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.
Oct 22, 2014
Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Over Ear Headphones for $110 + $5 s&h
Yugster offers the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Noise-Canceling Over Ear Headphones in Black or White for $109.97. With $5 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $78, although we saw them for a buck lower in May. They feature active noise cancelling (powered by three AAA batteries, not included), a detachable cord, collapsible design, and in-line controls.
Neo Hybrid Rugged Case for iPhone 6 for $2 + free shipping
Dr. Hot Deal via eBay offers the Neo Hybrid Rugged Case for iPhone 6 for $2.25 with free shipping. That's a quarter under last week's mention and the best deal we've seen. (It's $1 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar case without any of the extra items.) It features a built-in kickstand and includes a stylus, screen protector, and microfiber cloth.
SanDisk 240GB Ultra SATA 6Gbps Internal SSD for $90 + free shipping
TigerDirect offers the SanDisk 240GB Ultra Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD, model no. SDSSDHII-240G-G25, for $109.99. Enter your email address at this link to get a special $10 off coupon (you'll receive a unique discount link shortly after) and apply coupon code "VWF143866" to drop it to $89.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it for a buck less last month. It features up to 500MB/s write and 550MB/s read speeds.
HP Envy Haswell i7 2GHz 16" 1080p Touch Laptop for $799 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the 5.81-lb. HP Envy 15 k012nr Signature Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop for $799 with free shipping. (Click "PC only" to see this offer.) That's $100 under our mention from last week and tied as the lowest total price we've seen for this model. Features include an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 4GB video card, 802.11ac wireless, DVD burner, HD webcam, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Western Digital 1.5TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $65 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the Western Digital 1.5TB My Passport Ultra Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in Black, model no. WDBMWV0015BBK-NESN, for $64.99 with free shipping. That's $1 under our August mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $4.) It supports USB 3.0 data transfer up to 5 Gb/s and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
Laptops, Desktops, & More at eBay: Up to 78% off, from $4 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay cuts up to 78% off a selection of new and refurbished laptops, desktops, accessories, and more, with prices starting from $3.99. (The banner states up to 40% off, but we found larger discounts. Prices are as marked.) Plus, all items qualify for free shipping.
A best bet is the refurbished Dell Latitude E6400 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz 14" Laptop (pictured) for $239.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $39. Features include an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor, 14.1" LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Note: No warranty information is provided.
ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX 4GB PCIe 3.0 Video Card for $313 + free shipping
TigerDirect offers the ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 STRIX 4GB 256-bit PCI Express 3.0 Video Card, model no. GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5 for $339.99. Enter your email address at this link to get a special $27 off coupon that drops it to $312.99. (Scroll down the page to see the email box. You'll receive a unique discount link shortly after.) With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $32. It features a 7.01GHz memory clock speed, 1,114MHz core clock (1,253MHz overclocked), HDCP and OpenGL 4.4 support, DisplayPort, DVI-I, DVI-D, and HDMI. Coupon ends October 25.
Note that the $27 off coupon is valid for use once per account.
Refurb Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android for $85 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android Devices in Black or Stainless Steel, model no. SW2, for $84.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a new unit in any color by $104, although we saw it for $25 less in August. This model is compatible with most devices running Android 4.0 or later. It features a 1.6" 220x176 transflective touchscreen LCD, aluminum body, and Bluetooth 3.0. Deal ends October 26.
A 90-day A4C replacement warranty applies.
Refurb Acer Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 16" Touch Laptop for $360 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the refurbished 5.3-lb. Acer Aspire M5-583P-5859 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. NX.MP2AA.001, for $359.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for any touchscreen laptop with a Haswell Core i5 CPU. (It's also $240 less than a new unit today.) Features include an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, webcam, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Note that no warranty information is provided.
Seagate 2TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $80 + free shipping
Today only, Rakuten Shopping offers the Seagate 2TB Expansion Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBX2000401, for $86.99. Coupon code "RRRTREASURE" cuts it to $79.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it for $5 less two weeks ago. This drive is completely USB-powered.