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Today's top deals include a pair of well-regarded cameras that help casual photographers get professional-looking pictures with ease. The Fujifilm FinePix JX650 is a bargain-basement option, while those looking to spend (and receive) a bit more can opt for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80. Hoping to grab one or the other? Join gdgt and add the gadgets you're shopping for to your "Want" list -- every time there's a price cut, you'll get an email alert!
Since most modern phones are equipped with decent cameras, low-end point-and-shoots need to distinguish themselves with some seriously compelling features. This Fujifilm boasts the 16-megapixel resolution to do just that, and includes niceties such as face detection, a built-in flash with multiple modes and the ability to shoot HD video. The camera makes sense for casual shutterbugs who don't want to sacrifice resolution.
Sony's 16.2-megapixel camera works great in low-light and rapid action situations, and its Optical SteadyShot feature promises to keep shaky hands from blurring photos. It also connects via WiFi, making it easy to transfer your photos to your computer. You can find cameras with fuller feature sets, but this one's a decent fit for budding hobbyists.
The Slingbox let you access live TV, on demand and DVR recordings from a computer or (via a $30 app) a mobile device, freeing you up to be a couch potato beyond the boundaries of your living room. The 350 nailed an impressive 84 gdgt Score, earning praise for its simple setup and streaming quality. The price has jumped up and down in the past several months, but $148 is as low as we've ever seen it.
HP 2000-2D10NR Laptop
Price: $280 (regularly $400). Free shipping.
Buy: Office Depot
This HP is a low-end, dirt-cheap option perfect for students and workaholics on a seriously strict budget. It's equipped with standard fare such as an HD webcam, 4GB memory and a 500GB hard drive, while eking out a respectable four hours of life from its battery thanks to a 1.8GHz CPU from AMD. It's tough to find a name-brand machine with similar specs for cheaper.
FordEx Group 300lm Mini Cree LED Flashlight
Price: $3.40 (regularly $35).
It's always helpful to have a flashlight around, be it at your bedside or in your glove compartment. The more compact the light the better, and this FordEx fits in the palm of your hand. It's also waterproof and lets you toggle between low and high brightness modes.
Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Price: $20 (regularly $30). Free shipping/Prime.
Most horror franchises worth their weight in screams become trilogies, and Visceral Games' Dead Space accomplished that task early this year with Dead Space 3. The survival horror epic has you outgunned on a desolate planet, battling zombie-like necromorphs. In its giddy review, Joystiq calls it an "exciting, shining and mammoth adventure," praising its sense of suspense and integration of co-op into the campaign.
Sling Media Slingbox 350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80