Christmas is just around the corner and this means you are probably stressing about the perfect gifts to buy for your loved ones. Look no further since cameras are one of the best gifts you can buy since everyone loves taking photos. Still buying the right camera for the right person is not an easy exercise so we have made it easy for you. Below you will find a list of 10 best cameras that fit your friends and family’s personality and requirements.
The All Rounder – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is hands down one of the best cameras around with all the cutting edge features you could ask for at a very decent budget. It has solid photo and video quality and compact enough for travelling. With a 16-megapixel camera and 4K video recording it is one the best cameras and can be given as a Christmas to people of all ages and varied experience with cameras and photography.
The Adventurer – Olympus TG-4 Tough
For people who love the outdoors the Olympus TG-4 Tough would make the perfect gift. As the name implies this tough camera can accompany you to swimming, mountain climbing, trekking or anything else you are fond of. It’s waterproof and can be taken up to depths of 15m, can safely survive 8 foot drops, handle temperature extremes with ease all the while providing great shots with its 16-megapixel camera even in dark underwater areas.
The Professional – Samsung NX1
This one is a bit expensive but for people thinking of becoming professional photographers it will be more than a thoughtful gift, it will help them follow their passion and perhaps even launch their career. With a 28 million pixels camera, 4K video recording and back illumination it’s the best camera you can get for an up and coming photographer.
The Hobbyist – Nikon D5500
The hobbyist isn’t considering a career in photography but still loves taking pictures as a hobby, a good feature laden DSLR camera would be the ideal Christmas gift and our pick is the Nikon D5500. Featuring a touch screen, a 24.2-megapixel and great Wi-Fi integration with Android and iOS devices, this DSLR camera can easily keep up with the much more expensive ones.
DSLR in a Budget – Nikon D3300
This person likes taking a lot of photos of themselves and their friends and would love a DSLR camera as a Christmas gift and none is better than the Nikon D3300 in a budget. It’s very easy to use, compact, all the great features you could want (autofocus, 1080p video) and best of all the 24.3-megapixel gives stunning results. For the young hobbyist or casual photographer this would a perfect camera.
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The Official – Sony RX100 IV
With its sleek professional look the Sony RX100 IV would make a great Christmas gift for a boss or someone who takes a lot of photographs in an official capacity or office setting. It has one of the best compact designs along with crisp image quality, 4K recording, and an anti-distortion fast shutter.
Budget Conscious – Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W800
If you are on a tight budget and still want a good camera the Sony Cyber-Shit DSC-W800 is the one you are looking for. Priced at a mere $100 it has a 20-megapixel camera, 5X zoom, 720p video recording and a very solid but sleek design makes it the perfect gift if you can’t spend too much, ideal to give to kids and young teens!
The Traveler – Sony Alpha A6000
For frequent traveler’s portability is the number one requirement and the Sony Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera is as portable as they come. It’s easy to carry around and a fast shooter with continuous autofocus. Don’t let the compact design fool you, it has a 24.3-megapixel camera along with full HD video at 60fps and can produce great quality pictures in varying amount of light conditions.
The Impressive – Canon EOS 6D
If you are really looking to impress someone than the Canon EOS 6D might be the one for you. A bit hefty for a Christmas gift the Canon EOS 6D is one the best cameras that money can buy. With a full frame 20.2-megapixel camera, full HD video recording and GPS it gives the best picture quality in its price range and will blow over anyone who receives it as a gift this Christmas.