Tech Guide’s 2017 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 1: Cameras

Christmas is just around the corner and once again tech gifts will be very high on the wishlists. And we’re kicking off Tech Guide’s annual 12 Days of Christmas Gadget Gift Ideas.

Today we’re talking about a very popular product – cameras.

Action cameras, DSLR and mirrorless cameras are still very popular among professionals, prosumers, enthusiasts and generally anyone interested in taking a decent picture without using their smartphone.

The cameras we’re showcasing are all suited to these different types of users and could very well find a home with one of your friends and family this Christmas.

The Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gadget Gift Ideas will be:

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearable/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/eReaders

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices

DAY 9: In-car gadgets

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K

DAY 11: Appliances

DAY 12: Computers



NIKON D850 – from $5,199

Designed for professionals and serious hobbyists, the Nikon D850 is the successor to the popular FX-format D810.

The D850 has a 45.7 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor with a dynamic range of native ISO sensitivities from ISO 64 to 25600.

Users can also capture full frame 4K UHD video (3840 x 2160) at 30 frames per second.

The Nikon D850 offers high-speed and high quality and is geared to the photographer who wants to shoot in all genres including nature, events and fashion.


The GoPro Hero6 Black is a go anywhere camera that can shoot 4K at 60 frames per second so you can capture the action in high quality.

The device is waterproof to a depth of 10m without the need for a housing and also features new wind noise reduction so your audio remains as clear as a video.

The Hero6 can also be controlled with your voice for hands-free operation.

Read Tech Guide’s report here.
CANON EOS M6 – $999.95

The latest addition to the Canon EOS family is the M6 – a stylish and compact mirrorless camera that can still deliver speed and quality whether you’re shooting stills or shooting video.

It has a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with a 180-degree tilt up LCD touchscreen along with Bluetooth, wi-fi and NFC (near field communication) connectivity.

CANON POWERSHOT G9 X Mark II – $599.95

The Canon PowerShot G9 is slim enough to fit in your pocket and weighs just 206g.

But it can still deliver excellent images even in low light thanks to the Digic 7 processor.

It’s also possible to pair your phone to the PowerShot G9 for remote shooting.

Canon’s PowerShot G9 has a 28mm lens, a 20.1-megapixel sensor 1-inch CMOS sensor and is an ideal travel companion whether you’re heading overseas or going on a road trip.

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5 – from $2,999

Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 flagship single lens mirrorless camera is just as powerful shooting video as it is capturing stills with 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 and 25 or 30fps (frames per second) video recording to an SD card.

The device has a 20.3-megapixel sensor and 5-axis Dual IS 2 for excellent stabilisation.

Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 has a large capacity battery, a weather-sealed body so you can shoot in all conditions and environments, dual SD card slots as well as Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity.

Read Tech Guide’s report here.


The tiny LUMIX DC-GX850 has a number of impressive  shooting features including 4K Video Recording and 4K Panorama Selfie which can really bring travel moments to life.

Offering ultra-fast autofocusing and high-speed burst shooting, this handy camera is perfect for first-time photographers.


The 3SIXT Full HD 360-degree Sports Action Camera is designed to capture every step of their journey – in all directions so you will not miss a thing.

It has wi-fi review and transfer capabilities along with a built-in 1.5-inch LCD screen, this camera is the ideal compact digital video camera for capturing action anywhere in three panoramic dimensions.

The 3SIXT camera is available from Amart, Networks Communications, Optus, Telstra, Fonezone, Target, Newslink and Tech2Go.

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