It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us; as are long wish lists and stressful shopping trips. If you have a budding photographer in the family, or just fancy a new piece of tech to play with, this list of the top three cameras should provide a good starting point.
Canon EOS 600D
Initially reserved for only the most professional photographers, digital SLR cameras have managed to find their way into the hands of the mainstream. They are no longer overly complicated and difficult to operate. The Canon EOS 600D, available from Ebuyer, is an excellent introduction to high-quality photography. It’s equipped with an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and, unlike most digital SLRs, has two lenses included in the package. The camera is fantastic for capturing high-resolution shots and is also incredibly competent in low-light conditions, thanks to its high ISO sensitivity.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100
For something a little less cumbersome and more traditional, you may prefer the Sony Cyber-shot RX100. Retailing for £469, this digital compact camera is lightweight, durable and incredibly powerful. It packs a 20.2-megapixel resolution, has a 3.6x optical zoom, and can record full HD movies. If you’re looking for a travel companion that will fit right in your pocket, this camera is more than up to the job. It even has the ability to connect to your PlayStation 3, where you can bring your photos to life by adding sound and video effects.
Go Pro Hero3
Finally, we have a camera for the adrenaline-fuelled adventurer. Go Pros are incredibly durable devices that can stand up against the most extreme conditions. They can be attached to helmets, kayaks, bikes, skies and much more, allowing you to capture incredible first-person perspective footage in a high-resolution. It’s waterproof, has an ultra-wide angle lens, built in Wi-Fi, and can interface with mobile applications. If you partake in extreme sports, or have a high-octane holiday coming up, this is the camera for you.