By Andrew Liszewski
When you want to see what’s going on in your neighbor’s apartment you can simply get yourself a nice telescope or a high-quality pair of binoculars. But what if you want to record those ‘moments’ without having to spend thousands of dollars on a high-end video-capable DSLR with a nice telephoto lens, you can go with Chinavasion’s far more affordable Avatar digital camera instead. (~$128)
The most obvious feature is its 21x zoom telephoto lens which is hopefully removable, otherwise you’re going to have a heck of a time finding a camera case for it. And besides capturing stunning 2MP photos, the Avatar can also capture 640×480 videos at a PAL-friendly framerate of 25fps. Media can be stored on the 1GB of internal storage, but a microSD slot is also included making the thing actually usable. And like pretty much every single device with an LCD display that Chinavasion sells, the Avatar can be used as a media player supporting everything from Divx movies to MP3s to even .TXT eBooks.