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
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Jul 24, 2014
Refurb Nikon D5300 24MP DSLR Camera, 18-55mm lens for $600 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Nikon D5300 DX-Format 24.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II Lens, model no. 1522, for $599.99 with free shipping. That's $100 below the best price we could find for a new one. The camera features a 3.2" vary-angle LCD, 5fps shooting, 1080p HD video recording, USB, HDMI, and SDXC card slot. A 90-day Nikon warranty is applied. Deal ends August 2 at 7:59 am ET.
Refurb Nikon D3300 24MP DSLR w/18-55mm Lens for $430 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Nikon D3300 24.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, model no. 1532, for $429.99 with free shipping. That's $67 below our mention from two days ago, which included Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12, and $167 under the lowest total price we could find for a new camera and lens. It features a 3" LCD display, 3x optical zoom, Wi-Fi capability, and 1080P HD video. A 90-day Nikon warranty applies.
Best Buy Black Friday in July: iPad Retina 16GB for $330 + free shipping, more
For its My Best Buy members, Best Buy cuts prices on many items as part of its Black Friday in July Sale. (Discount is applied automatically in-cart.) Plus, most orders receive free shipping, which puts many items at or close-to all-time price lows. Sale ends July 26. Some best bets, with prices after member discount (shown-in cart):
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 64GB 10" Win 8 Tablet for $200 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 64GB 10.1" Windows 8 Tablet, model no. 36795MU, with a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Digitizer Pen for $199.99 with free shipping. That's $30 under our mention from four weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's also a current price low by $49.) It features an Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 multitouch IPS LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB flash memory, 2-megapixel front camera, 8-megapixel rear camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, mini HDMI, 2-cell battery, Windows Office Home Student 2013, and Windows 8.
Refurb Unlocked Samsung 16MP 4G Android Camera for $180 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy 16.3-Megapixel 4G Android Digital Camera in White, model no. EK-GC100, for $179.95 with free shipping. That's a $20 drop since last month and the lowest total price we've seen for a refurb. (It's a current low of $74 in any condition.) This quad-band 4G camera includes a 4.8" 1280x720 touchscreen LCD, Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, 21x optical zoom, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, optical image stabilization, SD card slot, and Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Western Digital 2TB SATA 6Gbps Internal Hard Drive for $69 + pickup at Fry's
Fry's offers the Western Digital 2TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, model no. WDBH2D0020HNC-NRSN, for $69 via in-store pickup. (It's not available for shipping.) That's $10 under our February mention and the lowest total price we could find by $15. It features a 64MB cache. Deal ends today.
KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice for $100 + free shipping
BonTon offers the
KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice in Silver, model no. KFP1330CU, for. (Kitchenaid via eBay charges the same.) That's tied with our March mention as the lowest total price we've seen for any 13-cup food processor. (It's also a current price low by $24.) It features three power settings, a 3-in-1 ultra wide feed mouth, and externally-adjustable slicing lever. $99.97. Coupon code "FREESHIP" bags free shipping
Update: The above coupon has expired at BonTon; however, Kitchenaid via eBay still offers it for $99.99 with free shipping.
Unlocked LG G3 D855 16GB 4G Android Smartphone for $500 + free shipping
Techno.Trading.House via eBay offers the recently-released Unlocked LG G3 D855 16GB 4G LTE Android Smartphone in Grey or White for $499.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $195. This international GSM model features a 5.5" 1440x2560 touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 1080p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, and Google Android 4.4.2 OS (Kit Kat).
Refurb HTC EVO 4G Android Phone for FreedomPop for $60 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished HTC EVO 4G Android Smartphone for FreedomPop for $59.99 with free shipping. That's $140 off list, $15 under our mention from last month, and the lowest total price we've seen. It features a 4.3" 480x800 touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm QSD8650 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8- and 1.3-megapixel cameras, microSD slot with 4GB card, and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS. Deal ends July 24.
Of note, a 90-day warranty applies, although it's not clear who backs it.
Google Play Edition Android Devices from $225 + $11 s&h
Expansys offers a selection of Google Play Edition tablets and unlocked smartphones, with prices starting at $224.99. Shipping starts at $9.99. Google Play Edition devices run a more efficient, stock version of Android and receive updates more quickly than devices that operate on a brand-skinned version of Android. The deals:
- LG G-Pad 8.3" 16GB WiFi Google Play Ed. Android Tablet for $224.99 + $11 s&h ($105 off)
- Unlocked HTC One M7 32GB Google Play Ed. Smartphone for $399.99 + $10 s&h (pictured, $250 off)
- Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB Google Play Ed. Smartphone for $399.99 + $10 s&h ($250 off)