Whether you're looking for a camera for a seasoned photographer, a casual snapshooter, or someone in between, this is a list of our favorite cameras to give and receive right now.
If your favorite photographer already has a camera, accessories make a great gift.
Action cams (also known as POV cams) have basically filled the hole left when minicamcorders like the Flip died off. There's a surprising amount of variety available at various prices, and here are our top gift choices in the category right now.
Got someone on your shopping list who's been very nice this year (or maybe you've been extra naughty)? Here are our top camera picks for gifters with cash to burn.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 28, 2014
Refurb Targus Backup Battery for Mobile Devices for $6 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Targus 4,800mAh Backup Battery for Mobile Devices, model no. APB27US, for $5.99 with free shipping. That's $4 under our mention of a new one from four days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this battery. (It's also $12 under the best price we could find for a new one.) This rechargeable unit charges USB devices and features both microUSB and miniUSB ports. Deal ends August 30.
A 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who backs it.
SimCity for PC for $6
Gamestop offers downloads of SimCity for Windows for $5.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $9 and an all-time low. It requires an Origin account to play.
Incipio Watson Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 for $8 + free shipping
A4C offers the Incipio Watson Wallet Folio Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 in Black, Mint Green, Purple, or White/Teal for $7.85 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. It features a faux leather front cover, elastic band closure, and 3-card slot for IDs or credit cards. Deal ends September 1.
Emerson 900W Microwave for $54 + free shipping
Target offers the Emerson 900-watt Microwave in Stainless Steel, model no. MW9338SB, or Red, model no MW9338RD, for $59. Coupon code "TGT4QBJF" cuts it to $54. With free shipping, that's $21 off list and the lowest total price we could find for this microwave. It features 11 power levels, six pre-set buttons, and digital LED display. Deal ends September 6.
Magnavox 39" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $270 + free shipping
Target offers the Magnavox 39" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. 39ME313V, for $269.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $82. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) and three HDMI inputs. Deal ends September 2.
zBoost SOHO Max Cellphone Signal Booster for $200 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the zBoost SOHO Max Cellphone Signal Booster, model no. ZB545M, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $85. It provides coverage for up to 3,500 square feet and is compatible with CDMA, EVDO, GPRS, GSM, HSPA, UMTS 3G, and other networks.
Canon PIXMA MG5520 WiFi Multifunction Printer for $50 + free shipping
Beach Camera via eBay offers the Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer in Black, model no. 8580B002, which also scans and copies, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $8.) The printer features 9 ppm color / 11 ppm black, 4800 x 1200 dpi printing, 2400 x 1200 dpi scanning, 802.11n wireless, and USB.
Of note, BuyDig still has it bundled with Corel PC Office Suite 4 for $70, as we mentioned yesterday.
Insignia In-Ceiling Speakers for $50 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Insignia In-Ceiling Speakers, model no. NS-C6500, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off list and the lowest total price we could find. They feature a frequency response range of 50Hz to 20kHz, 6.5" woofer, and 100-watt peak power handling.
iRulu 4GB 7" Android Tablet for $35 + free shipping
Campus111 via eBay offers the iRulu 4GB 7" Android Tablet for $34.59 with free shipping. That's $8 under our mention from June and the lowest total price we've seen for a new 4GB 7" Android tablet. (It's also a current low for this model by $8.) Features include a 7" 800x480 touchscreen LCD, Allwinner A13 single-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage, microSD, USB, 802.11g wireless, 2,800mAh battery, front and rear cameras, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Note: The listing discusses 3G compatibility, but that's provided via a 3G dongle, which isn't included.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PC for $12
GameStop offers downloads of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Windows for $11.99. That's $8 under our April mention and the lowest price we've seen for this game on PC. (It's also a current low by $12.)
A Uplay account is required to install and play this game.