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Camera: Nikon D3100

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For safaris or soccer matches, nothing beats the speed of a digital SLR, and the up-to-three-frames-per-second capability of Nikon’s entry-level model ensures you won’t miss a thing. The list of manual options is endless, but we like the “Guide” mode, which delivers on-screen tips on how to handle everything from low-light close-ups to beachfront portraits. $700; nikonusa.com.

Best Travel Gadgets 2011

Camera: Nikon D3100

For safaris or soccer matches, nothing beats the speed of a digital SLR, and the up-to-three-frames-per-second capability of Nikon’s entry-level model ensures you won’t miss a thing. The list of manual options is endless, but we like the “Guide” mode, which delivers on-screen tips on how to handle everything from low-light close-ups to beachfront portraits. $700; nikonusa.com.

Courtesy of Nikon

Best Travel Gadgets 2011

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