2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Cars and Electronics
Snap better photos, drown out annoying coworkers, hit 0-60 in less than five seconds, and scare the bejeezus out of your cat.
By Stan Horaczek
Nikon D600 ($2,100)
Size matters … when it comes to the sensor inside your digital camera. The chip inside this DSLR is 1.5-times larger than what you’ll find in most consumer models. What does that mean? You’ll see better colors and photos that look a lot less awful if they’re shot in low-light environments. The D600 also shoots HD video and will make you totally forget that your smartphone even has a camera built into it.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 ($1,000 and up)
In laptop mode, the IdeaPad looks and works just like a regular ultra book, with a keyboard and a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen. But flip the screen and close the lid and it becomes a full-on tablet perfect for reading or watching movies. The battery lasts for up to eight hours, which is plenty of juice for getting work done or trying to beat your high score at Fruit Ninja.