Holiday Gift Guide Suggestions for Tech Talk Part 2

All Items are Sorted by Price - Most Expensive to Least Expensive

Hitachi DZ-GX3300A

The flagship of proprietary Hitachi DVD Camcorder technology, the DZGX3300A is the most innovative DVD camcorder ever designed. Breakthrough Oversampling technology is able to record images that are six times the number of pixels required for DVD. The result is more crisp and sharp life-like images for both captured video and still images. With 3 Megapixels of capturing power combined with highly refined Hitachi optics, the DZGX3300A delivers the most dimensional and detailed cinematic performance ever. The Built-In Flash and Multi-Coated Lens System enable superior picture capture in any lighting conditions. Experience the ultimate in home movie creation with the superior technologies and performance of the best Hitachi DVD Camcorder.

Product Highlights

  • 5 Formats of Compatibility
  • Industry Leading compatibility assures that the right media can be found at any retail outlet. Choose from four choices of disc media: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM or choose SD memory cards for photo's
  • Oversampling
  • Greater image information captured to provide more data for optimal picture performance
  • Hitachi Advanced Image Processing
  • Delivering the most vivid and detailed picture through processing each individual incoming frame
  • Photo Frame Grab
  • Select and store individual video frames as photos without interrupting recording
  • Widescreen Video Recording
  • Record in a 16:9 aspect ratio that matches the true 16:9 widescreen format of HDTV's
  • Widescreen 2.7" LCD
  • Large display enables easy monitoring of picture during recording
  • One Touch Finalize Button
  • Easily finalize discs with a single button to be played immediately in DVD player
  • Sleep/Restart Battery Saver
  • Efficiently conserve battery in standby mode then with a single button restart recording in less than a second
  • Built in Flash
  • In-camera flash for superior digital stills in dark environments
  • Slim Design Lightweight Portability
  • Innovative slim yet durable design, weighing in under 2 lb, perfect for traveling

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Kodak's EASYSHARE P880 Zoom Digital Camera

A professional-quality wide-angle lens for enhanced creative capability with a fast f/2.8-f/4.1  24-140 mm wide-angle lens 5.8X optical zoom, with the professional-quality all glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens featuring manual zoom and focus rings. You will love the ability to take wide angle photos, a feature not found in most other digital cameras in this price range!

Capture maximum clarity and detail with exceptional resolution with the 8.0 MP sensor for excellent resolution and prints up to 30 Ã, 40 in. (75 Ã, 100 cm) which will capture stunning, accurate color with KODAK Color Science

Proprietary RAW* file format for full creative flexibility. (* RAW editing not supported on MACINTOSH operating systems)

Capture profound precision and brilliance with the 8.0 MP sensor. Create prints up to 30 × 40 in (75 × 100 cm).







Advanced video features for an excellent on-screen performance. Capture VGA (640 x 480) video at 30 fps and you can zoom during capture. On-camera video editing, including trim, cut, split, merge, fast forward, and rewind. You can even print 2 Ã, 3 in. (50 Ã, 75 mm) wallet-sized photos from video
Be in control with sophisticated camera features such as the hot shoe flash connector and PC flash sync for enhanced, flexible lighting control, proprietary RAW* file format for full creative flexibility. You can view pictures on the high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) and 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) indoor/outdoor color LCD

24 mm fast wide-angle 5.8X (24–140 mm) all-glass SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens featuring manual focus and zoom rings

Sophisticated video features: on-camera video editing including trim, cut, split, and merge, zoom, and a still frame print option







The manual controls offered:

  •  Exposure compensation' +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV step
  • Shutter speed' automatic: 1/2-1/4000 sec.; manual (S, M): 16-1/4000 sec
  • ISO equivalents' automatic: 50-200 selectable in PASM and custom except .08 MP picture size; manual: ISO 400-600
  • Auto-focus' multi-zone, center-zone, 25 selectable points
  • Exposure metering type' selectable zone AE (25 positions), multi-pattern AE, center-weighted AE, center-spot AE
  • White balance' auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, cloudy, open shade, sunset, custom 1-3, one-push WB available as one of WB mode, WB compensation available in PASM and C modes
  • Flash compensation' +/- 1.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
  • Built-in flash mode' slow synch fill flash, off, red-eye reduction with flash, algorithm, or both
  • Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, and custom modes
  • Program mode (P)' camera sets optimal shutter speed and aperture combination 
  • Aperture priority mode (A)' you choose aperture, the camera sets shutter speed 
  • Shutter priority mode (S)' you choose shutter speed, the camera sets aperture 
  • Custom mode (C) allows you to create your own capture mode
  • The KODAK EASYSHARE P880 Zoom Digital Camera remembers your settings until you change them
  • Set your preference for PASM, picture quality, JPEG compression, resolution, color, and sharpness of your picture

Five shooting modes (program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, custom), and multiple scene and color modes

Be in control of your lighting with the hot shoe flash connector and PC flash sync







Histogram feature - Verify the exposure os using the histogram feature with highlight and shadow clipping

Programmed scene modes -

  • Portrait modes' standard, night portrait, anti-shake night portrait
  • Landscape modes' standard and night landscape
  • Bright scene modes' beach and snow
  • Action mode' sport
  • Close-up modes' flower and super close-up
  • Party mode' use for photos of people in indoor setting in lower light
  • Text/documents mode' for sharp text when photographing documents
  • Manner/museum mode' use when sound or flash is not desired
  • Low-light modes' sunset, candlelight, backlight

3 color modes

  • Color (high, low, natural) 
  • Sepia 
  • Black and white

Suggested List $399.95 but I have seen it for as little as $289.99

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SanDisk Sansa®  e200R Rhapsody Series MP3 Players

The Sansa® e200R Rhapsody Series MP3 players are based on the flagship products of SanDisk's audio line. Created by the leaders in flash memory and 'optimized' for the Best Buy Digital Music Store experience (powered by Rhapsody), this flash-based player provides everything you need for music, photo, and video clip playback.

The very attractive, sleek design includes a 1.8' TFT color screen with advanced navigational features and an easy to use interface. You can also avoid scratches and cracks with the strong scratch resistant alloy metal backing. The Sansa e200R Rhapsody provides superior sound playback and supports Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription music. The SanDisk Media Converter supports most image formats to enjoy photos and small personal videos.

The Sansa e200R Rhapsody provides a microSD card slot for content portability and additional capacity with your 2GB, 4GB, 6GB or 8GB units.

Availability US only
Available only at Best Buy Stores and Rhapsody online store.      

Sansa® e280R Rhapsody 8GB MP3 Player
Price: $249.99

Sansa® e270R Rhapsody 6GB MP3 Player
Price: $219.99

Sansa® e260R Rhapsody 4GB MP3 Player
Price: $179.99

Sansa® e250R Rhapsody 2GB MP3 Player
Price: $139.99
To read our full review of the Sansa® e250R Rhapsody 2GB MP3 Player Click Here

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Rand McNally GPS Navigator

For people who have everything but a good sense of direction, now  they can pick that up too in the form of a sleek, portable device  that can fit easily into a briefcase or purse. Rand McNally - the  oldest and most trusted name in maps and directions - just released  the GPS Navigator.

Here's what sets the Rand McNally GPS Navigator apart from other  portable navi systems on the market:


  1. Backed by a company with 150 years' experience in mapping and navigation.
  2. Designed with the leisure traveler in mind, it comes preloaded
    with 26 award-winning road trips selected by Rand McNally's editors.
    In addition to the driving itinerary, each trip includes recommended
    dining, shopping and other attractions along the route.
  3. Only GPS to come with a companion printed road atlas and trip
    planner to overcome the limitations of a device screen to provide
    "big-picture" map perspective.
  4. Slim, lightweight design is more than an inch thinner than many
    devices in its class; fits easily in a briefcase or purse.
  5. Extended tech support hours vs. competitors.
  6. Equipped with most sensitive GPS receiver on the market -- the SiRF III chip

The GPS Navigator is available for $499.99 and comes programmed  with maps of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin  Islands. Directions are available in French, Spanish and English.



For The Person Who Has Everything Uniden's Gift Solution: The WXI377 Submersible Phone (MSRP: $49.99)

Uniden Waterproof Phone


This unique gift is perfect as an outdoor cordless phone to keep next to the pool. A JIS7 submersible rating combined with a floating handset, rubber side grips, 900MHz extended range, 7 hour talk time/14 day battery life, caller ID/Call waiting and 30 Caller ID memory locations is sure to make this phone the coolest and most unforgettable gift of the year.







SANDISK - Memory Cards

You can count on SanDisk to have the right memory card for your device, and your lifestyle. Trust SanDisk's leading edge technology to let you transfer, store and view your world of photos, music, video and data with ease.

SanDisk SD™ Cards

SanDisk SecureDigital™ (SD) Cards let you capture your world of photos, videos, music and data, quickly and easily. And, with the SD card's built-in user-friendly write protection feature, you can be confident that your files won't be overwritten by accident.

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Cards

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO and PRO Duo cards deliver optimal performance, optimal pricing, advanced security, and guaranteed compatibility with all Sony® Memory Stick PRO compatible devices. 


SanDisk CompactFlash® Cards

With so many choices, there's sure to be a SanDisk CompactFlash Card that's perfect for capturing your world!


SanDisk xD-Picture Card

Ultra compact with high capacity in one of the smallest memory formats available today. Compatible with all xD-Picture Card devices. 

SanDisk miniSD™ Cards

The miniSD card offers all of the performance and benefits of a full-size SD card, but at about half the size it is the most popular format for multifunction mobile phones.


SanDisk microSD™/TransFlash™ Cards

The smallest memory card in the world and the newest standard SD flash memory format specifically designed for ultra-small mobile phones.


SanDisk MMCmobile™ Cards

The MMCmobile card is an ultra high-speed reduced-size MMC that supports dual voltage memory card slots providing across-the-board compatibility with all RS-MMC and MMC slots in mobile phones.

SanDisk Ultra II™ Mobile

SanDisk Ultra II™ Mobile cards are high-performance memory cards ideal for mobile device enthusiasts looking for the best performance and quality to store their premium content.

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