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Tech Guide’s 2019 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 1: Cameras

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Christmas is just three short weeks away and there’s still plenty of time to find the right present for your friends and family with Tech Guide’s 2019 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas.

To kick off our 12 Day Christmas Gift Guide we’re taking a looking at cameras.

Despite our smartphones having a high quality camera onboard, there is a still a huge demand for dedicated cameras that can be used in a variety of ways and locations.

And these products could be a perfect fit as a gift this Christmas

Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers

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

DAY 1: Cameras

CANON G7X MARK III – $1,210 (seen for $848)

This is a high-quality take-anywhere camera that offers amazing picture quality and 4K video through the 20.1-megapixel Stacked CMOS sensor.

With a flip-up screen, the G7X Mark III is ideal for vloggers and includes live YouTube streaming functionality.

It also has a microphone port so your audio can be as good as the video.

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI LIPLAY – $198

The Fujifilm Instax LiPlay is a camera with a built-in printer so users can print out their favourite pictures on the spot and even add frames and filters.

Users can also send images to the LiPlay from smartphones so they can be printed as well.

On the back is an LCD screen so you can view the image you’ve just taken and decide whether to keep it and save it to the onboard microSD card.

You can even record and add sound to the image which can then be accessed others through a QR code.

GOPRO HERO8 BLACK – $599.95

The GoPro just got even better.

There are plenty of differences between the new GoPro Hero 8 and last year’s model on the inside and the outside.

On the design side, the GoPro Hero8 Black has a slightly sleeker look with a lens that doesn’t extend from the body as much as last year’s camera.

GoPro Hero8 Black can shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second and can capture 12-megapixel stills.

It is made of the usual tough materials and, of course, it is waterproof to a depth of 10m.

Onboard is the new Hypersmooth 2.0 for even greater stabilisation and TimeWarp 2.0 which can adjust speed based on motion.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REPORT ON THE GOPRO HERO8 BLACK

GOPRO HERO MAX – $799.95

GoPro Max has two lenses and can be used as a regular GoPro Hero action camera as well as a 360-degree camera.

It has a front touchscreen so you can see what you shooting as well as built-in mounting that can fold away.

It also has Max Hypersmooth to really take the shakes out of your videos on the widest lens ever used on a GoPro camera.

Users can also come up with creative TimeWarp effects that you can easily manipulate in postproduction.

It can also take 16-megapixel 360-degree photos and stunning panoramas.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REPORT ON THE GOPRO HERO MAX

DJI OSMO ACTION – $499 (seen for $399)

DJI, the No 1 drone manufacturer, is edging into GoPro territory with the Osmo Action – a rugged go-anywhere camera that can capture your activities and adventures in 4K quality.

DJI is building on its product portfolio of drones and gimbals with the Osmo Action which has inherited a lot of the sensor and stabilisation technology.

Osmo Action has dual screens – a 2.25-inch rear screen to frame what you’re shooting and a 1.4-inch front display for the times when you want to point the camera at yourself.

READ TECH GUIDE’S FULL REPORT ON THE DJI OSMO ACTION