Deals of the Week

This week we found some impressive deals, including a striking Samsung Luxia HDTV and Sony's Reader Touch Edition.

Flip Video MinoHD Pocket Camcorder, $119

If you're looking to be the next YouTube star, check out the 4GB Flip Video MinoHD pocket camcorder (first generation). Usually priced around $170, it's on sale at Amazon for $119. Just head over to the checkout to see your instant savings.

The original MinoHD offers excellent low-light video performance and shoots 720p high-definition video, making it a great portable camcorder for on-the-go video shooting. If you're willing to go a little higher in price, the sexier second-generation model (which doubles the capacity to 8GB) is also available at Amazon, for $188 (normally $230).

HP TouchSmart 600, $1050

You can get the HP TouchSmart 600 all-in-one desktop PC for $1050 at Office Depot. That's $150 off the usual price; the sale will last through the end of Saturday.

The HP TouchSmart 600 PC boasts an impressive, 23-inch widescreen LCD monitor with support for multitouch gestures, providing an entertaining alternative to the standard mouse. It also has a resolution of 1920 by 1080, making it ideal for watching high-def movies. As for the software, we really like the TouchSmart 600's touch-friendly applications for Hulu, Netflix, and Twitter, as well as the Collage app, which shuffles, resizes, and rotates your photos.

Sony Reader Touch Edition, $250

At the Dell site, you can find Sony's impressive, 6-inch Reader Touch Edition on sale for $250 (the retail price is $300).

Currently reigning at the top of our e-book reader chart and besting the Amazon Kindle, the Reader adds a touchscreen and stylus to its navigation options (also allowing you to take handwritten notes, if you wish).

The Touch Edition includes a dictionary and provides a worthy MP3 player, too. Better yet, you aren't stuck with a proprietary format, since Sony now supports the open ePub format. Looks like it may be time for Amazon to worry.

Samsung Luxia 40-Inch HDTV, $999

Use coupon code UN40B6000 at Beach Camera to drop the price of the Samsung Luxia 40-inch LED high-definition TV by $200. The discount brings this slim (a mere 1.2 inches deep) TV set from a typical retail price of around $1200 down to just under $1000. Unveiled at CES last year, Samsung's Luxia line stands out for its focus on streamlined design and energy efficiency.

Nikon 18mm-55mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens, $99

If you're looking to get the most out of your DSLR camera, having a variety of lenses is a good place to start. J&R has a refurbished Nikon 18mm-55mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor zoom lens on sale for $99--a whopping $220 cheaper than if you were to buy the lens brand-new.

This Nikkor zoom lens is designed to work with any Nikon DSLR camera body and is ideal for landscape and general photography. It has a 3X zoom, from 18mm wide angle to 55mm normal perspective, and it features Vibration Reduction technology to improve your shots.

For more tips and tricks, check out our article on how to buy a camera lens.