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Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas – Day 2: Cameras

It’s Day Two of Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas to give you the best ideas for the ideal presents for your friends, family and loved ones.

Tech gifts are always a popular option and you can be sure the person who receives it will love it!

Today we’re looking at digital cameras including action cameras and 360-degree cameras.

Here are the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas. Make sure you come back to Tech Guide every day to see all of our categories and great gift suggestions.

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Wearable/smartwatches/activity trackers

Day 4: Speakers

Day 5: Tablets/eReaders

Day 6: Gaming

Day 7: Headphones

Day 8: Drones

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Gadgets

Day 11: In-car gadgets

Day 12: Computers

DAY 2 – CAMERAS

PANASONIC LUMIX GX85 – from $1,099

The Panasonic Lumix is a multi-purpose camera that can work well in almost all situations.

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It is the first Lumix G camera with a 5-axis in-body stabilisation and features a re-engineered 16-megapixel digital Live MOS sensor.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE PANASONIC LUMIX GX85

CANON EOS M5 – from $1,099

The new Canon EOS M5 has the convenience of a compact camera and the quality of a DSLR.

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Onboard is Canon’s new DIGIC 7 processor and a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and dual-pixel CMOS AF (auto-focus) for amazing results

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REPORT ON THE CANON EOS M5

GOPRO HERO5 BLACK – $570

When it comes to action cameras, the original and best is the GoPro and its new Hero5 Black takes things to the next level.

You can capture 4K video, 12-megepixel stills and bursts with advanced image stabilisation but now it has voice control and a built-in 2-inch touch display.

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It can be taken anywhere, including into the water, and mounted to anything. And it is now waterproof without a housing so it’s even more compact.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ABOUT THE GOPRO HERO5 BLACK

360FLY 4K – $650

Action cameras need to be pointed in one direction but that’s not the case with the 360Fly 4K because it can shoot in all directions at the same time.

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It has an eight-element glass ultra-fisheye lens with 360-degree horizontal and 240-degree vertical field of view.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE 360FLY 4K

SAMSUNG GEAR360 – $499

Samsung’s 360-degree camera has dual fish eye lenses to shoot 3840 x 1920 resolution video and massive 30-megapixel stills.

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You can view your content in real time on a Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones and also easily share your pictures and videos on social media.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REPORT ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GEAR360

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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