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85 Gift Ideas for Photographers

From DIY Thermal Cameras to Motorized Camera Mounts

— December 15, 2018 — Tech
Buying gifts for photographers can be a somewhat daunting task, but these gift ideas for photographers showcase some of the most innovative and intriguing products to help capture the perfect shot.

Polaroid cameras have become relevant again, thanks to booms in nostalgic products, but they can often be expensive or hard to find. Thankfully, the Magny 35 offers up instant Polaroid printing qualities while being fully compatible with standard SLR-styled cameras. This preserves the quality and functions of an SLR camera while offering the novelty and instant photo printing capabilities of Polaroid cameras.

Also featured on this list is the Nikon DF-M1 viewfinder. Designed as an aftermarket accessory, this viewfinder draws inspiration from holographic firearm sights and allows photographers the ability to easily track and follow subjects while using a super telephoto lens. Unlike built-in viewfinders, the DF-M1 offers greater peripheral vision to allow for easier shot and subject tracking.
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Noise-Canceling 4K Cameras
Noise-Canceling 4K Cameras
The 'Nikon Z 6' Camera Muffles the Sound of Its Own Shutter
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Premium Matte Compact Cameras
Premium Matte Compact Cameras
The Leica Q-P Camera Boasts a Stealthy Tonal Finish
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Vibration-Proof 4K Cameras
Vibration-Proof 4K Cameras
This Camera Suppresses Mechanical Vibrations to Enhance Photo Output
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Polaroid-Transforming Cameras
Polaroid-Transforming Cameras
The Instant Magny 35 Turns 35mm Film Cameras Into Polaroid Machines
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81
Intelligent Camera Accessories
Intelligent Camera Accessories
The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash Automatically Adjusts Itself
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Diminutive 360-Degree Cameras
Diminutive 360-Degree Cameras
The 'Rylo' Camera is Low in Weight & High in Image Resolution
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Broad-Zoom Compact Cameras
Broad-Zoom Compact Cameras
The Sony RX100 VI is a Superzoom Camera with a Tiny and Portable Body
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78
Analog-Styled Digital Cameras
Analog-Styled Digital Cameras
The Leica M10-D Features Old-School Style with Modern Features
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DIY Thermal Cameras
DIY Thermal Cameras
Adafruit's 3D-Printed Camera Project Teaches Programming and Electronics
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Pop Star Instant Cameras
Pop Star Instant Cameras
The FUJIFILM instax SQUARE SQ6 Taylor Swift Edition is Singer-Approved
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Rejuvenated Bluetooth Cameras
Rejuvenated Bluetooth Cameras
The 'Lumix LX100 mark II' Offers a Blend of Connectivity and Clarity
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Luxury Camera-Branded Timepieces
Luxury Camera-Branded Timepieces
The Leica L1 and L2 Were Created by Leica Engineers and Designers
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Compact Optical Zoom Cameras
Compact Optical Zoom Cameras
The Leica C-Lux Camera is Perfect for Shutterbugs of All Kinds
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High-Performing Mirrorless Cameras
High-Performing Mirrorless Cameras
Jerry Julien Spoke with Trend Hunter About the Fujifilm X-H1
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Wireless Photography Control Boxes
Wireless Photography Control Boxes
The 'Capsule360' Has Three-Axis Motion for Enhanced Control
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Compact Photography Lights
Compact Photography Lights
The LitraPro is the First Full-Spectrum Compact Light
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Diminutive 4K Cameras
Diminutive 4K Cameras
This Canon Camera Offers Crystal-Clear Photography In a Compact Package
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4K Mirrorless Performance Cameras
4K Mirrorless Performance Cameras
The Canon EOS R Features a 30.2MP CMOS Sensor and More
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Standalone Digital Cameras
Standalone Digital Cameras
The 'Zeiss ZX1' Features Adobe CC LIghtroom Integration
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Motorized Videographer Tripod Devices
Motorized Videographer Tripod Devices
The edelkrone 'DollyPLUS' Works with Any Tripod
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Nostalgic Tech-Infused Instant Cameras
Nostalgic Tech-Infused Instant Cameras
Instax Square SQ20 Lets Consumers Select Photos to Print
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Adventurer Microscope Cameras
Adventurer Microscope Cameras
The Ricoh WG-60 Camera is Waterproof, Freezeproof and More
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Suction Cup Camera Mounts
Suction Cup Camera Mounts
This Mount Uses Millions of Suction Cups For Long-Lasting Strength
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Compact Motion Box Mounts
Compact Motion Box Mounts
The Capsule360 Gives Users Immense Camera Control With a Smartphone
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Cinematic 4K Cameras
Cinematic 4K Cameras
This Camera Offers Broadcast-Level Photography in a Portable Package
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Ultra-Quiet Mechanical Cameras
Ultra-Quiet Mechanical Cameras
The Leica M10-P Has a Shutter That's Silent for Quick Captures
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Textured Carbon Fiber Cameras
Textured Carbon Fiber Cameras
The Leica CL Carbon Edition Camera Boasts a 24.2MP Sensor
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Rugged 4K Diving Cameras
Rugged 4K Diving Cameras
The Panasonic Lumix TS7 has a Depth Rating of 102 Feet
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Bombproof Adventure Backpacks
Bombproof Adventure Backpacks
The Tanucklite 40 Uses a Uniquely Sewn Ripstop Material
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Tapered Macro Lenses
Tapered Macro Lenses
The Laowa Ultra Macro Uses an Odd Shape to Take Close-Up Photos
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Panoramic Photography Drones
Panoramic Photography Drones
The 'Mavic 2 Zoom' Drone Offers Ultra-Precise Zooming Capabilities
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Smartphone-Required Cameras
Smartphone-Required Cameras
The Pixii Camera Wirelessly Relays Images to a Connected Device
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Noise-Cancelling Camera Drones
Noise-Cancelling Camera Drones
This Upgraded DJI Drone is 60 Percent Quieter Than Its Predecessor
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Deep-Learning Photography Drones
Deep-Learning Photography Drones
The Teal One Drone Achieves Whopping Speeds as High as 60mph
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Ergonomic Extended Battery Cameras
Ergonomic Extended Battery Cameras
The Sigma dpQ Integrates a Secure Handle for Easy Shooting
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Modern Analog Cameras
Modern Analog Cameras
The Polaroid OneStep+ Combines Analog Film with Tech Capabilities
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Photography Brand Timepieces
Photography Brand Timepieces
The Leica L1 & L2 Watches are Sleekly Designed for Shutterbugs
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Beginner-Friendly DSLR Cameras
Beginner-Friendly DSLR Cameras
The Nikon D3500 Camera is a Budget Solution for Photographers
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All-Black Rangefinder Cameras
All-Black Rangefinder Cameras
Rag & Bone and Leica Made a Glow-in-the-Dark Monochrom Camera
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Discreet DSLR Cameras
Discreet DSLR Cameras
Images from the Leica CL Can Be Wirelessly Transferred to a Mobile Phone
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Affordable Professional Action Cameras
Affordable Professional Action Cameras
The Seabird 4K Camera is Ultra-Compact, Portable and Fun
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Portable Smartphone Lighting Kits
Portable Smartphone Lighting Kits
The Lume Cube Creative Lighting Kit Brings Photo Flash to Phones
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Camera Gear-Protecting Cases
Camera Gear-Protecting Cases
The FORSPARK Camera Dehumidifying Dry Cabinet Keeps Gear Safe
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Hand-Powered Instant Cameras
Hand-Powered Instant Cameras
The Carbon Escura Instant 60s Camera is Low-Cost and Retro
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Camera-Mounted Optics
Camera-Mounted Optics
The Nikon DF-M1 is Purpose-Built to Track Moving Objects for Photographers
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Wildlife-Tracking Outdoor Cameras
Wildlife-Tracking Outdoor Cameras
The TOGUARD H40 Trail Camera Works in Any Weather
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Demure Designer Digital Cameras
Demure Designer Digital Cameras
The Conceptual Sony Alpha 16 Camera Has a Bezel-Free Rear Display
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Vignette-Controlling Lenses
Vignette-Controlling Lenses
The Lensbaby Burnside 35 Offers Mechanical Control of Vignette
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Accessible Photography Equipment
Accessible Photography Equipment
The 'Note' Camera Can be Used by Those with Visual Impairments
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Universal Phone-Camera Clips
Universal Phone-Camera Clips
The Olloclip X Easily Adapts Lenses to Multiple Smartphone Designs
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Upgraded 50mm Camera Lenses
Upgraded 50mm Camera Lenses
The Star-Series 50mm Lens Features Physical Upgrades
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Revived Box Cameras
Revived Box Cameras
The 'Rolleiflex Instant Kamera' Combines Old-World Design With Modern Features
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Compact HD Cube Cameras
Compact HD Cube Cameras
The 'CUBE Mini' Camera Captures High-Quality Footage
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Adventurer Camera Holsters
Adventurer Camera Holsters
The 'SKOUT' Handsfree Camera Carrying System Keeps Gear Secure
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Wide-Angle Compact Cameras
Wide-Angle Compact Cameras
The Leica Q Camera Features All of the Brand's Best Qualities
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Compact Instant Cameras
Compact Instant Cameras
Fujifilm Released Images of Its Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
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Reconfigurable Shutterbug Bags
Reconfigurable Shutterbug Bags
Mission Workshop's 'The Capsule' Camera Bag is Weatherproof
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Sliding Motorized Camera Mounts
Sliding Motorized Camera Mounts
The 'SliderMini' Works with Your Choice of Photography Device
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Picture-Printing Wireless Cameras
Picture-Printing Wireless Cameras
The LG Pocket Photo Snap Instant Camera Prints in Several Modes
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Wearable Camera Stabilizers
Wearable Camera Stabilizers
The 'Steadify' Camera Rig Offers Hands-Free and Blur-Free Photography
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Ultra-Slim Instant Digital Cameras
Ultra-Slim Instant Digital Cameras
The Polaroid Mint Creates Physical and Digital Keepsakes
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Face-Tracking Photography Docks
Face-Tracking Photography Docks
The 'Pivo' Smartphone Dock Allows for Digital Creativity
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Smartphone-Inspired Compact Cameras
Smartphone-Inspired Compact Cameras
The Fujifilm XF10 is Geared to Smartphone Photographers
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Portable Wireless Cameras
Portable Wireless Cameras
The Evo GoCam is Ultra-Convenient and Compatible with Phones
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Holistic Smartphone Photography Lenses
Holistic Smartphone Photography Lenses
The 'PanoClip' 360-Degree iPhone Lens Snaps the Whole View
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Hyper-Zoom Camera Lenses
Hyper-Zoom Camera Lenses
This 4K Camera Lens is Designed for High-End Wildlife Videography
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Malleable Multi-Position Cameras
Malleable Multi-Position Cameras
The BOUD 'OPPY' Camera Has a Gooseneck Design for Intuitive Use
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Compact 360-Degree Cameras
Compact 360-Degree Cameras
The Vuze XR Brings 360-Degree Video and a Wider Audience
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Adventure-Oriented Camera Bags
Adventure-Oriented Camera Bags
Mountainsmith's Line of Travel Camera Bags are Made for Adventure
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Smartphone Photography Gear Bags
Smartphone Photography Gear Bags
The 'PHONESLINGER' Photography Bags Keep Devices on Hand
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Speedy 4K Compact Cameras
Speedy 4K Compact Cameras
The Conceptual Canon G7X Mark III is Powerful yet Compact
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Oversized Lens Digital Cameras
Oversized Lens Digital Cameras
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 Offers a Whopping 125x of Optical Zoom
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Low-Cost 4K Action Cams
Low-Cost 4K Action Cams
The APEMAN 'TRAWO' Action Camera is Packed with 20MP Sensor and More
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Mini Mountable Cameras
Mini Mountable Cameras
The 'OPKIX ONE' Camera Can be Affixed onto Anything
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Eco Smartphone Camera Wearables
Eco Smartphone Camera Wearables
The 'HELIOS' Solar-Powered Body Cam Uses Your Smartphones Camera
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Reflection-Free Camera Accessory
Reflection-Free Camera Accessory
Josh Smith Designs the Ultimate Lens Hood for Glass Photography
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Magnifying Smartphone Eyewear
Magnifying Smartphone Eyewear
The 'Oko' Smartphone Case Allows For Easy Wearable Photography
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High-End Mirror-Less Cameras
High-End Mirror-Less Cameras
The Leica S3 Camera Sports an All-Digital Design
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Digital Lifestyle-Accommodating Packs
Digital Lifestyle-Accommodating Packs
The SystemG Gaming+ Backpack Fits All of Your Technology
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Self-Stabilizing Cameras
Self-Stabilizing Cameras
The 'PIVOT' Camera by Thomas Thornton Optimizes Your Photography
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Tactile Image Cameras
Tactile Image Cameras
The '2C3D' Camera Offers a Way for the Blind to Touch Images
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Elegant Camera-Inspired Watches
Elegant Camera-Inspired Watches
TACS' Vintage Timepiece Boasts Skilled Craftsmanship & Chic Design
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4K Video-Recording Camera Rings
4K Video-Recording Camera Rings
The 'INSTA_RING' from Unlike Labs is Integrated with a 12MP Sensor
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Professional 4K Smartphone Cameras
Professional 4K Smartphone Cameras
The Insta360 Nano S Camera Enables 360-Degree Content Recording
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Precision Optics Smartphone Lenses
Precision Optics Smartphone Lenses
The LEMURO Case and Lenses Instantly Upgrades Your Smartphone
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