Nikon Coolpix S3100
14 megapixels; 5x optical zoom; 26mm wide-angle; Digital image stabilization; 2.7-inch LCD; 720p HD video; Captures to SD/SDHC media cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The Nikon S3100 holds up the low-end of the company's "stylish" offerings. For a $140 camera, the metal body and styling are commendable -- there aren't many budget point-and-shoots with this kind of quality construction -- and the 5x zoom range and 720p video are solid for the price, too. Expect acceptable, not great image quality; it'll do just fine as a carry-around camera.