Another Holiday Season is upon us, and it’s time to look for the perfect gift for the photographers and videographers amongst your family and friends. As a photographer, we just love when our stocking is stuffed with the best Christmas Gifts with goodies for us. The best gifts for photographers will fill all of their photography and videography needs. The professional photographer or even photography beginners in your gift circle will appreciate the photography gift of say the best camera with a peak design, an instant camera, a mirrorless camera, a DSLR camera or other photography equipment. These can come from many manufacturers like, Canon, Sony, Kodak, Nikon and Fujifilm to name a few. All of the wonderful life long holiday memories your experience, are cherished moments just made for being captured on film or video. There is no questioning the importance of having the right camera system to deliver high-quality exposures when reliving those great times.
There are a plethora of great Christmas Gift ideas that any photography enthusiast will love. These can range from getting a great new camera for your loved one, or some fantastic camera accessories worth looking into which can also make for a great gift idea. For instance if you have an individual that you are purchasing photography gifts for, add some camera gear like a new camera lens, a camera strap, travel tripod, a camera cleaning kit including a camera cleaning cloth, upgraded lens cap, neck strap or possibly a camera backpack or camera bag. A good camera backpack is essential to traveling around for those long photography shoots like a Vlog or a long landscape photography session. These all make for wonderful holiday gifts for all you photographers out there.
Let’s delve into some of the unique gifts and gadgets that will make for some great gift ideas for enthusiasts and beginners to improve their photography gear this holiday season.
The first place to start when looking at gift ideas for the photographer or hobbyist in your family is to ensure that they have a good DSLR camera. We have selected a couple of choices of some of the camera which would make for great Christmas Gifts this holiday season.
A great large sensor the Sony a6400 comes with the 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor for producing stunning image quality.
Contains the worlds fastest Autofocus system with phase and contrast detection. This makes for great action shots.
Up to 11 FPS on continuous shooting and around 116 images in JPEG mode and 46 shots while shooting in RAW mode (like found on an iPhone).
Persistent and accurate subject eye recognition, even if you chose to focus your exposure on only one eye of your subject.
Great for taking photos in dim or harsh lighting conditions.
Able to record 4K videos in HDR (for example the HLG standard, which is often used by broadcast TV to achieve HDR).
With the “My Dial” mode set up, you can manually preset settings for your camera to achieve the desired exposure you want. This gives you more control over the camera settings than autofocus.
180° tilt able LCD touch screen for makes for ease of use when taking self-portraits and high or low angle shots.
Another of our top choices is the Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera Content Creator Kit. Here are some features of this tremendous camera that should appear in any gift guide when searching for photography gifts.
Fantastic starting price point for the specs and bundle in this RF mount camera.
Very ergonomic and lightweight The Canon EOS R50 is easily portable even with the included the lens.
With it’s RF-24.2 megapixel – 50mm lens the wide-angle recording is amazing. Includes aps-c image sensor for long range zooming. This also helps offer better Bokeh effect than found on smartphones.
This is an interchangeable lens camera and you can feel free to attach a telephoto lens to the camera as well.
Digic X (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit) image processor for signal processing and control units in Canon Cameras, which offer noise reduction and sharpness-based image processing.
4K video recording of video at 30 FPS and at full HD 1920 x 1080 up to 180 fps (please refer to your user manual for your model)
High speed and precision Auto Focus with the dual pixel CMOS AF offering approximately 100% of image coverage of the picture area
A 3.0 inch LCD monitor screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and an OLED color electronic viewfinder; 0.5-inch, approx. 3.69 million dots ; Coverage. Approx. 100% are both found on the Canon EOS R50.
Wi-Fi enables access to the 2.4 Ghz network and bluetooth 4.2. for seamless connections. Connect to the “Canon Connect Camera” utility software via USB for further control over the camera. This will work on both a Windows and MAC operating system. Additional photo editing is available via this software as well.
Fluid face and eye detection and tracking with just change the subject detection to “People”. Can also detect animals, their faces and their movements.
Great for Vloggers and Content Creators, this is a go-to camera for getting amazing content on your social media site of choice.
As a Vlogger or Content Creator, you will appreciate the availability of live streaming utilizing the Canon connect app which will allow you to live stream events via common apps like Zoom, Skype for example.
One SD Card slot for memory card compatible with MicroSD cards rated at UHS-I. Please note: MMC cards are not supported.
Included in the Creators Combo Bundle are: A Camera Cover, Neck Strap Battery Charger LC-E17, Battery Pack LP-E17, Battery Pack Cover, RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens, a lens Cap, Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap for the RF lens, Shoe Cover a Stereo microphone for sound recording with 3.5 mm headphone jack and a Tripod grip with bundled wireless remote control.
In addition to a great new DSLR camera, there are other camera options which will present a unique and potentially new experience for the recipient of your Photography Gift.
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 4K 120fps Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer is a cute action type camera in the vein as a GoPro. Below are some of the wonderful pros of purchasing this camera as great gift this holiday season.
With it’s powerful large 1 inch CMOS sensor onboard, providing the ability to have every pixel shine through with vibrant sharp color. This will have your subjects skin tones appear clear unblurry.
DJI clearly had Vloggers and Content Creators in mind when crafting the Osmo Pocket 3. Thanks to the rotatable screen for vertical format streaming, “Shorts” or quick video clips, posted to social media sites like (TikTok, Instagram, YouTube Shorts) have never been easier.
The included touchscreen makes for extreme ease of use. The device can connect directly to one of DJI's new DJI Mic 2 Bluetooth microphones for good quality sound as you live broadcast on the go.
A USB-C port is available for connectivity and charging at the bottom of the device, if you attach a mini tripod that has compatibility for the Osmo Pocket 3, there will be a USB-C port at the bottom of the tripod as the main port would be blocked.
The gorgeous Oled screen will have your image quality shine through while shooting video in 4k 60FPs HDR. This includes compatibility for the HLG high dynamic range format.
With the built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module, The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 can directly connect to two DJI Mic 2 Transmitters, giving you ultra-clear recording for vlogs, interviews, livestreams, and more.
The 950mAh Battery Handle is a little longer but can surpass the standard 166 minutes of battery life. The device and battery grip can both take a fast charge, so get up to 80% in a matter of approximately 16 minutes via the aforementioned USB-C port. Both adapters connect and disconnect with extreme ease. When disconnecting the the adapter, it will come off with a press of a central button.
Shooting 4K video up to 120 FPS in slow motion is achievable. The frame rate gets bumped up when shooting in this format.
Weighing in at approximately 179 grams, this is a sturdy pocket camera that can be used as an action camera and is easy enough to carry around.
The Osmo Pocket 3 comes baked in with a Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module, so uploading your Vlog or Creative Content is seemless.
With the DJI Mimo App for editing your creative content and connecting for livestreaming, Vloggers will have an easier time with post production editing.
Another unique and great priced camera gadget is the the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 line provides instant cameras or film cameras. These come with the retro look of a Polaroid. This vintage camera has a really unique peak design coupled with some great features.
Taking selfies over the holiday season with your friends and family can be an enjoyable experience. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 is a great camera for this purpose.
While the camera automatically adjusts to ambient light or natural light, the shutter speed, flash brightness and other settings are all done for you. This makes for a great camera even for beginners, as you have to do as a photographer allowing the camera to capture that high quality image.
Extremely simplistic to use. Twist the lens to turn on the camera and then twist again for close up mode. Depress the shutter button for a quick release, capturing those images quickly.
With this iconic looking instant photo camera, use the Instax Up app from Fuji. Using this app will allow you to scan your prints so they can be tagged and edited for sharing with your family and friends. The app can be used for post processing editing. When attached to your PC, Adobe light source and photoshop can be used as well for post processing.
With the Instax instant Film your instant image printing can make for exposures which will look great in a photography book.
In addition or in place of purchasing a new camera as your holiday gift, try and approach the gift giving season as if you were a photographer yourself. What would be a great alternative gift?
We believe that coupled with a great camera, you want to have the availability to record and store your images and videos on a fast and reliable memory card or external hard drive. An external hard drive (typically an SSD or Solid State Drive) are attached to the camera via a USB cable. This gives you a ton of storage options.
One memory card option that will appeal to even the most advanced professional photographers is the Lexar 80GB CFexpress Type A Pro Gold R900/W800 Memory Card. An high-end alternative to a Sandisk memory card.
Some of the great specs of this storage card include the following:
Capture high-resolution images and cinema quality 8K video. With advanced performance of sustained read speed up to 900MB/s, sustained write speed up to 800MB/s, and Video Performance Grade 400 (VPG 400), the image quality will be captured clearly and with great color vibrancy. The Lexar 80GB CF express can reach a minimum write speed of 700MB/s,.
Dropped framed with these read/write speeds should be a thing of the past.
There are large capacity versions of this memory card which can reach up to 160GB of storage.
Inclosing, the holiday season is a great time to purchase the perfect gift for photographers. Any photographer or videographer from beginners, to photography enthusiasts, will appreciate these great holiday gifts.
This is a great opportunity to get the best Christmas gift that will have your family and friends jumping for joy as they progress in their photography and videography career.
Enjoy the gift of Giving!