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


It’s Day 2 of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas where we take a look at a different category every day so you can find the ideal tech present for your friends and family.

Today we’re looking at a gift that will provide so many memories – cameras.

We’ll take a look at your traditional point and shoot cameras and even the popular action cameras.

And we’ve got plenty in store with our other categories so check back with Tech Guide in the coming days.

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Wearables/Activity trackers

Day 4: Tablets

Day 5: Speakers

Day 6: Gadgets

Day 7: Gaming

Day 8: Smartwatches

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs

Day 10: Computers

Day 11: Sport Gadgets

Day 12: Headphones




The Canon PowerShot SX710 is a great all-round camera that offers users plenty of shooting option and lots of sharing options as well.

It has 30x zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen along with built-in wi-fi.

The PowerShot SX710 has a resolution of 20.3 megapixels and can also shoot full high definition videos at 60 frames per second.

It’s also pretty small at 11.3cm wide so it can easily fit in a pocket or a bag.

The onboard wi-fi allows users to connect their smartphone to the camera so they can use it as a remote viewfinder and shutter.

You can read our complete review of the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS here.



Sony has poured its vast knowledge in photography into a cool action camera that can capture whatever you’re doing in 4K quality.

The Sony FDR-X1000V captures true 4K at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a bit rate of 100Mbps.

It comes with a waterproof housing so you can use the Sony 4K Action Cam anywhere.

You can read our complete review of the Sony 4K Action Cam here.



GoPro’s latest camera is smaller and lighter than the Hero4 Black – 50 per cent smaller and 40 per cent lighter as a matter of fact – but it can still capture all your adventures on the go.

It has a 170-degree lens and can capture high quality full HD video along with 8-megapixel stills and burst shots.

And the Hero4 Sessions can go to a depth of 10m and, unlike the Hero4 Black, it doesn’t require a waterproof housing.

You can read our full report on the GoPro Hero4 Sessions here.

Here are some other cameras we’ve reviewed on Tech Guide this year:
Panasonic Lumix FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Garmin VIRB Action camera

Here are some of the photography accessories we’ve reviewed on Tech Guide:

LowePro Pro Runner and DroneGuard bags

Epson EcoTank Printer

OlloClip Lens for iPhone