With the holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for the special (or not so special) people in your life. To help you find some inspiration, we’ve come up with a list of 5 photo/video gift ideas that won’t break the bank, but will definitely put a smile on that someone’s face.
5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas under $200.00
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – $169.99
The Osmo Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for the storyteller in all of us and allows you to capture moments with cinematic movement and incredible ease. Using a lightweight design, intelligent functions, and a long-lasting battery, the Osmo Mobile 2 will make it easy to share your stories with the world.
Whatever your passion, wherever your destination, and whenever you feel inspired, capture moments with cinematic movement and incredible ease. Using a lightweight design, intelligent functions, and a long-lasting battery, the Osmo Mobile 2 lets you share your story.
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport – $139.99
You may not know it, but achieving the correct colour balance in your images doesn’t have to be a struggle. The X-Rite ColorChecker passport will help you ensure that your images come out correctly balanced every time! No photographer or videographer should be without one!
ColorChecker Passport is a powerful ‘capture to edit’ colour solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent colour and creative flexibility. And when you combine ColorChecker Passport with Adobe® Imaging solutions you’ll gain even greater benefits. ColorChecker Passport combines three photographic targets into one pocket size protective, multi-positionable case that adjusts to any scene. Together with the included camera calibration software, you get the ultimate in functionality, flexibility and portability.
LaCie 2TB Rugged mini USB 3.0 5400 RPM – $139.99
Storage is always an issue when out on assignment. The 2TD LaCie Rugged Mini portable hard drive is an almost indestructible and will give you plenty of room to store your images when your memory card gets full.
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with their most popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, LaCie has gone a step further: it’s also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure.
Peak Design Slide Camera Strap – $84.99
Probably the most comfortable camera strap you’ll ever own! Easy to use adjusters, quickly allow you to shorten or lengthen the strap to your desired position and the smooth side allows for smooth as silk movement. Don’t want it to slide around? Just flip the strap over and use the grippy side to keep it in place. Best of all, the anchor system lets you add or remove the strap from the camera in a jiffy and swap it to another body. Available in Black and Ash colour versions.
The newly upgraded Slide can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap. Internally-padded nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode. Dual quick-adjusters provide instant access and easy reconfiguration. Unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and dual points of connection keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps. Shipped with updated V4 Anchors.
MeFoto Backpacker S Carbon Fibre Tripod – $199.99
The MeFoto Backpacker tripods are light, compact and the perfect pickup and go accessory. Best of all, it’s like getting a two in one deal! Yes, the Backpack also converts into a Monopod for those times when having one leg instead of three is more suitable. Available in Black, Titanium, Blue, Green and Red versions.
The MeFOTO S Tripods are ready for travel on any photo adventure. The reverse folding design allows it to be super compact for fitting inside cases or attaching to camera bags. You can convert the tripod into a full size monopod by combining one of the legs with the centre column. Ideal for smartphones, point & shoot, mirrorless, micro 4/3 and DSLR cameras.
Looking for something else? Why not check out these “Five Powerful Video Accessories That Will Help Improve Your Workflow”
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