Monday, 27 August 2018

Top Photography Gear For Your Christmas List

Retro Green Diana Camera from Urban Outfitters

As the festive season approaches the tech industry is flooded with new gadgets and cameras. With so many options to consider I've made a list of some cool cameras and accessories that'll please any photography enthusiast. 

The Lumix DC-FT7, from £399.99 (sponsored)
Lumix have recently launched a 4k underwater camera in 3 colours - I think the blue one is my favourite. One of the top selling features is its durability; you can dive as far as 31m or take it out in freezing temperatures skiing without having to overly worry about accidental drops and shocks. 

Neewer DSLR Camera Bag

I've had this tripod for a while and love that it's both sturdy and lightweight. It also fold down neatly for convenient storage whilst travelling. 

The Nikon Z6/Z7, from £2099
This one sits at the top of my list, I currently own a Nikon D5300 and have been in the market to upgrade for sometime. Nikon's new cameras are mirrorless and future-proof with a new lens mount and memory card format.
I had my eye on the D850 however much of the benefits I desired (4K video and 120fps at 1080p) are available on the Z6 for a fraction of the price. 

Sigma 10-20mm lens and Nikon D5300

If you're a blogger or avid-Instagrammer this lens will allow you to apply a shallow depth of field to your portraits. It's a go-to lens for most content creators as the results are very stylish and magazine-like - I also use it for my food photography

PixPro Orbit360 4k camera by Kodak

The Kodak PixPro Orbit360, from €499.99 
Earlier this year Kodak invited me to try their PixPro Orbit360 that shoots 360° in 4K. If you, or someone you know loves gadgets and would like to try 360° YouTube videos or interactive Facebook photos (the ones where you can navigate around the image), then consider adding this to your shopping list.

The DJI Mavic 2, from £1099
The portable size, mobile-app control and large 1" sensor makes the DJI Mavic 2 an industry trailblazer. Drones have become increasingly popular, but so have the rules and regulations so it's good to see the addition of obstacle sensors on all-sides to help make this series even safer.

Christmas In July Event
Castle Combe, holding a retro Diana camera

The Polaroid OneStep 2, from £119
I attended Christmas In July in London and Polaroid were showcasing their new products launching just in time for the festive season. The current newbie is OneStep 2 with a high quality lens, bright flash and rechargeable battery, advancing instant-photography from 1980 to 2020. 

The Wifi Memory Card, from £19.99
If you're not looking to upgrade your camera quite yet, you may benefit from a cheaper investment of a wifi memory card. The ability to send photos straight to your device via an app can save so much time, as well as being a useful backup when you're on the go for those precious shots.

Neewer Camera Bag, Royal Crescent in Bath
Kodak PixPro Orbit360

Do you have any cameras or gadgets on your Christmas wish list? Let me know! 
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Lumix. All opinions shared are my own, prices are an estimate only. 
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