Christmas is now 36 days away.
Last week, I shared with you the top 5 phones to get your loved on on Christmas day.
This week, it’s the top 5 point and shooters for your snap happy loved one.
1. The Lumix Series is Always a Good Buy
You can’t go wrong with cameras from Panasonic. Pansonic cameras are built well, look good, and sometimes ship with Leica lenses. Furthermore, Leica’s digital cameras use Panasonic electronics. This year pick up the Lumix DMC-LX7. The LX7 has a 10 megapixel sensor, full high def, and a lens that stops down to f/1.4. That’s right baby, a very fast lens for this category of camera. For some, the zoom is low at a max of 6.7x, but its super fast lens makes up for that shortcoming.
2. The Guys That Made the 4th Color Layer Strike Again
For the prosumer shooter in your life, the Fuji x100 is the professionals choice for compact camera. The x100 sports 12.3 megapixels with a default lens stopped down to f/2 in a beautifully classic design. Fuji were the guys that came up with the fourth color layer in imaging and you won’t go wrong with this camera.
3. Canon Gets Social
When you get right down to it, we all know that it’s really a Nikon and Canon camera show. We already know that Canon has better glass and Nikon has better bodies. So let’s start with Canon.
I think Point and Shooter/Social Media combos are hokey, but this year I’m including one of Canon’s Powershot cameras, the N Facebook. This cameras has an 8x, 12 megapixel sensor, and a fake macro feature. The glass in this camera is so sharp that it can focus down to one half inch.
4. Nothing Says Loving Like a Nikon
Now on to Nikon, of which I’ll be providing you with 2. I’m a Nikon man through and through, plus it’s my show. The best cheap, cheap point and shooter you can buy is the Nikon Coolpix S31. At $100, this camera is hard to beat with a 3x zoom and 10 megapixel sensor. This camera makes a perfect first shooter for a child because it’s also waterproof to 35 feet.
My second Nikon camera is the Coolpix P7800, this is Nikon competitor to Canon’s G-series of cameras which I am a fan of. The P7800 has a 12 megapixel image sensor, a 6 to 42 mm zoom, and a lens stopped down to f/2.0.
5. Breathe in the Rarefied Air
This list wouldn’t be complete without a real shooter’s camera. This year, breathe in the rarefied air and get your loved one the Leica X2. The Leica X2 is a fully manual provisioned, 16 megapixel, f/2.8 lensed, monster. This camera brings sexy back digitally with an old school design including knobs on top. You can’t go wrong with this camera, but just make sure you have money left over for the mortgage.
All of these cameras and more can be found on my gift guide an Pinterest.
Please share the cameras you think make great gifts with us in the comments.
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