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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

And so the DSLR wars continue. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i ($900) is the latest salvo from Canon, offering a number of improvements over the T1i it replaces. Highlights include 3.7fps shooting, ISO up to 6400, an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p video at both 30 and 24 fps with full manual exposure control, an iFCL 63-zone dual-layer metering system, a 3-inch LCD, support for SDXC memory cards, and a 9-point AF system. If you're already a Canon shooter, or simply want to save some money, the T2i also comes in a body-only package for $800, giving you $100 to put towards a better lens than the middling 18-55 kit glass — in fact, it'll pretty much cover Canon's base 50mm f/1.8 prime.

  • Pentax Optio I-10

    Been lusting after the SLR styling of a micro four-thirds camera but can't foot the sizable bill? The Pentax Optio I-10 ($300; February 2010) is a reasonable alternative. Available in black or white, it features retro SLR styling, including a leatherette front panel, Pentax logo front and center, and a decidedly old-school control layout, and while it lacks the interchangeable lenses of a micro four-thirds cam, it partially makes up for it with a 5x 28mm-140mm equivalent optical zoom lens, a mechanical sensor-shift shake reduction system, a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD, ISO up to 6400, and 720p HD video capture.

  • Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Monopod

    Folding up to a smallish 14 inches, the Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Monopod ($250) brings you pro-level camera stabilization in a compact form factor that's perfect for carting around on your travels. Features include the G-Lock system for easy and secure locking, 6X carbon fiber construction for maximum strength and durability at the lightest possible weight, a six-section design for compactness, and a pro-level price.