Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - 2016: Top 10 Best Camera Accessories

When it comes to cameras, purchasing the end product is just the beginning. Depending on what sort of camera it is you're giving this Holiday Season, there could be any number of extras that you need to pick up as well. Ranging from cases to memory cards and beyond, our list of the Top 10 Best Camera Accessories should have a little something for every type of photographer out there.

JOBY GorillaPod

The Joby GorillaPod has been available for some time now, and it's a favorite of younger photographers for good reason. It allows you to attach a camera to a railing, stabilize it on top of a rock and more. It's inexpensive and it's available in a number of different colors. While it might not be great for professional work it's easily carried around and can be used anywhere and for anything.

Buy the JOBY GorillaPod Original from Amazon

AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro

Don't let the name here fool you, it might be part of Amazon's Basics range, but it's designed specifically for the GoPro, and just take a look at everything you can get in that one case? This is a great small gift for those that enjoy getting outdoors and recording their adventures. It keeps everything nice and neat and there's little risk of actually losing anything when they use something like this.

Buy the AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro from Amazon

Case Logic SHC-101-BL DSLR Day Holster

This DSLR case from Case Logic is all about simplicity, which is why it's nice and affordable as a result. Perfect for the kind of shooters that want to take their DSLR and their favorite lens with them wherever, this is a great and simple case to keep in the car, throw in a bag or whatever.

Buy the Case Logic DSLR Case from Amazon.

AFAITH Professional SLR Camera Tripod and Monopod

AFAITH is perhaps not a name that we'd associate with high-end camera gear, but this great offering is so versatile it's unreal. A perfect Tripod and Monopod system for those just getting started in something a little more advanced, this folds up nicely, has an adjustable ball head and even has levels to make sure your shot is steady on even the most rocky of surfaces.

Buy the AFAITH Professional SLR Camera Tripod and Monopod from Amazon

Altura Photo KT0664 Professional Cleaning Set

If you know someone that's invested a lot in their camera gear, then odds are that they want to take good care of them. With this kit that covers all of the bases, it doesn't matter which camera type they have, they'll be able to keep those lenses clean and keep dust away from everything else.

Buy the Altura Photo KT0664 Professional Cleaning Set from Amazon

Chromo Inc. 160 LED Flash for All Camera Systems

Every good photographer should have some sort of flash at their disposal. The problem however, is figuring out which sort of flash is right for a friend for family member's camera. Well, with this option from Chroma as long as they have a shoe attachment for it, it'll work. It provides a whole load more light from a selection of AA batteries and can be used whenever and wherever. A versatile tool that will work with any camera out there, this is a good solution.

Chromo Chromo Inc. 160 LED Flash for All Camera Systems from Amazon

SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB SDHC Memory Card

Another thing that every good photographer should have in their arsenal is a good memory card, and the SanDisk Extreme PRO is a good option for those looking for speed and reliability. We use these here at Android Headlines and have never had a card fail on us. There are larger options available as well, but these are reliable and trustworthy.

Buy the SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB SDHC Memory Card from Amazon

Billingham Hadley Small Camera Bag

The Billingham name is one that budding photographers will know well when it comes to camera bags, and for good reason. They're good-looking, easy to open and fetch your equipment out of and well, it's a Billingham. For a great gift for the fashion conscious, these bags are a great choice.

Bu the Billingham Hadley Small Camera Bag from Amazon

Nikon Lens Pen Cleaning System

When it comes to cleaning, some photographers just want a super-simple way of getting rid of dust, and this Lens Pen option from Nikon does just that. Besides, if you have a Nikon fan in the family, they will appreciate the brand name, as Nikon and Canon fans can be very particular.

Buy the Nikon 7072 Lens Pen Cleaning System from Amazon

Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod

This Manfrotto Tripod oozes quality, and while it is a fairly standard affair, it's more than likely going to be sturdy and strong for years to come. This also comes in a number of colors, including a white option and one with a pin trim, so this will suit all the kind of photographers that you. A quality name, this is a great piece of hardware to add to anyone's photographic arsenal.

Buy the Manfrotto MKCOMPACTLT-BK Compact Tripod from Amazon

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.