HotHardware's 2012 Back To School Shopping Guide
No longer do you need a DSLR for most photographic opportunities. Say hello to Canon's own mirrorless entry. It has the specs of a Rebel T4i, but a size that's far smaller. There's an 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, and the company is shipping two lenses for the new format: the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens– and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. It'll also handle 1080p HD movies, and comes with an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800 in High mode), a DIGIC 5 Image Processor and an SD/SDXC card slot.
The EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $799.99; it'll hit most stores in black, but a white model will be available via Canon's website.
Microsoft Touch Mouse
This is easily the most suave mouse of the past year, and it's engineered to work beautifully with Windows 8, launching this fall. For those expecting to upgrade, this is a great way to ensure you're ready for the gesture control that lies ahead. It also features BlueTrack Technology so you can use it on virtually any surface, and it includes Backpack Mode to power down and sleep along with the computer it’s paired to. It'll ship for $69.95, presumably in time for the Windows 8 launch in October.
Astro A50 Audio System Headset
Ion Cade Core
Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System