The 7 Best Gifts to Give New Photographers

When picking the best camera and equipment for beginners, you need to consider three major factors. The first is affordability. The second is ease of use. To get the hang of photography, you need to be able to afford the equipment, and it’s probably best to keep the technical requirements at a minimum until you get the hang of the craft. Most importantly, you’ll want to find a camera with potential: one that’s able to grow with the user as they get more confident with shooting.

Whether picking out a gift for a loved one, or for yourself, check out the list below for the best cameras and equipment for beginners.

1. Nikon D3500 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black

This is one of Nikon’s entry-level cameras. It’s an easy-to-use, point-and-shoot camera that takes stunning photo and video while remaining relatively simple to navigate. With its brilliant ‘Guide Mode’, you can take pictures with the help of the camera’s fully interactive shooting guide, pointing you to the right settings and controls for a given shot. We love how compact and light this camera is, making it ideal for travel. Not to mention its compatibility with smartphones, making it that much easier to share your favorite photos.

2. Benro Tripster Travel Tripod/Monopod

A lot of people underrate the importance of a tripod, but this is a must have accessory when you’re first starting your career as a photographer. You can get a lot of different uses out of a tripod: they’re great for group photos and they’re important stabilizers for low light photography. We recommend the Benro Tripster Travel Tripod/Monopod

It is a reverse-folding travel tripod that also can also be converted to a monopod. This tripod is perfect for everything from small, lightweight cameras up to full frame DSLRs.

3. Camera Bags

 To protect your camera and its accessories from being broken or damaged, make sure to accompany your purchase of any new camera with a stylish bag to go with it!  Check out our site, fill of bags with different styles, colors, and sizes. Want to carry it on your back? Snag one of our backpacks! Rather sling it over your shoulder? Select one of our messenger style bags!

4. Lens and Optics Cleaning Kits

Dust build up on the lens and sensor are inevitable, so it is important to have tools at the ready to clean your gear. Check out our wide selection of lens and optic cleaning kits, to ensure that the dust and dirt specks won’t blur the detail in your image. Make it a habit to clean your lens and sensor frequently, if you want a lot of use out of them!

5. Memory Card and Storage

For every holiday season, there are plenty of photos to take, and videos to record, to ensure family memories Thanksgiving and Christmas last.  You need something that can help you make every shot count, every memory saved, and every smile captured! That’s why buying an additional memory card for storage is a must. We also offer an All-In-One Case to house all your Compact Flash, SD, SM, Memory Stick, Micro SD.

6. Mirrorless Camera

For beginners, mirrorless cameras are often a better choice because of their more compact size and simpler controls, and because of their easy-to-use touch screen functionality. We recommend FUJIFILM X-A7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens. With its stylish exterior and versatile image-making capabilities, the FUJIFILM X-A7 is a sleek mirrorless camera capable of apt stills and video recording. These cameras are often being used by travel vloggers and bloggers because of its modern and vintage style with amazing features and functionalities.

7. Minolta Instapix Print Digital Camera with Printer

If you like to have the best, most instagrammable pictures ready for printing with no hassle, opt for the Minolta Instapix Print Digital Camera with Printer. Prnt put your favorite shots instantly after reviewing your photos on the 1.7” LCD screen. Capture images with 10-megapixels and utilize 4PASS printing technology to print vibrant photos using 16.7 million real ink colors in just 50 seconds. With the Minolta Instapix, you’ll receive all the fun benefits of an instant camera with further upgrades such as auto-focus, gamma correction, and Bluetooth for remote shutter release, editing, printing, and sharing on social media through your IOS or Android mobile device.

Many of the best beginner-friendly cameras shoot high-quality photos and videos. As long as your pair the right camera with the right accessories, you’ll be taking pro-level photos in no time.