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 29, 2014
Refurbished Galaxy Note Pro 32GB 12" Android Tablet for $430 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 32GB 12.2" WiFi Android Tablet in Black, model no. SM-P9000ZKVXAR, for $429.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $216 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one.) It features an Exynos 5400 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 12.2" 2560x1600 touchscreen display, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 4.0, 720p video capture, 802.11n wireless, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat). A 90-day Samsung warranty applies.
Brookstone Labor Day Sale: Up to 70% off + $10 off $80, $15 off $120
Brookstone takes up to 70% off select sale and clearance items as part of its Labor Day Sale. Even better, apply coupon code "SAVE938" to take $10 off orders of $80 or more, or coupon code "SAVE724" to cut $15 off orders of $120 or more. Shipping starts at $7.99, or spend $99 or more to qualify for free shipping via coupon code "SHIP99". (The coupons don't stack.) Some exclusions apply. Deal ends August 31.
Refurb Otterbox Defender Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 for $22 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Otterbox Defender Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 in Black, Gray/White, or Pink/Gray for $21.95 with free shipping. That's $5 under the lowest price we could find for a new one with pickup elsewhere. It features multi-layers, holster, and screen protector. Deal ends September 3.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
How to play Titanfall or Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for PC for free
At Origin, download Game Time and you'll be able to play Titanfall for Windows for free. You'll get 48 hours of play time, after which the game will have to be purchased in order to continue playing.
Prefer another free-to-play game? Also available is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for Windows for free. The same conditions apply as above.
HP Pavilion Intel Quad 2.17GHz 12" Touch Laptop for $350 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the 3.1-lb. HP Pavilion x360 11-n010dx Intel Pentium 11.6" Touchscreen Laptop in Smoke Silver or Brilliant Red, bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-User 6-Month for Windows and Mac, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's the best price we've seen for any Pavilion x360 and the lowest total price we could find by $42. Features include an Intel Pentium N3520 2.17GHz quad-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, media card reader USB 3.0, HDMI, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Note that an optical drive is not included.
Refurb AT&T DECT 6.0 3-Handset Cordless Phone System for $25 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished AT&T DECT 6.0 3-Handset Cordless Phone System, model no. CL81301, for $24.95 with free shipping. That's $5 under our mention from last month and tied as the lowest total price we've seen for this set. (It's $55 under the best deal we could find for a new set.) It features a speakerphone, caller ID, call waiting, intercom, and recharging bases for each handset. Deal ends September 3.
Note: A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
OWC Labor Day Weekend Blast Specials: Enclosures from $3 + $8 s&h, more
Other World Computing cut prices on select hard drive docks and enclosures as part of its Labor Day Weekend Blast Specials, with prices starting at $2.99. Shipping starts at about $8, or get free shipping on select orders. Deal ends September 1. A few best bets, each with free shipping:
- NewerTech Voyager Q USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 / eSATA Dock for $49.50 (pictured, low by $25)
- OWC ThunderBay IV 4-Bay Thunderbolt Enclosure for $379 ($101 off)
OWC ThunderBay IV External HDD / Enclosures from $379 + free shipping
Other World Computing discounts a selection of its OWC ThunderBay IV Thunderbolt External Hard Drives and Enclosures, with prices starting at $379. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Deal ends September 1. A couple of best bets:
- OWC ThunderBay IV Thunderbolt 4-Bay External HDD Enclosure for $379 ($60 price low)
- OWC ThunderBay IV 4TB Thunderbolt External HDD for $619.99 (pictured, $49 price low)
Used Apple Macbook Air Laptops at OWC from $559 + free shipping
Other World Computing discounts a selection of used Apple Macbook Air Laptops during its Labor Day Weekend Blast Sale, with prices starting at $559. Plus, all orders receive free shipping. Even better, each model includes a 4-Month Apple Care warranty. Each is at least $621, and as much as $751, off list price. Deal ends September 1.
Sharp 1,000W 1.1-Cu. Ft. Countertop Microwave for $70 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Sharp 1.1-Cubic Foot 1,000-Watt Carousel Countertop Microwave Oven in White, model no. R-309YV, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our March mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $46.) Features include 1.1-cubic feet of cooking space, five pre-programmed modes, 11 power level settings, and turntable. Deal ends September 4.