Best Camera Holiday Gift Picks 2016

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Best Camera Gift Picks


From Film Simulation to improved performance and faster autofocus – FUJIFILM X-E2S enables you to capture your vision as true-to-life a way as possible. The improved grip, silent electronic shutter and a more intuitive GUI make this an excellent gift to a photography enthusiast.
The X-E2S feels equal parts toy and tool. With a great JPEG engine and Wi-Fi, it’s a fun camera to pick up and take with you to a friend’s barbecue or to a weekend getaway. And yet, its 16MP X-Trans sensor and excellent lens selection make it a worthwhile primary or secondary camera for a full-time freelancer that isn’t shooting fast action sports or video. ” – DPReview.

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Pentax K-1
The K-1’s new full frame 36.4 MP effective CMOS sensor isn’t just another full frame sensor. The K-1 is engineered to incorporate all of the performance requirements of high resolution full frame 35mm digital photography, adding PENTAX unique performance features and characteristics.
The Pentax K-1 is a 36MP fully weather-sealed, image stabilized full-frame DSLR that offers an enormous amount of features at a bargain price. Although the autofocus system fails to catch up with some of its peers, the image quality that the K-1 offers is some of the best on the market and users will enjoy the ability to utilize the K-1’s clever sensor-shift technology. ” – DPReview

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Nikon D3400
The Nikon D3400 is a very solid performer with a 24MP sensor that still offers some very nice image quality for the money. The JPEGs have pleasing, yet punchy colors with nice detail and the Raws offer a fair amount of latitude with respect to Dynamic Range, especially for an APS-C sensor. This camera is easy to use and makes an excellent gift for a first time DSLR shooter.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Zoom Lenses (Black)
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor DIGIC 4+ Image Processor ISO 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
 “The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is the latest in a long line of Rebels and occupies a spot on the lowest rung of Canon’s ‘entry level’ ladder. Despite its low cost, there’s plenty to like about this affordable, Wi-Fi-equipped DSLR and as well as very pleasant image quality it’s a great entry point into the world of Canon EF lenses and DSLR photography in general.” Barney Britton , DPReview

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Ricoh Theta S
 The Ricoh Theta S 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Digital Camera (Black) gives you even higher quality and performance. The camera has a sleek and unique design to capture 360° stills and full HD movies with a single click and features updated imaging components and performance attributes for producing broad-field imagery in a variety of ways.
Easily capture and share everything in your environment with the Theta S. Featuring a twin-lens folded-optical system, view and share completely spherical images.

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Olympus PEN-F

6. Olympus PEN-F

The Olympus PEN-F is the perfect gift for “style-conscious shooters wanting a camera that looks as good as it performs.” DPReview. The beautifully-crafted PEN-F is ideal for street shooters, as a second camera for studio pros, or for anyone who loves vintage design and photography. It features sleek lines, precision controls, and the ability to capture amazing street shots. Advanced sensor technology combined with in-body image stabilization ensures superior resolution and razor-sharp images, even while you or your camera is moving. And fully customizable in-camera color control shoots photos with old school film quality right before your eyes.

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Canon EOS 80D

7. Canon EOS 80D

The Canon EOS 80D features an impressive 45-point all cross-type AF system* that provides high-speed, highly precise AF in virtually any kind of light. To help ensure photographers don’t miss their shot, an Intelligent Viewfinder with approximately 100% coverage provides a clear view and comprehensive image data. Improvements like a powerful 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Live View shooting enhance the EOS 80D’s performance across the board. Complementing the EOS 80D’s advanced operation are built-in wireless connectivity and Full HD 60p movies that can be saved as MP4s for easy sharing. Merging power, precision and operability, the EOS 80D is a dynamic SLR camera for anyone ready to realize their creative vision.

A very well-rounded camera, the 80D’s main appeal centers around ease-of-use. It’s body is well-constructed, weather-sealed, and offers ample control points. Image quality and AF performance lags slightly behind the best cameras in this class but overall it’s still extremely competitive. We’re very encouraged to note that the 80D offers the best raw dynamic range of any APS-C Canon camera to date. Overall, the 80D makes an excellent gift for enthusiasts seeking a still/video hybrid camera for documenting everyday life. ” DPReview

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Sony Alpha a6000
The a6000 brings is a well-featured, competitively-priced mid-range camera. Its stand-out features are its comprehensive video controls and continuous autofocus performance unprecedented at this price. The flexible but optically average power zoom make this a highly capable and compact package.
The Sony Alpha a6000 makes a great gift for anyone looking to shoot stills and video, photographers wanting something small but capable, and amateur sports shooters.
The a6000 is a really solid camera and is better than its predecessor in almost every respect. ” DPReview

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