Looking for the best camera this Christmas? We’ve got three great choices which will please happy snapping photography-fanatics, whatever your budget. Read on, and we’ll break down the SLR, mid-sized and compact options for you to shove under the tree this year.
Whether you’re looking for a high end snapper, something mid-range or a brilliant budget camera you’re sure to find something to stack in that stocking here.
This is one of the most compact DSLRs we’ve ever held. It can shoot movies in full 1080p HD using its movie-centric swappable lens, in crisp detail and natural looking colour. The D3100 autofocusses swiftly when you’re using the viewfinder, and tracks moving subjects well. An SLR brimming with features for less than £500, who would sniff at that?
The Olympus E-P1 isn’t the first Micro Four Thirds camera to market, but despite the slim size it still has 12.3 megapixels, built-in flash, artistic capabilities and the interchangeable lens capacity of its SLR cousins. A great camera for a great price, only serious photographers will miss the key controls removed to make the camera simpler.
Canon’s latest offering for the facebooking, uploading market: a teeny compact camera that packs 14.1 megapixels, a huge sensor and outrageous colour. It can also record HD video and although it doesn’t have the optical zoom of the IXUS 210 IS, at just 17.8mm thin, the selling point here is portability. Our top choice compact for £130.