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

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Welcome to Day 2 of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas. Today we’ll be showcasing digital cameras for those who want to capture images better than those your smartphone can manage.

These cameras offer even more modes and options to improve your photography and take more control of your shots.

There is wide variety of cameras available from and these are just a sample of affordable devices that offer great value.

Here is the full list of the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas:

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

Today on Day 2 we take a look at digital cameras

DAY 2 – CAMERAS


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CANON POWERSHOT G7X – $849

It might be pocket-sized but the Canon G7X is a powerful camera.

The G7X has a 20.2-megapixel resolution and has a fast DIGIC 6 processor that captures pictures that are sharp and bursting with colour.

The camera has a flip-out screen to take pictures at all angles along with loads of built-in modes and allows manual mode for enthusiasts to take control of their shots and really get creative.

Also on board the device is wi-fi and NFC (near field communication) so you can easily connect and share your images right off the camera.

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GOPRO HERO4 SILVER – $509

GoPro cameras have become the default device for action junkies and anyone else who wants to film themselves surfing, skateboarding and riding.

And with so many mounts and attachments you can also strap it to your head, your chest, to your dog and also in your car.

The latest Hero4 Silver now has a built-in touchscreen and captures stunning full high definition video at 60fps (frames per second) and 12-megapixel stills.

There’s also wi-fi on board so you can connect to a smart remote or to your smartphone to control the device and see what the camera sees.

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NIKON COOLPIX P340 – $450

This tiny but mighty camera will suit the photographer who wants to take quality images without being weighed down with a larger camera and a bag full of lenses.

The P340 is just 10.2cm wide, 6cm long and 3cm deep with a weight of 194g.

It has a 12.2-megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens with all the features – including shutter speed and ISO control, scene modes and special effects – right at your fingertips on the control ring.

You’ll also find wi-fi on board and, when you download Wireless Mobility app for iPhone and Android, you can transfer your images to your device.

Here are some of the other camera’s we’ve reviewed on Tech Guide this year:

JVC HD Everio GZ-R10 waterproof camcorder

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Kogan Action Cam

Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K DSLM

Samsung NX30