Sony a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens

Holiday Tech Gift Ideas 2015-2016: Cameras

December 14, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

What’s better to capture the moments this holiday season then by getting a brand new camera. But which one? There are thousands of different cameras out there, ranging from a couple hundred bucks going all the way into the tens of thousands. We’ve listed three of our favorite – all of which are in a different category, Mirrorless, Point and Shoot and a DSLR – all of these are great cameras, and all of which are at different prices as well.

Sony Alpha a6000

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Sony has quite a few mirrorless cameras, including the very popular a7 line, which is a few thousand. But the a6000 is a great camera as well, and it comes in at under $600. It is a mirrorless camera, so it does have a few lenses that can be changed out for different ones. Additionally it does have Carl Zeiss glass, which makes for some really amazing pictures. Sony also has the a5100 and a5000 cameras, both of which are also great cameras.

Sony Alpha a6000

Fujifilm X30

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Fujifilm is a pretty popular brand for cameras as well. This point and shoot is a pretty spectacular camera, coming in at just under $500. The Fujifilm X30 can take some amazing pictures with its 12-megapixel sensor. It’s a micro two-thirds camera, and has a f/2.0, allowing for some spectacular depth of field, that’s what makes the background in pictures a bit blurry (and look really cool sometimes). It does also have an electronic view finder as well as a LCD display on the back of the camera.

Fujifilm X30

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

canon-t6i

Now if you’re looking for a DSLR, look no further than the T6i, this is Canon’s latest of the sort-of mid-range DSLR’s that are at a decent price. Since this is a DSLR, you can get all sorts of lenses to go with it. The kit lens is a 16-55mm, not the worse lens, but not the best either. But that’s the beauty of DSLR’s, being able to swap them out. The Canon T6i also has a 24.2-megapixel sensor, which is going to be great for capturing every single detail, and even doing post processing later on, in Lightroom or anywhere else that edits photos.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i