When it comes time to find gifts for camera lovers, there is a wide list of choices available. Where once we only had a choice between SLR’s film cameras, instamatic film cameras and Polaroid instant film cameras, we now have much more: we have digital cameras, analog or film cameras of the SLR or disposable type, digital camcorders, etc.
Since printing of images can now be conveniently done at home, there are also portable printers we can consider.
When it comes to instant film photography, Polaroid has lost its monopoly and there are lots of models to choose from. And as to digital movie cameras, there are a handful of highly portable sports models to take video right where the action is.
Truth be told, the wide range of choices sometimes makes it difficult to find the most appropriate gift for camera lovers.
Thus we have compiled this list of awesome gift suggestions for camera lovers:
From Amazon online merchant “Unidobox Home Décor,” the Lomography Diana F+ CMYK Edition Medium Format Camera would make an ideal gift for camera lovers who want simple analog cameras with retro look designs.
This simple camera combines candy colors on its case with one of the best examples of square and simple Chinese retro design.
The package includes the camera with hot shoe flash adapter, flash, and a 12-pack of color flash gels.
Gift wrapping and two-day shipping are available.
PRICE: $87.99 & Free Shipping
Offered by PEP JP through Amazon, don’t let the elegant brown retro look of this Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film camera fool you – inside is a modern instant film camera with lots of advanced features.
This powerful camera has macro mode, high performance flash, a creative bulb exposure mode, auto film feed, automatic flash and a convenient dial that lets you switch functions while looking through the viewfinder.
Film size is 86mm x 54mm. Gift wrapping and next day delivery are offered.
PRICE: $177.80 & Free Shipping
This fun camera sports an unusually attractive raspberry shade which masks very useful features such as features auto-on / off after five minutes, auto-dimming flash that fires all the time with a range of .6 to 2.7m, a Hi-Key mode for taking soft and bright pictures, and very easy operation.
Image size is 2.13″ x 3.4″. You can choose to have it gift wrapped and delivered the next day.
PRICE: $119.99 & Free Shipping
It is a lifestyle action camera in a tiny 35mm cubic package.
This fun miniature video boasts of a 6MP CMOS sensor for clear images, an selector for either 720p or 1080p video rate, 124 degree wide angle lens, and a built in rechargeable battery which can record up to 90 minutes of video per charge.
A powerful mounting magnet built onto the bottom of the cube allows it to attach in many various ways without need for straps.
You can ask for this item to be gift wrapped and delivered the next day.
PRICE: $99.99 & Free Shipping
5. GoPro HERO
This is an ideal gift for people who love sports, video and still photography.
When it comes to high quality, normally head-mounted, personal action video cameras, GoPro is the recognized leader.
Amazon offers the GoPro Hero a personal video camera which can take gorgeous 1080p30 and and 720p60 video, or Capture 5PM single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps.
It has a built-in microphone, and is waterproof up to 40 meters. Being a favorite of sports enthusiasts, it is durably built to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
It is compatible with more than sixty types of mounts and an external memory slot can support up to 32GB class 10 or UHS-1 microSD cards.
Gift wrapping and two day shipping are offered options.
PRICE: $129.99 & Free Shipping
“DBROTH” offers the Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Sports Action Video Camera through Amazon, complete with a full helmet and handle bar mounting kit.
This video camera features a powerful sensor which allows it to capture video even at low light, an auto rotation sensor so you always know which end is up, waterproof up to 10 meters, 170 degree wide angle lens, and a shock proof exterior reduces wind noise.
Video can be recorded at 1080p, 960p and 720p. Still images can be taken at 16MP, 5MP and 3MP; it can be shot in single and 10x bursts or time lapse. Easy file sharing and uploading options are included.
Two day shipping is available.
PRICE: $129.99 & Free Shipping
“GadgetBasket” offers a new and modern version of the instant photography in the Polaroid Socialmatic 14MP Wi-Fi Digital Instant Print & Share Camera.
This model is basically a digital camera with a built-in feature that allows you to use zero-ink technology (ZINK) paper to print out 2″x3″ photos instantly.
Because it is digital, you also have the ability to save the images on a 4GB TF / MicroSD memory which can be expanded up to 32MB.
You can also instantly share the images you take through social media if you connect your camera to an internet connected smart device via wifi. This modern take on instant film camera has a full-fledged Android OS: Browser, Email, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apps, Etc.
Other features include a 4.5-inch full color LCD Touchscreen, remote printing capabilities, an LED flash, a 14 MP frontal camera, and 2MP rear facing camera for selfies.
This camera can be gift wrapped and delivered within two days.
The Red Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Analog Camera offered by “GadgetBasket” through Amazon, takes business card size photos even in low light.
The list of features includes an electronic shutter speed of 1/60 second, manual exposure compensation, and a choice of four scene settings to help capture the perfect shot under almost all lighting conditions.
The camera uses Polaroid 300 films. The set includes the PIC-300P camera, a wrist strap and 4 AAA batteries.
You can choose to have this item gift wrapped and delivered in two days.
PRICE: $99.99 & Free Shipping
This makes an ideal present for camera buffs who long for the Polaroid camera of old.
Sold by “Premium Polaroids” through Amazon, the Polaroid One Step Close-Up 600 Instant Camera is a throwback to the look of the classic Polaroid during its heyday. It is available only in black and takes clear photos at the mere touch of a button.
These cameras boast of point and shoot simplicity; an automatic flash works on a 2 to 10 ft. range.
It uses Polaroid 600 type film which turns a 3.1 x 3.1″ glossy surface image area into the photo. This item usually ships within 2 to 3 days.
PRICE: $181.99 + $4.99 shipping
For photography enthusiasts who want to share their images from afar, Amazon online merchant “Unique Photo, Inc.” offers the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1.
This very portable photo printer lets you print from smartphones and tablets using wifi.
The Instax share app it uses is compatible with both iOS and Android. Printing can be done using a variety of fun templates that enable you to personalize each print. Prints can be customized to contain date & time, numbered, or imprinted with your messages.
Sharing is as simple as taking a picture with your smart phone then sending via the Instax share app so it can be printed anywhere. This printer uses the Instax Mini film.
Two CR2 lithium batteries will power the printer through approximately 100 prints.
The Holga Commando Holgawood Collection Camouflage Plastic Camera is another example of inimitable Chinese retro design which the company’s own website describes as a rugged and tank-like construction.
It is perhaps the only commercially available camera with a military camouflage design.
It was originally designed as an inexpensive camera for everyday use in the Chinese market. Now this camera is available to those of use wishing to start photography with a very basic simple analog film camera.
Shutter speed is 1/100 second, aperture setting is a choice of f/8 and f/11, there is a hot shoe adapter and the bottom has a standard tripod mount. The camera comes with a strap and lens cap. Options include gift wrapping and next day delivery.
PRICE: $24.99 and Free Shipping on orders over $35.
There are lots of gift ideas for the camera and photography enthusiasts available through Amazon. Using our gift suggestions, you are sure to find a present which will meet your budget size while giving the recipient something to smile about.