They say say Christmas comes but once a year. It should be once EVERY year. Along comes the headache of choosing Christmas prezzies again. November is upon us once again, and many of us will want a new camera, a flashgun, memory card, Photoshop, camera bag or other camera related goodies. This guide will help you choose the best of the bargains so your loved one will squeal with delight upon receiving the perfect camera for Christmas, and not groan because you've bought them a cheap compact instead of a high end bridge model. Remember, what you buy them should usually be a step up from what they already have. For example, it would be pointless buying me a point and shoot camera as I have an entry level DSLR and high end bridge model. A higher spec model would be great, or accessories for it. It might be best to ask the photographer to suggest a gift idea or two.


For those with basic Point-n-shoot cameras, you can get camera cases quite cheaply. The supermarkets do cases for small cameras from under a fiver. Pound shops often get them in, and Tesco has cheap cases from just under £3.00. This Neewer camera case for bridge cameras/DSLRs is just £3.16 high end bridge camera and DSLR users will be delighted to recieve this camera bag but don't tell them it cost just £5.95 Memory cards are cheap at amazon, for example, this 8GB card is just £5.00, whilst this 16GB class 10 high speed card is just a few pence under £9.00 Tripods can be bought cheaply on Amazon too, with a large sized Konig tripod suitable for compact and small bridge cameras from just £7.40 Or how about this Battery Saver Pen from Amazon at just over £6.50 including postage? These Hama LCD wipes at £9.23 are perfect for cleaning smudges off your cameras LCD screen, and can even be used on your telly .Pound shops are useful for camera cases, mini tripods and photo paper.

Gifts Under £30.00

There's a lot of choice if you're spending £30.00 on a gift for a Photographer. High end bridge camera users will be delighted with this Manfrotto camera bag on a web only exclusive offer of £14.99 .This Hama tripod will be sure to please bridge camera users, and the price of just £11.99 will ensure your wallet doesn't suffer exhuastion, whilst this Yongnuo YN-460 ii flashgun from Amazon is just £29.98 and is highlly reccomended. Suitable for most cameras with a hotshoe, it will illuminate up to 33 metres (99 feet). If you're thinking of giving a framed photo to the Grandparents as a gift this KitVision digital frame is just  £23.99 from Amazon, whilst youngerTeenagers will welcome this Vivitar camera for just £24.99 or this 14 Mp Vivitar model from Argos for the same price will make an equally good gift.

Gifts Under £50.00

There are many cameras under £50.00 this Christmas. This Fujifilm 14 Mp & 3X Zoom compact is just £39,99 from Argos or refurbished from Fuji for £34.99 whilst an extra £2.00 nets you this Nikon L27 with an extra 2 Mp resolution and a 5X zoom from Amazon, and budding filmakers can use the Hot Shoe on their high end bridge camera or DSLR with this Polaroid microphone for £39.99

Gifts Under £100.00

There's lots of great choice when it comes to cameras under £100.00 This Christmas, especially if you're looking for something much more advanced than the entry level compact camera your intended recipient currently uses. For the tech savvy, this Samsung WB30F Smart camera features built in Wi-Fi for easy sharing on your favourite websites and a 10X zoom for just £90.00 from Asda,default,pd.html, whilst this Polaroid 21X zoom bridge camera is just £79.00, also at Asda,default,pd.html , and Tesco have this 25X zoom Kodak bridge camera at just £99.00 and PC world have £40.00 off this Advanced Compact Canon Ixus 16 Mp 8X zoom camera at just £69.00 whilst this 20 Mp Nikon Coolpix 3500 camera is just £74.99 direct from Amazon and this Olympus camera with wide angle and 10X zoom is just £69.99

Cameras Under £200.00

If you're planning on paying up to £200.00 for a camera this Christmas, there's plenty of choice. With features like Wi-fi, Touch Screens and GPS for automatically tagging where your photo was taken.

This Canon Powershot SX260 features a 20X zoom, 12 Mp Gps, full manual controls and the same image processor found in Canon's top of the range DSLR 1DX. All this for just £150.89. whilst bridge cameras abound in this price bracket, and this Panasonic FZ62 bridge camera with 16 Mp and a 24X zoom is just £189.99 plus £5.10 postage and the lowest price on this 20 Mp Sony H200 bridge camera is just £109.50 plus postage of £5.10 which is a fantastic bargain for not only a fantstic brand as sony, but also for a 20 Mp camera.

Compact System Cameras Under £250.00
These models are often as expensive as DSLR's, but there are some bargaind to be found, but you'd better hurry, at these prices they'll go extremely fast. An Amazon seller has Used Samsung NX1000 20 Mp cameras with 20 - 50mm lens for an amazing £144.00 and free delivery whilst this new Panasonic G3 camera is just £219.99 from an Amazon seller (fulfilled by Amazon direct) as well, whilst the 10 Mp Nikon 1 J1 is just £199.99 from yet another Amazon seller Currys PC world has this Sony Alpha 20 Mp A3000 for £249.00 and has the largest sensor of any CSC under £250.00!3391!3!37324478364!!!g!65958362844!&ef_id=Uk3QdwAABLrvYdD@:20131130235611:s. and also at Jessops for the same price Surprisingly, the price of this camera in $ is virtually identical to it's price in £'s. Traditionally, the price of a camera in £'s is usually roughly around 40% more than what it's price in $ converts into £'s, so full marks to both Curry's PC World and Jessops for pricing this camera so low.The Pentax Q can be bought for just £199.99 brand new Yet another Amazon seller has a used Olympus Pen E-PM1 with lens for an astounding £99.99 plus £5.10 delivery I doubt this will be around for long at this price, so hurry. Remember to check each Amazon sellers returns policy before you buy. It's a case of see it, buy it now on these bargains as they have all been priced to sell fast! If you're looking to spend up to £200.00 on a camera then check out MPB photgraphic and LCE for used cameras. You'll get a much better camera for your money than buy buying a brand new model.

 As you can see, there's a lot of great camera bargains to be had this Christmas. With gift ideas starting from £1.00, there's something for everyone this festive season. As you will probably be aware, my reputation for sniffing out the best camera bargains remains intact! Merry Christmas to you all. And if you do buy one of these featured cameras, don't forget to post pictures taken with it on our Facebook Page. Disclaimer: All prices were correct as at 0.01AM 25/11/2013 Errors and omissions excepted. Point-n-shoot is not liable for any errors.

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