Performer Thalia uses a fan's camera to photograph herself after unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California Thursday, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
Cameras are great for taking pictures and more importantly preserving precious memories. With the advent of camera phones, it's not as popular as much as before. But, it is still highly coveted by photography enthusiasts and hobbyists who know that these babies are the best gadgets to take winning photos with. Check out this Holiday 2013 Gift Guide featuring the best cameras to give this Christmas.
This Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with built-in flash is for the peeps that need an SLR camera that produces pictures that are never blurry, thanks to its advanced focusing system that is extremely fast. This camera can also shoot seven frames per second in continuous mode. Plus, it has a swiveling three-inch articulated touch screen and a 20.2-megapixel sensor. It is compatible with Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses).
This camera is really handy because of its compact form. Leica collaborated with Audi Design to produce this particular camera that showcases the fusion of two classic and well-known brands from Germany. It has a lot of cool features including an electronic viewfinder with a 7x zoom lens that can capture pictures whether it's a portrait, landscape or interior. It even captures amazing photographs even in bright or low lights. It also has an integrated Wi-Fi/NFC for easier transfer of videos and images. This stylish and portable camera comes in a dark red or light gold color with matching accessories.
This is an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that can shoot up to 15 frames per second in full autofocus and 60 frames per second in fixed-focus mode. This is perfect for sporty types because it is shockproof (up to 6.6 feet), waterproof (up to 49 feet) and even freezeproof (up to 14 ℉)! That's why it is the perfect camera for those who love to be active, especially those who love skiing, mountain biking or scuba diving. Its other features including an electronic compass, depth sensor and a Global Positioning System (GPS) will ensure that travelers won't get lost and will always be found. Check out a video that was taken using the Nikon 1 AW1 by clicking HERE.
This is a 16-megapixel (MP) camera with Live MOS Sensor. It is able to switch automatically between autofocus (AF) speeds of Phase Detection AF or Contrast Detection. It also has Face and Eye Detection AF to guarantee perfect pictures all the time, including the all-important selfies. Other amazing features of this camera include a three-inch tilting organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, a remote control for Android users and built-in Wi-Fi. It is also very durable because it is splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof. Check out a video of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 by clicking HERE.
This camera is perfect for those who love to zoom in on their subjects because it has a 60x zoom! Plus, it is lightweight at just 1.3 pounds. It is equipped with built-in Digital Dolby to enable users to make movies as well.
For those who love colorful stuff, this camera is perfect because its body and grip is customizable in 120 colors! Aside from its beautiful and stylish looks, it also has excellent and high tech features such as the ability to shoot 6 frames per second (continuous shooting) and to record videos using its full 1080p h.264 HD video recording capabilities. And, like some of the other cameras on this list, it is also dustproof and coldproof because it is fully weather-sealed. Plus, it not only runs on rechargeable batteries, but also on a pair of AA batteries. Click HERE for a video demo of the Pentax K-50.
This is a compact camera with interchangeable-lens and 20.3 mega-pixel (MP) CMOS Sensor. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi and a one-touch feature that sends photos quickly to Picasa and Facebook. Its 3.7" WVGA Touch Screen lets users view and edit captured photos clearly. It looks gorgeous as well, and is available in white, black and pink frames.
This camera looks deceptively simple but is actually jam-packed with high tech features such as a 1-inch back-illuminated 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, image stabilization, face detection (up to 8 faces can be detected) and the Smile ShutterTM technology. Click HERE to see a video of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II.
The lone camera phone in the list, this smartphone excels among its counterparts because of its 41-megapixel camera with Smart Cam lens, 4.5-inch display and Gorilla Glass coating. It has a very sensitive screen which can be used properly even if one is wearing gloves. It's also equipped with the Nokia Pro Cam app for creating and editing both low and high resolution pics. It has a sleek, slim and stylish design and is available in different colors including yellow, black and white.
This detailed Holiday 2013 Gift Guide featuring the best cameras to give this Christmas puts together the best of the best in the camera world. These are perfect gifts for Christmas because it can be used instantly to take wonderful and memorable photos during the holidays, when people are celebrating with their loved ones. Check out the cameras' Web sites because some of these are offered at discounted prices.
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