Sometimes we don’t want our dSLRs with us — they certainly don’t help the looks of a nice shirt and a blazer, for instance — and so a small, secondary camera is always a good thing to have around. Our dream jacket-pocket cam right now is the Sony Cyber-Shot T7 ($330), which features a 3x optical zoom, a 2.5 inch LCD, and 5.1 megapixels, all in a package that is only 5/8” deep at it’s deepest point.
Digital camcorders offer amazing features and allow for great artistic flexibility once the video gets back to a computer. The one major problem we’ve always had with them are that most are simply too damn big for us to take anywhere but events where we are shooting video as a job, and then we take a high-end model, all of which are way too big to take around sightseeing or the like. With the Sony DCR-PC55 ($650), our troubles may be over. At only 10 ounces and a diminutive four inches tall and only three inches wide, this little fella is only slightly bigger than a 60GB iPod — pretty impressive for a device with a three inch touchscreen.