Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Camera Accessories

Black Pro Basic Common Outdoor Sports Kit for GoPro

The GoPro line of cameras have proven popular with action sports enthusiasts for a long, long time now and it's not hard to see why. To make the most of a GoPro however, it needs to be attached to your person, your helmet, or your car. With this inexpensive accessory kit, users will be able to record all the footage they want with their GoPro, whether that's strapping to their chest, to their bike or just holding it out in front of them. Everything is included in a simple carrying bag, and all the tools and attachments are easy to use, making it easy to use your GoPro wherever and whenever.

Andoer Lightweight Camera Gimbal for Drones

Know somebody with a new drone? Know somebody that wants to use it for aerial photography and video? This inexpensive attachment from Andoer will help realize that goal. It might not be for those that are unsure of modifying things, but it does make for a phone Sunday project. With this attached to a Drone, any Drone will be able to take some stunning shots from up above, and it will certainly help people experiment with their filmmaking. Inexpensive and worth every penny, this is something to consider as a smaller gift for someone.

Altura Camera Cleaning Kit

Everyone that wants to look after their camera needs a design cleaning kit. Solutions and cleaning sprays are one thing, but what's important is a good lens pen and an air blower, especially for those with DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras, as keeping dust at bay is critical. This kit from Altura comes with both of those as well as some great microfiber cloths and a decent solution, too. Perfect for those just getting started as well as photographers that have been shooting for years, this kit has everything they need to keep their camera gear at its best, and nothing more.

AmazonBasics Camera Bag

If keeping a camera clean is important, then so too is being able to move it from shoot-to-shoot without it getting damaged. There are lots of options out there when it comes to camera bags, but this AmazonBasics option appears to be the best value out there. With thousands of reviews, room for a complete camera setup, as well as a few lenses and a flash gun, this bag also adds a dedicated spot for a tablet of some sort. On top of that, there are pockets that are perfect for notes, pens and cleaning products. An inexpensive gift that punches well above its weight, this is one camera bag that won't stick out like a sore thumb, and doesn't cost more than the gear it's protecting.

NEEWER LED Camera Flash

Finding the right flashgun for someone's camera can be something of a nightmare, given the different brands and different hotshoe designs out there. This 160-LED option from NEEWER, however, will work wit anything on the market. LEDs are a great way to light a scene, giving the user control over their shutter speed a little more, and thanks to some warmth control here, white balance can be finely-tuned here as well. Compatible with a number of standard camera batteries, as well as AA batteries, this is a versatile and inexpensive tool that makes a worthy addition to anyone's camera arsenal.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB

With RAW camera files and 4K video taking up more space than ever, it's about time we all started to invest in higher-capacity SD cards. If you know someone forever changing cards or running out of space, this 128GB option is well worth considering. It's a SanDisk Extreme PRO, making it great to travel with as it's magnet and X-Ray proof, and the speeds are fast enough to ensure quick writing of 4K video and continuous burst photography, too. Pricey for a small piece of plastic, but inexpensive when we consider what someone can do with more storage and faster storage at that.

Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom

The GorillaPod line of products have been around for a long, long time now and there's a lot of versatility on hand here. This version of the GorillaPod is designed for DSLR and larger Mirrorless machines. It'll work with anything of course, but has the added strength to support the extra weight of larger cameras. Perfect for attaching a camera to a piece of street furniture or just to get that perfect angle without carrying a full Tripod around, the GorillaPod is a well-established tool for any photographer. It doesn't take up much space, offers users a lot of versatility and doesn't the break the bank.

Herringbone Leather Camera Grip

Shooting hundreds of shots with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera all day long can be more than a little tiring. To take some of the discomfort of messing around with a strap or taking it in and out of a bag all of the time, the Herringbone Leather Camera Grip puts your beloved camera right where you need it; in your hand. Made from soft, supple leather, this is a great accessory for travel photographers as well as those that want to keep the camera in their hand all of the time. It's less conspicuous than wearing a camera around your neck, and makes taking quick shots of whatever it is that takes your fancy a hell of a lot quicker, too.

Takstar SGC-598 Shotgun Mic

With more and more users turning to DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras to record videos for YouTube, school projects and everything in between, it stands to reason that more people will be in need of a decent microphone. The SGC-598 from Takstar is an inexpensive option that's getting rave long-term reviews from professionals and those starting out alike. Easy to use - with the only requirement being a 3.5mm option on your camera - the SGC-598 is well worth considering, especially as an upgrade to any built-in microphone.

Manfrotto Tripod

A quality Tripod is a must for photographers and filmographers alike. This option from Manfrotto is lightweight, has great extension, as well as a quality grip to make small adjustments while keeping everything steady and the camera itself sturdy and secure. This is a firm that has been doing camera Tripod for decades now, and that experience really shows. An excellent option to stop the flow of cheaper Tripods breaking over and over again, this is well worth the asking price.

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