These days if it's not digital, it's not going to be attached to e-mail. If torturing friends long distance is in the cards, then the Sony Mavica MVC-FD83 may be the right camera. It takes still images as well as five-second long video clips that include sound. Sending “wish you were here” messages over the Internet has never been easier–especially since this Sony uses ordinary three-and-a-half-inch floppy disks for digital storage.

The Mavica runs on a rechargeable lithium battery and uses a color LCD screen as a viewfinder. The later can be difficult to get used to, especially if you're accustomed to putting a camera up to your eyes. The LCD can also be hard to see on extremely bright snow days. But if you like the idea of sending photos to friends, or shooting photos that you don't want the kid running the Costco photo department to see, then check out the Sony Mavica.