Year after year cameras remain a popular item on people’s wish lists. With the numerous new models available, it can be hard for someone to know which one to get their budding photographer or the amateur who wants to take it to the next level. Here is a guide of the best cameras that make great gifts.


Best First Camera

The Samsung DV300F is the ideal choice for a camera under $150 for someone who wants their first attempt at photography. It has both a rear and front facing LCD screen, a 5x optical zoom for great closeups, and 16.0 megapixels. It includes a self-timer so the photographer can still be part of the action. This camera is perfect for a first-time user with no complicated settings or high price tag.

Best Cameras to Give as Gifts


An Upgrade for the Pro

If you are buying a camera for someone who makes their living as a photographer, you will want to get only the best. The Sony DSC-RX1 meets that title with a high-quality lens for extreme clarity of the subject while blurring the background for amazing effects. This compact camera is easy to carry around while still providing the speed and quality that photographers want.

Best cameras to give as gifts

Moving from Amateur to Pro

For those who are ready to move from the point and shoot cameras to something more complex or those who want to pursue a part-time or full-time profession in photography, you need to get them a versatile camera. The Canon EOS Rebel T4i is designed to be a high-quality entry level dSLR camera with a DIGIC 5 processor and a 3.0 LCD touchscreen. This camera provides full HD recording at 1080p and provides a fabulous image with vibrant colors and great exposure.

You can find a camera for every level of photographer on your list that you will be proud for them to receive and one they will be anxious to try out regardless of how long they have been taking pictures.

Best cameras to give as gifts

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