Hi-Tech Toys for Big Girls and Boys

From high-tech television screens to surround sound, DVD players, cameras and camcorders, there are lots of choices for the electronically inclined on your Christmas list.

Among the season's best sellers are digital cameras and DVD camcorders for the reason that they give you an instant product that can last a lifetime.

But as you're looking for the latest gadgets to put under the tree, you're going to want to know the difference between the available models. Here are a few things to look out for:

Mega-pixel number: Basically, with a higher mega-pixel, you're going to get a clearer picture quality.

Optical Zoom: With a high level of optical zoom, you'll be able to bring objects farther away, closer to your eye, and still have the clear detail you're looking for.

Monitor: Keep in mind the size monitor you want on your camera or camcorder. Most range from two to four inches. This will affect exactly what you can see (and how well) as you're taking pictures and making memories.