A tough, full-featured, well-built medium zoom lens, the Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR's relatively high price tag may nevertheless make you want to consider other options.
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens is a solidly performing medium-zoom lens, with good optics and image stabilization, that will appeal to more than just the entry-level crowd.
Although it's a solid backpack for toting some pro gear and a large laptop, the Lowepro Fastpack 250's design still has a few rough edges.
Kata's DR-467 Digital Rucksack is an excellent choice for a backpack to tote your SLR, a few lenses, some extra gear, and a laptop.
A solid, compact backpack, the Lowepro Fastpack 100 lets you carry a dSLR and a lens or two, plus some personal items in comfort.
Manfrotto's Modosteady Three-in-One cleverly combines a tabletop tripod, a shoulder brace, and a counterbalance stabilizer for shooting video, but most of that's moot if you've got a good optical stabilizer in your camcorder.
If you need a bag to haul lots of photo gear through rugged terrain, Lowepro's Vertex 200 AW can get the job done.
If you need to carry only an SLR body, a couple of lenses, and a few accessories, the Express 6 is a safe and fashionable way to haul your gear.
A new take on the classic holster design, Lowepro's Cirrus TLZ 25 camera bag is a great choice if you typically only bring along one lens when you take your dSLR out shooting.
Lowepro's Clips 140 is a small, well-built bag that's perfect for a camcorder, but it can also fit an entry-level dSLR with a kit lens.
While most camera backpacks tend to be very large, this midsize backpack is just right for non-pros who want to bring along a larger telephoto lens, as well as flashes, and some other gear.
Designed with pro gear in mind, the Lowepro SlingShot 300AW protects your equipment while providing quick access on the go.
Great for day hikes or vacationers who can't leave the SLR at home, the Adventure 9 combines a serious camera backpack on bottom with a small daypack compartment in the top.
The third time's the charm for this unique special-effect SLR lens.
This simple little gizmo can be indispensable in geotagging your photos, if the terrain's right and you're willing to be creative.
The Motorola SD4500 offers a unique if complicated solution for integrating your cell and landline phones.