Photograph the invisible world with the $300 Celestron 44340 digital microscope, which can magnify objects up to 400 times. An LCD screen lets you view images in real time, and the built-in two-megapixel camera lets you save your discoveries to a memory card.
If the heavens above are more your style, the Meade ETX-LS telescope features a digital camera with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The ETX-LS sells for $1,300 and comes with a tripod and a computer-controlled mount that make finding celestial objects a snap.
For active souls, such as cyclists or climbers, Oregon Scientific’s $250 waterproof and shock-resistant ATC5K camcorder is just the thing. The camera is small and light enough to attach to a helmet or strap to a limb. The ATC5K captures video at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames per second and can also take still images.