If you are a bang-for-the-buck type of a buyer, the never-ending parade of new models can generate some potentially good deals for you with previous/older models that may go overlooked because they are not as "shiny" as newer models. In this post, we round up cameras and gadgets selling for $200 or less (as of the time of writing).
We start with the Sanyo Xacti CG10 camcorder stick hybrid going for just $124 in the black body finish at Amazon, sold and shipped by Amazon itself. This is an older model but it has a "butterfly wing" (fold-out 3-inch LCD display), 5x optical zoom, 720p video, face chaser, SD/SDHC and things like that.
Looking for a bag and a monopod at the same time? Adorama has a bag+monopod bundle going for $60 with free shipping. It includes the Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack (fits 2 DSLR systems, up to 17" laptop), and comes with a bonus National Geographic Tundra Monopod with QR Ball Head. No rebates!
If you are a fan of the good old IBM-branded Thinkpads, GearXS.com has a few of them (refurbished obviously) on special for under $200, more specifically models X40, T30 and T31. The X40 models have 12-inch screens, Pentium M 1.2GHz/1.5GHz, 1GB, 40GB HDD, Windows XP Pro. The other two have 14.1" screens with Pentium P4 1.6GHz, and same above in terms of memory, HDD and OS.
If you or someone you know is interested in photographing small things (perhaps for eBay or Craig's list), Adorama is offering a studio in a bag for $30 with free shipping. This includes a 16x16" light box, blue sweep, camera stand, and halogen lamps. It is an Adorama-branded product named "The DeShadow Box" (sounds like a movie title staring Matt Damon and Kiefer Sutherland!)
If you have a Nikon DSLR that cannot focus on its own and are looking for an affordable zoom lens, you can get the motorized Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG for $149 with free shipping from Amazon itself. This is not stabilized. There is also an APO version of the lens that goes for $200+. This model is non-APO.