Buyer's Guide: Best Of Tech

Shopping in the high-tech aisle can be scary. Those blinky lights, those haughty salesclerks. That's why we've gone through all the major product categories and picked out the best bet at each of thre


CHEAP $219 OLYMPUS BRIO D-100 This 1.3-megapixel camera is all you need if you're not going to be making prints any bigger than snapshots. The camera produces sharp images and slips easily into your pocket, and its system for transferring images to your computer is a breeze to operate.

MODERATE $600 SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-P5 A 3.3-megapixel camera that delivers great picture resolution in an attractive, compact package with easy-to-navigate menus. If you want to trim your costs, the Sony DSC-P3 model offers all the same features, except the 3X optical zoom, for $100 less.

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