17th Street Photo
17th Street Photo's attentive staff vets a glut of cameras and equipment shipped directly from manufacturers' warehouses, complete with full warranties. Pupating shutterbugs can get started with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10—a water-, shock-, freeze-, and dust-proof digital point-and-click sturdy enough to survive even the most brutal ballet recitals ($189). More seasoned memory snipers, however, can record spontaneous action two hours at a time with the sleek, white Flip video camera ($159). A large, malleable Rogue FlashBender bends and reflects light into an attractively even sheen, and the Manfrotto Modo Maxi tripod with quick release liberates photogs to record long-exposure wonders such as moonrises and sloth marathons ($70). Once the last shot has snapped, display images in futuristic fashion with a Vivitar digital keychain ($19.89).