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The Magnificent Seven
When you’re standing atop Glacier Point looking out over Yosemite Valley, you’re going to wish you had the best optics to enjoy and take home the view. Canon’s new ES6000 ($1,699) is expensive but spiffy, with an “eye control” feature that tracks what the user is looking at through the
Still-photo types will appreciate the auto-focus capability and all-around ease-of-use of Nikon’s N6006 ($563 for body only). Pair it with a Sigma 28-200 F3.8-5.6 zoom lens ($451) to get just about any shot you’ll come across on vacation. For even simpler vacation picture-taking, Pentax’s
Olympus’s new Stylus Zoom 105 ($436) is billed as the smallest, lightest weatherproof camera on the market to come with a 3:1 zoom, red-eye reduction, auto-focus, and built-in flash. And though expensive for a point-and-shoot, Minolta’s slick little Vectis 40
For just taking a closer look at things, Canon’s 10 X 25A compact binoculars ($219) fold for easy storage and are built to take the kind of abuse you can expect on vacation. For even sharper viewing, especially in low light, Steiner’s Rocky 10 X 28 binoculars ($649) have razor-sharp optics with special coatings for