. Direct sunlight makes it a little harder to see, though.

This camera handles Analog input AND output as well as Digital Input AND Output. I have hooked it up to an older camcorder to convert to miniDV. I have hooked it up to TVs (A/V) and computers(iLink and USB). I've made VCDs with the supplied cables and software. I've recorded video from computer to tape. No problems.

1) Touch Screen - Very stylish. Also lessens the clutter of buttons found on most cammcorders. You can also customise the menu with features you use most often. Some labels on the menu are not self evident though.

2) Hot-shoe - definitely welcome. For using a light, mic etc. Canon Elura models are otherwise comparable but lack a hot-shoe. This is why i bought the PC109.

3) No discernable motor noise.

4) Placement of buttons is quite logical. I have had no trouble pushing the wrong buttons. After some practice, very easy to operate.

5) Cradle - quite useful as you dont have to keep plugging cables into the camcorder itself. Just drop it into the cradle.

6) Battery life of included battery is okay. enough for a 60 minute tape and a bit more.

7) Super Steady Shot seems to do the job.

Could improve:
1) Doesnt have a focus ring. You have to use the touch Screen.

2) No built in light. The PC105 at least had a built in flash for still shots.

3) Mic Placement on top. Not the ideal location but practically all the vertical cameras do this. Most of my shooting is done at close quarters so not a big deal. I will eventually get a zoom mic though.

4) Tape door is on the bottom. A minor issue for me as i rarely have time to set it up on a tripod.

5) The Software provided is quite basic. And its weird that when i convert to VCD, it handles the data in 10 minute pieces.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sony quality, but still room for improvement.
I just got this camcorder, and played with it about an hour, so it might be a bit premature for a detailed review. Yet, my first impression was "wow". It is slick, compact and good-looking.

That was until I inserted the tape. Someone said there is no motor noise. Not ture. This is really major drawback especially for me since one of the major reason I bought this was to replace my aged Samsung SD60, which had an excessive background noise. I compared these two side-by-side, and noise level is about the same to my surprise. I recorded video, and yes, there is white noise (from the motor) in the background when played back on my TV. This explains why the built-in microphone on Sony is located on top of the camcorder.

Still, this is an awesome camcorder. I do like the touch screen LCD, which will be taking some time to get used to, and mostly the compactness and slickness of it.

Things can add up to put this camcorder in good use. I already spent more than a few hundred bucks on accessaries; Polarized filter lense, portible tripod, extra battery (NP-FF71), matching carrying bag. And considering to buy the microphone to reduce the amount of the noise from the motor being recorded.

Lastly, the battery (NP-FF51) seems to drain quite fast. I would not last an hour in typical use. An extra battery seems to be a must.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Happy 1st Time buyer
I have been researching camcorders for the past six weeks since my son was born. I wanted something that was small, took high quality video, was "connectable" to my PC and would not be outdated 20 minutes after I bought it. While I have only had it for about a week now, I am very pleased. I'll try to convey a few of my thoughts:

Firstly, I am not affiliated with Sony in any way. After looking across the spectrum of cameras, I ultimately narrowed my search to a comparison of a number of canon and sony models -my digital camera (elph 400) is Canon so I had thought to keep everything in the same family. That said, I scoured the web for reviews, spoke to friends and ultimately went into my local store for the touch test. I searched CNET and Amazon (as well as about another half dozen other core sites) for updated reviews every day or so, however, there don't appear to be many. Ultimately, I just went for the PC109.

It was one of the the smallest devices I found that use MiniDV tapes. While it did take a little bit of time to adjust to the vertical orientation of the camcorder, it very quickly became quite natural to hold. I have used the "easy" setting quite a bit, which is akin to opening up the box and recording without diving into the manual first. The quality of the pictures have been everything that I was looking for - I have watched them on the device/TV, downloaded them to my computer with the provided software and even burned them (alas only to vcd as I am in prcoess of buying a DVD burner). The transfers have been easy and the resulting product has been great. I am just beginning to play around with the manual settings as well, but so far so good.

The camera also has a duo memory stick slot to take stills as well. They are fine - not great, but fine. If you are looking for a dual device, then this is perhaps not the right one. If you are looking for video with the possibility to snap 1 megapixel e-mailable photos as well, then this is your device.

So, the bottom line is that I recommend the camera to anyone who is on the fence. Don't know if the above is helpful, but hopefully it gives one more validation point to anyone looking for a good device.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice little camera
I've had this camera for a several weeks so far, and so far, so good.

The good:
It seems to do everything well, including low light video. Moreover, if it is so dark that Night Shot is required, Sony seems to have improved it -- colors are pretty realistic (no longer overly green).

The camera is very small and compact. Sony's marketing pictures don't do it justice -- it is smaller than it looks. I have found this to be the best feature of the camera because we never hesitate to take the camera along, which has resulted in many more shots.

The camera body itself is very clean and uncluttered. It contains only a few buttons -- on/off, zoom, snap-shot picture, lens cover, and special effects. Everything else is accessed through an intuitive menu system displayed on the touch-screen LCD panel. Also, even though the zoom and snap-shot buttons are in close proximity on the camera, I have never confused them (due partially to the fact that the zoom is a lever switch and the snap-shot is a button.)

No motor noise.

The LCD screen is bright and can be back-lit. I have no problem seeing the screen in sunlight.

The camera offers true widescreen mode (16x9).

The docking station is nice, conventient and easy to use -- dock the camera and it charges and is connected to the computer at the same time.

The standard battery is good for about two hours of shooting and the battery retains its charge in the camera (you never have to take the battery out of the camera).

Turning to the bad:
The LCD screen is on the small size. This is made worse in 16x9 mode because the display is letterboxed.

Although the camera itself can be charged without the docking station, and the camera itself has analog video outputs (it lacks a digital output). The docking station is required for a digital output. So, if you are travelling and want a digital output, you'll have to lug the docking station around (this isn't so bad because the docking station is pretty compact).

The lens cap is not electric or automatic. We occasionally forget to shut it. ... Read more

83. Canon Elura 70 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom
list price: $749.99
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Asin: B0001GCAWO
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Video
Sales Rank: 200
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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  • MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 1.33-megapixel CCD
  • 18x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 360x) and image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch LCD with 180-degree rotation
  • Capture low-light recordings with Night Mode and record in 16:9 format
  • Record for up to 455 minutes on one battery charge

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good camcorder for the price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not sure what the reviewer below is talking about but based on his lack of details I imagine it's not a genuine review.

Anyway, I spent allot of time researching before buying a camcorder and decided on the Elura 65 -- check out the review of the Elura 70 (the 60, 65, and 70 are basically identical) on .

The Elura 60 didn't have a hot shoe which I knew I would need since most camcorders in this price range do not have a good light -- if any at all. Daytime recording is excellent.

Some argue that it's only a single CCD camcorder but it's a large CCD as apposed to the three small CCDs in the Panasonic PV-GS120. The Panasonic was my second choice but I read allot of negative reviews about the image stabilization. The Elura also fits more comfortably in the hand when compared to Panasonic. In addition, the Canon has virtually no tape noise when operating.

I highly suggest that you get the double capacity battery BP-2L14, the hot shoe light VL-3, and the portable battery charger CB-2LT. The double capacity battery will last about four hours and adds very little weight to the camera. The supplied batteries drain very quickly. Night shots are notoriously bad for all camcorders in this price range even though some are better than others. The VL-3 light will make a big difference in picture quality at night. Also, the portable charger is more convenient to travel with than the big and cumbersome charger supplied in the box.

I can't comment about the reliability yet since I've only had it for a couple of months. But based on my experience with other Canon products it should be good. Enjoy!

1-0 out of 5 stars Never buy canon DV again
Bought one from, after one day test with this "high" rated DV, decided to return it back. It's a horrible canon DV.
1. Very bad resolution of recording on SD card, even worse than my cheap webcam.
2. Unaccept noisy while recording tape.
3. Compare to USB stream or usb mode webcam, DV messager is a joke function, hard to use and bad compatibility.
4. Light shoot is another joke from canon DV.

5-0 out of 5 stars The winner!!
Well, choosing between the cameras, and after going for MVX250i (European twin for Elura 70, as I live in Europe), I'd like to point out some really strong sides of the cam: 16:9 is really WIDER than 4:3 (not just cutting upper & lower parts only) and is taking full advantage of 1.3 MPixel CCD, which btw, let's the stills be captured to SD card in 1280*960 res.. not bad at all for screen viewing. The optics are absolutely superior in its class, the angle for close-ups IS wide and the optical zoom is remarkable. It HAS mike input, unlike new ZR series (which I was considering at some point), and the motor is much quieter also, comparing to ZR. Its shape & size is excellent, it feels solid and is really comfortable to held - thanks to the low height. On table it may seem somehow thick, but to palm it fits perfectly.
If to mention one con, then in lower light conditions the cam tends to boost the sensitivity of the CCD too much, making picture quite grainy. Also, any faster movement in dark will result in blurry picture. The built in white LED sure does its job well, but the sand in the picture remains... So you'll get some of the advertised colours with the price of noise, the opposite of Sony's night-mode. Sure you can attach external lamp any time ..
As a conclusion, it seems there is no other cam offering this level of features & design at this price.. at the moment. If you are looking for something small & capable, this is it. Absolutely no regrets so far..

5-0 out of 5 stars Top Choice
You can find a full review + users opinions on the Elura 70 at
I bought mine at another vendor's site, after carefull research.
Let's just say I consider it the Top Choice for the entry level digital video fan.
Canon is scoring a hit with this year's line of Eluras. In fact, they have announced they even are pulling out of the analog camcorder bussines.
In my opinion the Elura 70 offers the best package of features and characteristics, compared to the other brand's models on its category (under $1K) ... Read more

84. Canon 8x25 Image Stabilization Binoculars with Case and Neck Strap
list price: $460.00
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Asin: B000063YA5
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 695
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Whether you are sitting in the nosebleed seats of a stadium or an opera house, with Canon's 8 x 25 IS binoculars you'll get an outstanding close-up view of the action. The binoculars are designed to fit perfectly in your hands and have a rubber coating for nonslip grip and protection from damage. The focus dial is center-mounted and the image stabilizer controls are easily accessible from either hand. Canon's optical image stabilization technology eliminates shake and reduces curvature of field. The image stabilizer operates with two AA batteries. A BP-B1 battery pack is included. The lenses are coated with Super Spectra multicoating that improves image quality by maximizing contrast and minimizing color smear.

Image Stabilization and More
With any high magnification binoculars, most users will experience frustrating image shake. Unless fixed to a tripod, image shake can render high magnification binoculars useless. Canon's IS technology is remarkably effective at eliminating this problem and is widely used by the television industry with Canon's professional broadcast quality video recording equipment. A special VAP (Vari-Angle Prism) corrective IS system sits between the objective lens group and the porro prism on each side of the binoculars. Within thousandths of a second of the binoculars being moved from their optical axis by vibrations, a detection system activates the IS mechanism. The VAP shape alters to refract or 'bend' the light path by precisely the right amount, thus fully compensating for the vibration. It is this essentially immediate response that effectively suppresses image shake.

Super Spectra Coating
A number of optical factors affect the brightness of an image, including the amount of incidental light that is reflected by the lens. An uncoated lens will refelect away as much as 8% of the incidentail light, significantly dimming the image. Canon's Super Spectra Coating prevents that reflection.

What do the numbers mean?
15x50? 8x25? The two numbers used to describe any pair of binoculars are their magnification — 8x, 12x, 15x and so on — and the diameter of their objective lenses — 25mm, 36mm, 50mm, and so on. The larger the first number is, the larger the object will appear to be in the objective lens. For instance, if you use a 10x lens and look at an object that is 100 yards away, it appears to be the same size as an object located just 10 yards away. The second number, the size of the objective lens, is important because the larger the objective lens, the more light it can admit for brighter, more detailed images, and the better suited they will be for lowlight situations.

A look inside

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  • 8x magnification with wide field of view
  • Optical image stabilization system
  • Multicoated for contrast, clarity, and color fidelity
  • Doublet field flattener lens
  • Rounded design for holding comfort

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars They beat Leica 8X32's
Oh, man. I worked eBay, finally got myself a pair of the vaunted Leica 8X32 roofs at a decent price. And splendid binoculars they are. Excellent.

Then Canon comes out with these IS 8X25's. I already had the 12X36 jobs, wonderful and bulky. HAD to have the 8X25's.

Here's the deal. Serious binocular users know "Better view Desired"

I used a casual version of his NEED test.

The $300 canon IS 8X25's beat the $500 Leica 8X32's all hollow on any measure of hand-held resolution. HAND-HELD. On a rest, the Leicas showed their precision optics. Hand held, the Canon's were far better.

There ya be, friends. Image stabilization RULES.


5-0 out of 5 stars Viewing Power per Dollar - Second to None!
I have to give these binoculars 5 stars, not because they are the finest optics money can buy, but because they give the clearest and steadiest handheld viewing you can get at anywhere near this price. Value for the money is the point, here. But, besides value, they actually are very good quality optics! They feel well made. Although they are mostly plastic, it's good quality material, they don't feel cheesy. No, they are not built like a Leica tank (intended to survive an atomic blast), but the image stabilization is so amazing, I am willing to be a little extra careful with them. You look through them and press that button, and, PRESTO, the view just stops jiggling! It's just fantastic! The I.S. has greatly improved my stargazing pleasure. Maybe I have especially bad hand tremor, but I would bet anybody would notice a big difference. I really love them!!

4-0 out of 5 stars You can't pound tent pegs with them.
They are, and they aren't, great binocs

What they are: as it says, the lightest and least expensive IS binoculars on the market (right now). The optics themselves are only merely very good, but - HAND HELD - with the IS activated, they allow me to read fine print about 20% closer than with my Leica 8x32 Ultras. On a rest, the Leicas are superior. It's the elimination of the jiggles - the 8x25 Canons don't give an image that's as bright and contrasty as those high dollar Leicas, but the steadier image more than makes up for that.

What they aren't: waterproof or armored. So have a care if you use them in conditions of rain or dust. They're much more complicated than simple binocs, with electric circuits inside, and the matter of reliability does come into consideration - but in the first year, they've survived life in the tote bag ,bouncing along dirt roads without a hiccup. Two more things: besides armoring and ruggedizing, Canon had to compromise _somewhere_ to make them this small. So, while the IS deals well with rapid human shaking. it doesn't seem to correct at all for slow motions. I imagine the engineers were forcd to leave off the sensors for slow motions, to fit everything else in. And, they use CR123 batteries, more expensive and harder to find in a pinch than AA batteries. Of course, if the batteries run dead, all your are left with is a functional set of very good, if a bit bulky, 8x25 binocs. What Canon has created is $300 binoculars that - hand held, with the IS active - outperform my high dollar Leica 8x32 Ultras. And, I imagine, the Nikon SE's, too. No kidding. ... Read more

85. Meade ETX125EC Telescope w/ UHTC, Autostar Controller (497) and Tripod (884)
list price: $1,850.00
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Asin: B00008IOVZ
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Meade
Sales Rank: 996
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From the Manufacturer

The ETX-125EC permits a broad range of astronomical study. In deep space, the ETX-125EC's larger aperture enables the observation of galaxies and nebulae in much wider extension and permits the resolution of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 12.5. The entire Messier listing of 110 objects is now not only visible, but, in addition, every object takes on a readily discernible structure. The Autostar controller turns the ETX-125EC into an automatic celestial object-locating system.

The UHTC Difference
Each time light encounters a mirror (above) or lens (below), some light is lost. In the case of a lens, light is lost at both the entrance to and exit from the lens. UHTC dramatically decreases this light loss.
Image brightness in a telescope is crucially dependent on the reflectivity of the telescope's mirrors and on the transmission of its lenses. Neither of these processes, mirror-reflectivity or lens-transmission, is, however, perfect; light loss occurs in each instance where light is reflected or transmitted. Uncoated glass, for example, reflects about 4% of the light impacting it; in the case of an uncoated lens 4% of the light is lost at entrance to and at exit from the lens, for a total light loss of about 8%. Meade standard mirror and lens coatings equal or exceed the reflectivity and transmission, respectively, of virtually any optical coatings currently offered in the commercial telescope industry.

Ultra-High Transmission coatings (UHTC), recently developed at the Meade Irvine coatings facility, however, have permitted the vacuum-deposition of a series of exotic optical coatings precisely tuned to optimize the visual, photographic, and CCD imaging performance of Meade telescopes. This telescope includes primary and secondary mirrors coated with aluminum enhanced with a complex stack of multi-layer coatings of titanium dioxide and silicon dioxide. The thickness of each coating layer is precisely controlled to within 1% of optimal thickness. The result is a dramatic increase in mirror reflectivity across the entire visible spectrum; at the important hydrogen-alpha wavelength of 656nm. - the predominant wavelength of emission nebulae -- reflectivity is increased from 89% to over 97%.

This telescope presents dramatically brighter images on the full range of celestial objects — from emission and planetary nebulae such as M8, M20, and M57 to star clusters and galaxies such as M3, M13, and M101. Observations of the Moon and planets, since they are observed in reflected (white) sunlight, benefit in image brightness from the full spectrum of increased transmission.

And more
The computer-driven Autostar controller makes it easy to find 30,000 celestial objects.
Just plug the Autostar into the telescope's HBX port in place of the standard-equipment electronic controller, do a quick telescope alignment, and you're ready to observe any object in the Autostar's 30,000-object database.

ETX optical systems include a Maksutov meniscus corrector lens of Grade-A BK7 optical glass. High-transmission magnesium fluoride (MgF2) coatings on both sides of the correcting lens, as well as aluminum-silicon monoxide coatings on the primary and secondary mirrors, are provided as standard equipment. Use the standard pushbutton electronic controller at any of four dual-axis speeds: 8x sidereal for image centering in the main telescope at high power; 32x for image centering at lower powers or for pushbutton object tracking in the altazimuth mode; slow mode for image centering in the viewfinder or for terrestrial tracking of nature and sightseeing; or medium speed for fast slewing across the sky. The observer can instantly select any of these speeds simply by depressing the speed button on the controller.

The telescope’s ultraportable design allows the viewer to view from any flat surface, be it a window sill, car hood, or picnic table. The optional tripod can raise the telescope to any comfortable height.

The Nuts and Bolts

1. Eyepiece
2. Viewfinder
3. Eyepiece Holder Thumbscrew - Tightens the eyepiece in place.
4. 90° Eyepiece Holder - Holds the eyepiece upright for easy viewing.
5. Optical Tube - The main optical component that gathers the light from distant objects and brings this light to a focus for examination with the eyepiece.
6. Vertical Lock - Controls the manual vertical movement of the telescope.
7. Fork Arms - Hold the optical tube in place.
8. Focus Knob - Moves the telescope’s optical tube in a finely-controlled motion to achieve precise image focus.
9. Horizontal Lock - Controls the manual horizontal rotation of the telescope.
10. Computer Control Panel
  • A. ON/OFF Switch.
  • B. Auxiliary Ports - Provide connection for current and future Meade accessories.
  • C. Handbox (HBX) Port - for the Electronic Controller or the optional Autostar handbox.
  • D. The 12v connector, designed to accept an external power supply such as the optional AC Adapter or Power Cord.
  • E. LED power indicator light.
11. Base Housing - Supports the telescope for placement on a flat, level surface, such as a tabletop or optional tripod.
12. Holes for Optional Tripod - See your tripod’s instruction sheet for mounting information.
13. Right Ascension (R.A.) Setting Circle.
14. Flip-Mirror and Flip-Mirror Control Knobs - ETX telescopes include an internal mirror. With the flipmirror control in the "up" position, light is diverted to the eyepiece. With the flipmirror control in the "down" position, as shown in Fig. 2b, light proceeds straight out the photo port for photography.
15. Photo Port - Attach any 35mm camera with a removable lens to this port using an optional adapter.
16. Declination Setting Circle (on left fork arm).
17. Viewfinder Alignment Screws - adjust these screws to align the viewfinder.
18. Viewfinder Alignment Bracket.
19. Dust Cap
20. Battery Compartment (not shown, underneath base).


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  • Includes AutoStar controller and deluxe field tripod
  • UHTC coatings are on all optical surfaces for enhanced detail
  • 500x maximum magnification
  • Maksutov meniscus corrector lens of Grade-A BK7 optical glass
  • Includes a Meade Series 4000 Super Plvssl 26 millimeter eyepiece for 48 times magnification

86. Canon EOS Rebel Ti 35mm SLR Kit w/ 28-90mm Lens
list price: $409.99
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Asin: B00006K153
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 306
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Canon has once again raised the bar in the world of 35mm SLRs with its EOS Rebel Ti. Canon claims the Rebel Ti has the fastest autofocus (AF) in its class, which should increase accuracy and precision for shooting at a real-life pace. A built-in flash pops up easily for shooting in low-light situations, and its extended arm reduces red-eye effect. The included EF 28-90mm f4-f5.6 standard zoom lens is an ideal all-around lens for wide angle to medium telephoto photography.

Fast, accurate, and flexible, Rebel Ti's three autofocus systems (the camera chooses the best one automatically) free you to concentrate on your composition and to just have fun. Seven focusing points cover an area wider than any other camera in its class, letting you place your subject off-center or even focus on the area covered by multiple focus points.

The glare-free laser matte viewfinder displays seven wide-area focusing points, which are clearly superimposed to guide composition. There's also a dioptric adjustment so that prescription glasses can be removed for up-close comfort. The extralarge LCD panel is illuminated for clear viewing whatever the lighting conditions.

You can rely on Rebel Ti's automatic exposure system for professional results, but the camera's special exposure controls give you lots of room for experimentation. With the camera's multiple exposure control, you can place up to nine images in a single frame for impressive surrealistic compositions.

Shooting feels natural because the shutter button, AF point selector, main dial, command dial, and even the LCD panel's buttons are all within reach for one-handed operation. The command dial has seven preset image controls for work in various common shooting situations.

The lens mount is solid stainless steel to handle Canon's full line of world-renowned lenses. A built-in, automatic pop-up flash eliminates guesswork. It recycles for action quickly, and with a red-eye reduction lamp built right in, images are natural and flattering. ... Read more


  • Autofocus 35mm SLR with full manual options
  • Retractable built-in flash
  • 11 exposure modes
  • Includes 28-90mm zoom lens

87. Olympus Stylus Verve 4MP Digital Camera with 2x Optical Zoom (Silver)
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0002ZUHBU
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 690
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With its slide-away lens cover and aerodynamic design, it's clear at first sight that the Stylus Verve is not just another digital camera shoved into a bulky 35mm point-and-shoot's case. In fact, it's a powerful, easy-to-use, four-megapixel wonder that features a large 1.8-inch LCD display that's viewable even in full sunlight. The Stylus Verve even comes in six colors: blue, red, silver, white, black, and red.

Optics and Resolution
The Stylus Verve features a four-megapixel CCD imager, which can gather enough information to create images approximately as large as 1,714 by 2,286 pixels. In other words, you'll be able to make photo-quality prints of your pictures at sizes up to 11 by 15 inches. The camera's 2x optical zoom lens--equivalent to a 35-70mm lens on a film camera--combines with a 4x digital zoom to simulate the power of an 8x zoom lens, but only at lower resolution settings.

Movie Mode
The Stylus Verve can capture short video clips with sound in the movie mode setting. This feature won't likely persuade anyone to abandon their camcorder, but it is a fun and convenient way to capture movement while you're out taking pictures. The amount of video the Stylus Verve can store is limited only by the amount of memory available.

More Camera Features
Virtual Mode Dial with 10+ shooting modes 1.8-inch semi-transmissive LCD 130k pixel TFT) for taking and viewing pictures (no optical viewfinder) PictBridge enabled -- print directly to any PictBridge-compatible printer, with or without a computer Semi-Transmissive TFT LCD's are multi layered, which allows the image on the LCD to be viewed in direct sunlight situations. Quick View button allows you to review the shot you just took.

Image Processor
The TruePic Turbo image processor enhances color fidelity (the range of color, saturation, and brightness), signal-to-noise response (relationship of accurate electrical signals to unwanted signals like static disturbances creating noise), and high-resolution image clarity (sharpness) over other image processors while speeding up image data processing times. The end result is clearer and more color-accurate photos and noticeably faster startup and shot-to-shot recycle times.

The Stylus Verve is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which is included with a charger. ... Read more


  • 4 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11 x 15 prints
  • 2x optical and 4x digital zoom; PictBridge enabled
  • Capture video clips with sound; view images even in bright light with 1.8-inch HyperCrystal LCD
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included with charger)
  • Resists damage from the elements with all-weather engineering

88. Pentax IQZoom 170SL Date Camera
list price: $360.99
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Asin: B00005MFQ6
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Pentax
Sales Rank: 3270
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the most compact cameras in its category, the IQZoom 170SL weighs only 7.4 ounces but combines powerful features to make it versatile for any photo situation. The 38-170mm zoom lens can magnify the image up to 4.5 times, giving you a wide range of shooting options.

The passive autofocus system ensures sharp and clear photos, even when subjects are in typically difficult positions, like off center or behind a window. The autoexposure and autoflash keep subjects well exposed and properly lit so that perfect smile won't be lost because faces were backlit by the sun or the room was too dark.

The large LCD panel gives the user all the important information about the camera's current operating modes, so you can easily and quickly adjust controls to your needs. Film handling is completely automatic--from loading to advancing to rewinding.

You can switch from standard to panorama format midroll to get that extra-wide shot. The 10-second self-timer is always useful for self-portraits or group photos. You can also imprint the date or day and time onto your photographs to remember when that picture was taken. To conserve battery energy, the camera automatically shuts off after three minutes of no use. ... Read more


  • 35mm compact point-and-shoot
  • 38-170mm 4.5x zoom lens with autofocus
  • Multi-mode flash features red-eye reduction
  • Automatic film loading, advance, and rewind
  • Passive 5-point autofocus system

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear, Clear, Clear!!!
The pictures are just incredible! Excellent!

2-0 out of 5 stars Did I get the same camera?
I was recently forced to shop for a new camera when my Vivitar PZ8000 broke down after years of clear, quality pictures. My main goal was to find a camera that could produce consistently clear pictures. Plus, it has to be simple. I don't like to spend a lot of time analyzing the light, etc. I want to be able to grab the camera, turn it on, and quickly take a picture. So when I saw the other reviews for the Pentax IQZoom 170SL, I thought I had found the camera I was looking for. Everyone raved about the clarity, the zoom and the simplicity of this camera. It seemed perfect, so I bought it.

Now I'm left wondering if I got the same camera as the other reviewers. I've taken 5 or 6 rolls of film with very mixed results. Maybe 25% of the pictures are beautifully clear, as I had hoped and expected. Landscapes turned out better than the rest. About 50% of the pictures were average and basically acceptable. But then about 25% of the pictures were terrible, especially those with people as the main focus. I took an entire roll of film at my brother's wedding, and all but a handfull are so blurred that the people are almost unrecognizable. And I don't just mean that the people were blurring, the entire photo was bad.

There are a lot of flash options, etc. on the camera, and maybe I just haven't figured out when to use the features. And I'll be the first to admit that I'm not especially careful at setting everything up. But I've never had this problem with other cameras. Unfortunately, I waited too long to return the camera because I kept hoping that the pictures would improve. I'm planning on selling it. This camera left me so disappointed that I don't trust it to capture the memories of my vacations, etc.

I bought this camera just in time for my son's birthday party. I don't even have to see the manual to use this camera.. it's just a breeze too operate. The camera felt just right on my hand, lightweight and just at the right size (compared with my previous Pentax IQ-200 which is too bulky and heavy looking).
I used the Kodak 400 spd and the result came out absolutely beautiful.. the color is vibrant and not blurry at all. No more red eyed and dark picture. Definetely worth the money spend!! I will recommended this camera to everyone..
Thanks Pentax..

5-0 out of 5 stars Takes a beating
Pentax point and shoots are extremely reliable cameras, and this one has more zoom than many SLR zoom kits come with! They are also very durable. While playing with one at the camera store that I work at, I dropped it on my foot! I picked it up, dusted it off, and still worked just fine. Just be careful not to knock into things when you have your zoom extended!

One word of warning: with so much zoom you have to be careful not to outshoot your flash. Zoom in to your heart's delight outdoors in bright sunlight but under low light keep in mind that your flash is only good for up to about 10 feet. You should be fine shooting with a nice 400 speed film in most lighting situations, I recommend Fuji.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful camera for taking pictures of kids!!!!
This camera is amazing!! The zoom range is more than adequate for amateur use and is perfect for taking pictures of my kids. I can get those close ups without getting so close up that they stop what they're doing to look at me like with other cameras. I've taken pictures of them across the room and I've also used it at a football game to zoom in on my nephew scoring a touchdown. I can see the expression on his face all the way from the stands! All of the pictures are beautiful, and the zoom helps eliminate photos that have all that unwanted "junk" around the subject. This helps the pictures look more professional and less amateur like. I use Kodak 800 Speed film because using the zoom with lower speed films can sometimes make the pictures darker than I like.

Some of my favorite photos of my kids are when they weren't expecting me to take their pictures--this camera is worth the money for the memories it will keep. ... Read more

89. Sony CCDTRV128 Hi8 Analog Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom
list price: $299.99
our price: $249.99
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Asin: B0001BW0UG
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 174
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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  • Compact Hi8 Handycam camcorder with 320,000-pixel CCD
  • 20x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 990x) with manual focus
  • 2.5-inch rotating LCD and black-and-white viewfinder
  • Low-light recording settings and built-in white LED light
  • NP-FM30 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good out of box performer
This is my third video camera. I have previously owned VHS-C cameras that perfomed well. I needed the Nightshot feature for the investigations I do. The first time out, knowing general camera operation, I found this camera very easy to use. The flip out viewer is very sharp and the sound playback is good for instant review of videos. The compact size makes it easy to handle. I have yet to use all features, but I am confident that they will be satisfactory also. If you need a video feed to a computer, you'll need a capture device or get one of the digitals that have the USB/Firewire hookups. Basically, it seems to be a durable easy to operate camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great first-timer

I had been kicking around the idea of buying a camcorder for a couple of weeks and bought this model just two days before going on vacation. I didn't do a whole lot of research, I just liked the look and the price. It is small and sleek and super easy to use. It can use regular 8MM tapes, Hi8 or Digital8. I used it for recording live music performances in Nashville and was happy with the quality of the video and audio on playback. There are 8 effects for shooting (sepia, stretch, etc.), along with three fade-ins/outs. So I have more options than I really know what to do with at this point but I'm sure I'll get into them as I use it more. The display is sweet and can rotate around.

My one complaint is the battery area. The battery clips on the back, but there is no cover - my Sony digital camera has a locking compartment the battery slides in. I'll probably also be picking up a spare, even though it seems to hold a charge well. I really like the size because I have small hands and short fingers, but I can still use the strap and reach all the buttons.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sony customer
Amazon recently raised the price on this camcorder as well as the Samsung SCL906. Each was raised approx.10.00 Shop around. ... Read more

90. Bushnell NatureView 8x40 Birder Binocular
list price: $69.99
our price: $37.99
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Asin: B00004SABH
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Bushnell
Sales Rank: 246
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Bushnell's 8x40 Birder binoculars are designed with the budding bird watcher or avid naturalist in mind. They offer 8x magnification and a field of view of 340 feet at 1,000 yards.Large 40mm lenses allow lots of light in for early-morning visibility.These binoculars also feature center and near-close focusing and extended eye relief for added comfort during long use. The Bushnell 8x40 Birder binoculars come with a carrying case, a strap, and a bird-watching guide. ... Read more


  • 8x magnification with field of view of 340 feet at 1,000 yards
  • 40mm lenses allow more light in during prime bird-watching hours
  • Center and near-close focus
  • 12-millimeter eye relief for comfort during extended use
  • Carrying case, and strap included

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with purchase
Our first pair of binoculars, and my wife and I could not be happier. Clear, easy to focus, light weight. Great clarity at near distances; we have a Mourning Dove nest right off of our balcony -- less than six feet away -- and these binoculars allow us to to observe excellent detail. We're very happy with them; so much so that I just purchased the Bushnell Powerview 16x50 pair!

4-0 out of 5 stars Get a pair and get going!
These ain't Leica's but they work darn good!
With these binoculars you can. . .

Check out the birds and see who's making that racket! Excellent begining birder glasses.

The close focus ability is great for butterfly watchers( 8 feet)
get close without getting close!

Look at the heavens and see that all is not as it seems.
many "stars" are actually double stars, clusters or galaxies!

Easily read a license plate 100 yards away!

well worth the money!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy
I'm impressed. For the $$$, these are awesome. I use them mostly for watching birds on the feeders around my house, and for looking at the moon. Very nice. They are easy to use, crisp, and light. I can see better with these than with my 10x60 binoculars (not that I understand the 8x40 vs. 10x60 :) Bottom line: If you are after perfection, don't buy these -- instead spend $$$$$ and get a great pair of binoculars. If you aren't quite that demanding, aren't a millionaire, and just want to be able to see things in closeup around your house, etc. I highly recommend these.

5-0 out of 5 stars What these eyes have seen..
I bought a pair of these last year, and I haven't been disappointed.

What good are binoculars in the city, you ask? Well, I've found a number of uses for 'em. I use 'em for casual birding in Central Park - I'm even on an internet mailing list that tells me when unusual birds have stopped through.

I take 'em to the opera and the symphony too! If you can't afford the $350 seats, these binocs help to bring the nuances of the performance into your range of vision. Amazing to check out the sets and the instruments as well.

And finally these are my constant companion in the nosebleed seats at Yankee Stadium! I think Clemens keeps some kind of powder in his glove...

I really appreciate the rubber eyecups and the long eye relief - I can use these with my glasses on without fear of scratches. If you want to view with your glasses off, there is a diopter ring on the left eyepiece to dial in your correction. Focusing is smooth and easy and so is adjustment of interpupillary distance.

Lightweight, great optical quality (if not perfect, certainly fully adequate), and finally, the price is right! I recommend these binoculars. ... Read more

91. Sony CCDTRV328 Hi8 Analog Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom
list price: $329.99
our price: $279.99
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Asin: B0001BWFPQ
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 386
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Compact Hi8 Handycam camcorder with 320,000-pixel CCD
  • 20x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 990x) with manual focus and image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch rotating LCD and black-and-white viewfinder
  • Low-light recording settings and built-in white LED light
  • NP-FM30 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with it
When our 8mm stopped working that we had used for nine years, I found it overwhelming to research and find a new camera.
I knew I didn't want digital because I don't even use my digital still camera very often, other than to e-mail pictures.
I knew that I wanted another 8mm, so that we could play our tapes we have now. I didn't want to spend too much money. We received this camera a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't be happier. It even has more options than I really need. We charged the battery when we got the camera and for 2 weeks we have been filming the kids occasionally and the battery is still full. I never thought I would use the night vision, but have found it is fun to film the kids when they are asleep and I don't have to turn a light on to film. The zoom works well and the color looks good. For the price, I don't see how you could get a better camera. I don't think you could find a better analog camera even if you did spend more money. I obviously can't comment on how well it will hold up in the future, but as far as its performance now, I love it. ... Read more

92. Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 4MP Digital Camera with Anti Shake 12x Optical Zoom
list price: $599.99
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Asin: B0002J6SFA
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 165
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  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
  • Konica Minolta GT APO 12x optical zoom with CCD-shift anti-shake system; combines with 4x digital zoom for 48x total zoom
  • Fastest autofocus in its class (May 2004); captures movies with sound; PictBridge compatible
  • Store images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards; 16 MB SD card included
  • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries (alkaline included, rechargeable NiMH recommended)

93. Bushnell Falcon 10x50 Wide Angle Binoculars (Black)
list price: $49.99
our price: $26.94
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Asin: B000051ZOA
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Bushnell
Sales Rank: 106
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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Great for stadium sports as well as hunting, the Bushnell Falcon is the standard in a wide-angle binocular. The durable design and finish allow for use in harsh conditions and rugged terrain. Coated lenses are helpful to keep fogout of vision and fold-down eyecups protect eyeglass lenses from scratching.The InstaFocus lever functions smoothly with just enough tension to controlthe magnification properly. ... Read more


  • Porro prism
  • 50mm objective lens
  • Magnification of 10x
  • Coated optics
  • Comes with carrying case and hand strap

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent inexpensive binocular
These binoculars perform very well during daytime and are good for the occasional birdwatcher or for viewing any outdoor event. The light weight and the insta-focus make them very easy to use. I bought them for stargazing (very tight budget!) and I am very satisfied with them giving what I paid. I have been able to locate and clearly see many Messier objects (ie. M22, M13, M11, M3, M5 and the great Andromeda Galaxy M31, and many star clusters such as M39 and the coathanger) and double stars with the Falcons, and they give a nice view of the summer milky way although the view is not very bright since the Falcons are not multicoated, but for [money] you really can't ask much. Overall, excellent value. Buy the Falcons and Terence Dickinson's 'Nightwatch' ('Turn Left at Orion' is another good one) and you can get into backyard astronomy ...

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the cost
I am a rookie bird-watcher and I would recommend this pair of binoculars for bird-watching/binocular astronomy. It can be used to track birds in flight with comparitive ease, and this is a big plus. The insta-focus is a nice concept, especially in winter when the standard knob that binoculars usually have, is a nuisance. The weight, too, is quite manageable.

I found this adequate for most birding, except for things like identifing small birds in dim light. For this, a 7x binoculars is what is usually recommended. But, this binoculars is a happy middle-path if you are also considering some binocular astronomy, since the aperture size is good.

However, there was a great deal of misting over of the lens, in damp conditions (in my case, on the Applachian trail in Tennessee). This might be a detriment in wet weather birding (waders?). Also, the shoulder strap is quite thin.

Overall, a good buy considering the low cost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price
The first piece I got was slightly defective, one of the objective lenses unscrewed very easily. Further, the left and right were not aligned perfectly. Probably a refurbished piece.
On the positive side, I got a free replacement, and the new one is in good shape. 8X-10X magnification is about the maximum one can go without using a tripod or some other stabilizer. This pair of nocks seems to have hit a good sweet spot in terms of specifications. It has a very clear picture, negligible color fringing, and the 50mm objective makes is very good for low-light viewing - focus on any patch of clear night sky, and you can see dozens of stars.
I would have rated it 5 stars if my first shipment was not defective.

5-0 out of 5 stars I like 'em
I bought these on sale for $27 with free shipping. I've wanted a pair of nocks for bird-watching and hockey viewing from the cheap seats. I am impressed, I like the fast focus, I like the contrast and balance. If I knew someone needing a birthday present, this would be a great gift for them. My expectations were exceeded. I hope you enjoy them like I have. Comes with a vinyl case, lens cloth, manual, strap, and lens covers. Yeah, the lens covers are black plastic press-on, but other bushnell nocks I've seen use the same caps. I think these will please you, and $27 is a fine price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Adjustable Focus Auto-Adjusts
These binoculars come with an "Insta-Focus" focusing lever. Unfortunately, the lever is heavy enough that it will drift away from where you set it. Thus, you must constantly re-focus these binoulars.

Additionally, these binoculars did not ship in the advertised 24 hours. They shipped in 16 days. ... Read more

94. Canon Sure Shot 115u 35mm Date Camera Kit w/ Zoom
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B00008W6RR
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Canon Cameras US
Sales Rank: 84
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Smoothly designed in a durable aluminum body, the Canon Sure Shot 115u is easy to use and can adjust to most situations to capture clear photos. The 3x zoom (38 to 115 millimeters) provides a wide range of options in snapping your subject. The autofocus system uses 3 sensors to create a sharp and clear image, even when the subject is in motion or off-center. The 115u has several shooting modes such as automatic, action, night scene, portrait, and close-up mode.

Film loading, advance, and rewind are fully automatic for easy operation, and you can even rewind mid-roll as well. The flash can be set to automatic, fill, off, or red-eye reduction. Use the exposure compensation to help show subjects out in under or over lit situations. The 10-second self-timer is useful for self-portraits or group shots. You can also imprint the date onto your photos for record-keeping. This camera kit also includes a wrist strap, soft compact case, one 3-volt lithium battery (CR2), and one 24-exposure roll of 35mm film. ... Read more


  • 3x zoom lens 35mm camera
  • 5 programmed shooting modes
  • 3-point autofocus system
  • Built-in flash with red-eye reduction
  • 10 second self-timer

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars a great buy!
I received this camera as a gift, and it has surpassed all my expectations! There are 6 zoom levels, a timer, and 5 modes (nighttime, portrait, still life, and motion are the only ones I've used). I've gotten 3 rolls of film developed, and the quality is AMAZING. My old Panasonic would zoom in well, but the developed pictures were really blurry. With the Canon Sureshot 115u, there is no blur whatsoever, even on the furthest zoom setting. An excellent buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing quality with great ease of use
This is a very simple camera to use. The results are excellent. I mostly use 800 speed films and that might contribute to the vivid colors. But I have a Nikon N50 SLR with Quantraray lens and 115u gives me quality pictures which are as good as if not better, N50. I tried night close-ups, low-light, action and general pictures. Interesting thing is that, I found Walmart development better than any other place. We usually use, Walmart one day service. They use Fuji machine vs Kodak at most other places.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this camera
I just got this camera yesterday, I haven't even developed a roll of film off of it yet, but I love it! The zoom power is amazing. I also love the compact size of it too! ... Read more

95. Nikon Coolpix 4500 4MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom

Asin: B000069096
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Nikon
Sales Rank: 2135
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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Nikon's Coolpix 4500 offers 4-megapixel resolution in the same swiveling frame as their previous Coolpix 995. The left half of the 4500--which houses the lens and flash--can be twisted around 360 degrees, making it simple to for you take pictures at a variety of angles. It's especially handy for taking self-portraits, as you can see how you look in the 1.5-inch LCD viewfinder.

A 4-megapixel capability means that you can take pictures at up to 2,272 by 1,704 pixels in size, which can be printed out at 11 by 14 without any loss of quality. Our images duly impressed us, with sharp edges, bright colors, and an incredible amount of detail. Also impressive is the 4500's 4x optical zoom. Higher than most digital cameras, the 4x zoom lets you get close to your subject, with another 4x of digital zoom available after the snap.

A built-in flash pops up when needed, and the audio recording capability lets you dictate memos to match your pictures. The rechargeable battery provides about two hours of life, although it must be removed from the camera for a recharge.

Although the 4500 features a broad range of tools for the more advanced digital photographer, it's easy enough for the beginner to use. Its 16 different scene modes--including various portraits and a panorama assist mode--make taking different types of pictures a one-click task.

Nikon includes only a 16 MB CompactFlash card, but it supports Type I and II cards, meaning you can pop in a 512 MB or 1 GB microdrive for the ultimate in storage.

The 4500 is a hefty metal camera, and you can't just drop it into a breast pocket. But you also won't be afraid of damaging it easily. It looks and feels like it works--sharp, dependable, and versatile. --J. Curtis


  • Bright, detailed images
  • High resolution and optical zoom
  • Innovative twist design


  • Hefty
  • Have to remove battery to recharge
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  • 4.0 megapixel sensor creates 2,560 x 1,920 images for prints at 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 4x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom for 8x total
  • Included 16 MB CompactFlash card holds 16 images at normal setting and 2272 pixel resolution
  • Connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
  • Uses 1 rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL1 battery (included)

Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars new to cameras, and I like it!
This camera came highly recommended by a relatively camera-savy friend, so I was a bit skeptical as most reviewers mention "options buried deep in menus" as a drawback. Before this, the only camera (digital or film) I'd ever owned were those disposable "fun-savers", so I figuered my learning curve would be huge.
Turns out, I love this thing. What sold me over the Canon G2 was the macro capabilities and the ring-light that was available, as I will be using it for both personal and dental (ie: macro) uses. I dont' find the menus too complex or anything like that....most things are just 2-3 clicks away at the most, and the menus are easy to follow. The ONLY negative I have found so far is that some things can "wash out" with the flash if taken 1-3 feet range, but you can avoid this by backing up and zooming in to the desired distance. So many features, hopefully I will use them all someday! Pictures are GREAT, close-up or landscapes. Swivel is handy, too. Hey, if I can use this thing, anyone can.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Put: It's A Nikon
For serious digital enthusiasts, this is an incredible machine for the money. First of all, it has Nikon optics. Nothing more needs to be said there. The camera operates from a completely manual mode to complete automation. The color rendition and saturation are extremely accurate and rich.

The negative items I've encountered after taking more than 1000 images are few and relatively minor. First, as with most auto-focus devices, the camera works best in well lit conditions. The pop-up flash unit is powerful, but it is delicate and needs to be treated gently. And lastly, the navigation through the on-screen menus can be a bit tricky.

I'd recommend purchasing additional memory (I use a 256Mb card), because once you get used to the features, you will enjoy bracketing your shots to take advantage of the range of performance.

2-0 out of 5 stars too much,& not enough!
>When I first read about the 4500, I was really excited about some of the features advertised,especially the macro feature.(I am a tattoo artist, and this feature helps with documenting my work)Unfortunately,the camera is not really living up to my high expectations;
>It's macro feature never seems to capture a clear photo.(either blurry ,too dark,or the flash washes the image out.)
>It's auto focus doesn't do much better.
>Technical support seemed futile each time I tried.
>It seems nearly impossible to get any point and shoot from the camera at all.

>There is one feature that I enjoy, and that's the 35 second film snips it produces...otherwise, I'd recommend a more user friendly camera.

4-0 out of 5 stars People are still buying this?
I got this cam in thailand two years ago and while it's been a real workhorse for me, i'm surprised to see it's still selling around the web. Well, maybe it's that good a camera. I give it four stars; here's why: the quality of the build is good but for the following things: focus motor connector came loose once and rubber strip on front is now super-glued. i am a journalist, so i beat the hell outta these things. as far as function: the tele-converter tc-e33d 3x is worthless on this camera without a tripod and the results are questionable even with. Performance in low light is not good. Battery life is good. And the fact that you can pop in disposables available anywhere is a blessing. Oh, the AV output connector stopped outputting some time ago...the socket in the camera is defective i suspect. BUT THE AMAZING THING is the camera's clarity in closeup mode using the WC-E24 lens. It's what you would expect from a professional SLR, but not in a consumer digital. I did some catalogue work with this camera using the ring-light adapter and I don't think the SLR could have done better. Don't be swayed by those who say why not get an SLR instead of this one, or get a tiny IXUS? This camera is perfect for the professional who already has too much to lug around and can't be bothered with tiny toys either. Good luck!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant camera for ones who have time
OK, first of all, I'm a 14-year-old wanting to just snap some pictures on the go, and something I could afford. However, my dad is a photographer and would like to have some use for a digital cam too... after lots of research, this camera is clearly the best for us. I LOVE IT! :) It has GREAT quality. The setting options are endless, but if you don't want to fool around, that's fine. Auto mode is your friend. And for those who say the menus are hard to control...sure, it could be easier. But after reading the manual, the controls really aren't THAT hard. The swivel design is really clever...and yes, Nikon customer service is horrid, but then again, so are many other companies. You've got to admit, Nikon makes amazing cameras.

If all you want is a little techie toy to show off to your friends and take some pictures, look somewhere else. It's rather bulky sometimes, but the good factors definitely outweigh that. It's not the most cool-looking camera in the world, but I'm glad Nikon focused on quality instead.

And one more thing...when they said that having to take the battery out to recharge was a bad thing? It's not, necessarily. Think about it. If you have a backup battery (like me), it is SO much better to be able to use the camera, then when one battery runs out, put it to charge while you use the other battery to keep snapping pictures. It's BETTER this way! :)

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96. Olympus C-5000 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B0000CEJI0
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 590
Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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  • 5-megapixel resolution for photo-quality poster-sized prints
  • 3x optical and 12x digital combine for a 36x total zoom; accepts add-on wide-angle and telephoto lenses
  • 1.8-inch color LCD screen; records more than 2 minutes of video; 1-inch Super Macro focus
  • Stores images on xD-Picture Card (32 MB xD card included)
  • Powered by a Li-10B rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included with charger)

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great camera
I've had this camera for a few days now and it is awesome. It takes great pictures and has a lot of options. I don't have a detailed review since I've only owned the camera for a short period of time but when I was trying to decide which camera to purchase some of the reviews for this camera said it took poor indoor pictures...this is not true. I've only taken pictures indoor and the quality is above most cameras.

4-0 out of 5 stars Prosumer quality at consumer prices
I am very impressed with the high quality of pictures the camera produces. It captures great detail and the photos look very good in print 5x7 as well as on the screen.

Great price for 5 mpx
Controls are easy;
operates like a point and shoot;
many shooting modes;
panaroma mode - excellent for 180 deg views of landscapes

a. Boot up time : about 45 secs to 1 min
b. Battery
1. Propriety size battery : expensive to replace ($50 US)
2. Life of battery : Not in line with my expectations
3. Battery life remaining indicator: Not accurate, misleading.Jumps rapidly from full charge to no charge.
c. Focusing close subjects a problem sometimes

Overall its a great camera with these small problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars cheaper elsewhere
GReat Camera,,,, but you can get it about $80 cheaper than target$399 if you go to amazon site. I got the exact same camera for $313 and free around

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific little camera
The picture quality of this camera is something to behold. I read of people saying the camera gives noisy pictures and all but they're probably using their camera with the settings at default. Set the sharpness to -2 and the aliasing and sharpening artifacts just disappear! You end up with rich and highly detailed pictures worthy of the 5MP tag. The colour that this camera gives is simply beautiful.

I have found the FL-20 flash to be a very good match as well. This small unit balances nicely with this camera and lends a lot more oomph to strobe lighting needs.

Yes, it's not a perfect camera: no low light focus beam (though the camera still focuses quite well in lowish light situations - you can also just switch to manual focus if you need and just guesstimate distance to subject); no histogram (I don't use it much anyway) and no sound with movies. But the goodies especially the picture quality outweighs the bads: Li-ion battery (very good battery life), good usable ISO range from 50, 80 ,160 (320 is as expectedly noisy), lightweight and small size, good manual exposure range (A/S), etc.

If you're after very high picture quality, pictures that have great detail (without that almost over smooth "Canon look") and colour, this is a terrific option for the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Camera
I bought this camera about 2 months ago and as far as I'm concerned it's a great little camera. I don't understand some of the other comments that give it a low rating. But in my experience I've taken my camera on field trips, weddings you name it and the pictures came out great. The quality of the pictures are excellent indoors and outdoors. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have audio on the movies. Other than that this camera is terrific. Some of these people need to get a life. ... Read more

97. JVC GRD230 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom
list price: $699.99
our price: $349.99
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Asin: B0001B86G8
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: JVC
Sales Rank: 29
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The features of the compact, versatile GRD230 are accessible right out of the box. The record button is right under yourthumb, and the digital still shutter button is exactly where your index finger comes to rest on top of the unit. Playback and mode functions are likewise clearly marked and easy to reach under the flip-out LCD screen. The camcorder's well-thought-out design manifests itself in a dozen other thoughtful details as well. One of our favorites is that closing theLCD screen turns the power off, and opening it turns it on, which facilitates quick-draw shooting and means you'll be unlikely to run down the battery accidentally.

Turn the camcorder on and off simply by closing and opening the LCD screen.
Which is all well and good, but how's the image fidelity? Decent to excellent. Daylight, of course, provides the most vibrant colors and the sharpest contours. But we found that even indoors, under the kind of fluorescent lighting you mightfind at, say, the offices of a Seattle-based online retailer, the video quality is surprisingly good. One thing the GRD230 does extremely well--and this is not a feature JVC calls out--is take sharp close-ups. We could see clear detail from as close as 5 centimeters away. Image stabilization is among the best we have ever seen: zoom in on a detail across the room, and the picture is as steady as if the camera had been mounted on a tripod.

One of the big draws of the GRD230 is the SD memory card slot that lets you take digital stills(the unit includes an 8 MB card, but you will almost certainly want to get a higher-capacity card as soon as possible).All the power of the 10x zoom lens is also available in still mode (forget about the advertised 500x "digital" zoom, whi ch is nothing but a cropping mechanism), and there is almost no shutter lag. Plus, the GRD230 does close-ups as well in still image mode as it does in video mode.

Freakishly good close-ups.
(Actual still picture taken with the GRD230 --
See full-sized image.)
The twin white LED auto-lights are a nice touch, even if their power is not overwhelming. The LEDs come on automaticallywhenever light is low (you can override this manually) but drain battery power at about a tenth the rate of conventional lights. Power management in general is something the GRD230 does very well indeed. An entire day of intermittent shooting on one charge proved to be no problem.

We do have a few complaints. Automatic mode is not as automatic as it might be; we had to manually adjust the brightness on a few occasions. Transmission to a PC via the USB cord required the installation of drivers from the included CD-ROM. (Isn't the U in "USB" supposed to stand for "universal"? Why do some cameras require a special driver and other s don't?) Also, the shape of the camera body, with its round hump, rather suspiciously makes the GRD230 look like a DVD camcorder. JVC isn't trying to fool anyone, are they? No matter: DVD or no DVD, you would be hard pressed to find anything at this price even approaching the quality and features of this tidy little unit. --David Stoesz


  • Compact, intuitive design
  • Decent image quality
  • SD card slot for digital stills
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Shaped deceptively like a DVD camcorder
  • LED lights have a very limited range
  • USB connection requires installation of cumbersome software
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  • Ultra-compact MiniDV camcorder and still camera with 1.33-megapixel CCD
  • 10x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 500x) and image stabilizer
  • Crystal View rotating 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD, to reduce glare and reflections from the LCD screen
  • Illumi-Light: Built-in Auto light using twin LED lights for 1/10th the power consumption
  • BN-V408U 800 mAh Lithium-ion, high-capacity, rechargeable battery pack; camera has built-in battery charger

98. Sony DCRTRV260 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom
list price: $349.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0001BVT0S
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 83
Average Customer Review: 3.14 out of 5 stars
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  • Digital8 Handycam camcorder and digital still camera with 460,000-pixel CCD
  • 20x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 990x) with Super SteadyShot image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch rotating LCD and black-and-white viewfinder
  • Low-light recording settings, built-In white LED light, and manual focus
  • NP-FM30 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars NOT backward compatible
This model is NOT backward compatible with old analogue Hi8 tapes. So, if you have some old footage from your old analogue camcorder that you want to dump into the computer, this is NOT the camera for you. I was told by the store that it would play them, but it doesn't. And Sony also agreed that it does not. That feature is not available until the 460. <br /> <br /> I can't comment on the record side of this camera, because I never even tested that. I tested its ability to play old tape first, and it does not, so back it goes.

2-0 out of 5 stars disappointing
Very slow to focus! Compared to older models it is very shakey as well. It does not hold a candle to last years trv250 model, so check your stores as I found last years model at a great price.

5-0 out of 5 stars love it
i love my new sony handycam it has nite vision and it has the usb cabel hookups and the a/v hookups even though they dont make a remote for it i dont care bout that i love this camera and i use it for skateboarding ....they also showed on the news that this and another model was the top two to own.. i love to make dvds outta of it

3-0 out of 5 stars If You Want Digital8, Get The TRV-460 Instead!
Someone stole my DCR-TRV240 camcorder, so I thought I'd purchase a DCR-TRV260 so that I could play my old Digital 8 tapes and continue converting my VHS tapes to digital. Big mistake! On the plus side, the TRV260 is somewhat smaller front-to-back than the TRV240. On the minus side: (1) The TRV 260 lacks the ability to make digital copies of VHS videotapes that the TRV 240 had. That is, the A/V jack is only "out," not "in/out." (2) There is no audio input jack or headphone jack, so you can't connect an external microphone or listen to the audio that you're recording. (3) There's no "Intelligent Accessory Shoe" so you can't connect an extra video light or a shotgun mike.

Since the DCRTRV250 mentioned in the February-March 2004 Amazon reviews is apparently no longer manufactured, if you're in the market for a new Digital8 camcorder, get the TRV 460 instead for $50 more. It has "Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass Through" (i.e., "Convert and/or record any analog NTSC video source to digital video via the analog inputs," even in real-time - which was not found on the TRV-250). In addition (and less important to me), the TRV-460 has the ability to record still pictures on a Memory Stick (instead of on the D8 tape), a remote control, and a "Touch Panel" LCD screen. The TRV460 still doesn't have #2 or #3 in the paragraph above, but at least it's closer to what I came to expect from the 240. When I receive my 460, I'm going to take all my analog and D8 videos and digitize them to a format readable by computers into the foreseeable future since VHS and D8 are both moribund. Buy the DCRTRV460 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder from!

2-0 out of 5 stars Like this model? Better buy TRV250 then!
Beware! It doenst have a remote control. Otherwise it is same as the TRV250 model. Still, it costs much more than TRV250. Better go and buy TRV250, it is amazing.
I also planned on buying TRV260, but just realized in time that 235 was certainly the better of the two, lesser price and you get remote control too! Now, thats a deal! ... Read more

99. Kodak EasyShare CX7330 3.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom & Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock with 64MB Memory Card
list price: $349.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0002ZVC0A
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Kodak Digital
Sales Rank: 6
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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  • 3.1-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-14-inch enlargements
  • Retinar 3x aspheric all-glass optical zoom lens combines with 3.3x digital zoom for a total of 9x zoom
  • Printer dock creates real Kodak prints anywhere in minutes; connects directly to PictBridge
  • Store images in 16 MB of internal memory; also includes Special BONUS 64 MB memory card
  • Powered by two AA-size batteries (alkalines included, rechargeable NiMH recommended)

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars best camera ever!
This was my first digital camera and I could not be any happier! It is so easy to use and the software is great. I would not change one thing about it. Be sure to get a memory card and extra batteries though. The pictures turn out perfect. I would recommend this camera to anyone!

4-0 out of 5 stars Most bang for the buck
I bought this camera on sale a got a $30 gift card so I am happy. The video and sound quality is unbelievably high quality. The software is very easy to use. I was amazed how easy it was to remove red eye from previous pictures taken from my fugi film camera. I have not experienced red eye with this camera, but if I do the software will remove it very easily. The body looks cheap but it feels sturdy when you hold it. It has so many features that come in higher priced cameras, the bang for the buck is what counts for me. Cons I don't like the USB under the flemsy plastic flap. This same flap conceals the a/v out and SD card. The less I have to open that flimsy plastic flap the better. Other than that all is good to go. I would definitely recommend this camera to family and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product!
This was my first digital camera purchase and I could not have chosen a better buy. I have only had this camera two days and I already know how to work every feature. It comes with everything you need to get started. This camera is very functional with flash options, a zoom feature, self-timer (allowing you to get in the picture), 5 picture-taking settings and a video mode. I would suggest buying an SD (Secure Digital) card and extra batteries to get more pictures from your camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars love it
after a long wait and reviewing many cameras I opted for this one and pretty much took it home opened it and started taking pictures. Attended a wedding that weekend and couldn't use it enough playing with the video snapping pictures. Print perfectly and easy to use, doesn't take much. Great carry along size also, but do need the extra storage card to hold more pictures. ... Read more

100. Polaroid Spectra 1200SI Instant Camera Kit
list price: $109.99
our price: $99.94
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Asin: B00004RF6K
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Polaroid
Sales Rank: 819
Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI camera kit combines Polaroid's Spectra 1200SI camera with a pack of Spectra film so that you can begin snapping pictures immediately. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI offers great versatility. A member of Polaroid's instant-camera family, it takes Polaroid's trademark instant pictures. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI features an electronic viewfinder that provides distance and light information as well as auditory and visual signals that cue you to the right photographic conditions. A panel also allows control of exposure, autofocus, autoflash, and the self-timer. The Polaroid Spectra 1200SI camera kit includes an adjustable hand strap and a five-year warranty. ... Read more


  • Instant camera with premium features
  • Uses Polaroid Spectra Platinum film
  • 10-zone autofocus, automatic flash, and electronic viewfinder
  • Selectable self-timer, picture adjustment on control panel
  • 1 pack of Polaroid Spectra Platinum film included

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best polaroid camera so far
The last polaroid camera I owned was in the early 70's. I remember squeezing the sides of the shutter button to get a "yes" or a "no" in my view finder before I could take the picture. I also remember pushing single flash bulbs into the flash pocket in front of the camera. Taking a picture with a polaroid was always an event. Despite the fact that this was the only instant camera around, I always felt I had to take my time to get the best picture possible. And, I didn't want to waste precious film as it cost so much. And, it was all black and white (which now have an archival quality to them).

It was with this nostalgia that I purchased this camera and I was delighted. First of all, I love the new compact, sleek design. The camera is still fairly large and heavy. The photo quality is good but not great. No more peeling film or inserting flash bulbs. There are some sophisticated extras on this camera but my favorite is the auto-timer, so now I can take photos of myself. I lent it to a friend who needed to take photos of bridesmaid gowns she was considering to show her sister who was getting married and my friend was hooked. I had to beg for the camera back. Despite the so-so picture quality there's no getting around the "fun" factor of a polaroid. In spite of all the digital technology and sophisticated cameras now available, there is still an itch that only a polaroid can satisfy. I love my polaroid. Get this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars very good
i first bought this as a present for a friend of mine. After i took a few pictures with it,i was honestly very impressed! The picture quality was very good, not great.
The camera was slightly big and in a little bit of an odd shape to hold, but i didnt mind that too much.
Id recommend this camera, but not if your looking for excellent picture quality. Its still a fun camera and really convientant how you dont need to have it developed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Every picture we took with this camera came out
great! We used it at our wedding for the guest book and I was so happily surprised how great they all came out! Some of the best pictures we have are from this camera!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Pictures
I'm a Great Grandmother who finds this camera very easy to use. Big improvement over the first Poloroid instant camera which I owned. When I bought this Sprecta 1200si there was a camera case on the same page which I also bought. However, it didn't fit this camera! I would like to know where I can buy one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Photos
The Polaroid Spectra 1200si, using the bright Spectra film, produces superb photos in almost any circumstance. The camera focuses automatically, beeping if you are too close to your subject, and adjusts to various lighting conditions.

The timer feature is simple to use, giving off a very helpful insistent beeping as the picture is about to be taken - rather than taking a photo of you telling your family the camera's about to take a picture, it takes a photo of everyone paying attention to the beeping Spectra.

If all of this beeping is too much to bear, you can set the camera to a silent mode.

I use a variety of Polaroid and Minolta APS cameras for art and family photos. When I need a reliably good picture right away, I reach for the Spectra and am rarely disappointed. Polaroid, by the way, is an extremely responsive company with great technical assistance and customer service. ... Read more

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