Tech Gift Guide

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2011-12-12T05:30:49Z

Photograph courtesy of Sony

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Alpha A77

Who makes it: Sony
What it costs: $1,399
Why we like it: Sony may be a relatively new entrant into the digital SLR category, but you wouldn't know it from the A77. Its massive 24.3-megapixel sensor and high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder make it a star in what's called the "prosumer" category--consumers who want professional features--for shooting photos and videos.

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