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PetaPixel Photography Gift Guide 2012


With Christmas and the holiday season just around the corner, here’s our annual roundup of the latest, greatest, and phototastic-ist gift ideas. The items are listed by price, so there should be something to fit every budget.

Camera Stickers — $5 for 273 stickers

Tiny stickers featuring pixelated illustrations of various camera equipment, including cameras, lenses, and even memory cards! Use them to decorate your gifts or give them as gifts themselves.

Leica Look-Alike Skin for the iPhone 5 — $6

A protective vinyl skin that makes your iPhone 5 look like a Leica M rangefinder camera. We also sell an identical iPhone 4/4S version.

The f/60 Lens Kitchen Timer — $14

A working kitchen timer that’s designed to look like a zoom lens. Twisting the zoom ring starts the countdown, and it doesn’t require any batteries.

Joby GripTight — $20

A compact and easy-to-use camera mount that lets you connect any smartphone to any tripod.

Gizmon iCA Remote Shutter — $23

A Remote Shutter Release for iOS Devices That Masquerades as a Roll of Film iphoneshutterrelease

A simple remote shutter release for iOS devices (e.g. iPhones) that looks like a roll of film.

Dodge & Burn T-Shirts — $29

Photography inspired T-shirts with stylish designs based on vintage cameras. There are 12 designs to choose from.

Printstagram Calendar — $40

A tear-off calendar in which each sheet is a “Polaroid picture”-style print of one of your Instagram photographs.

Lensbaby Spark — $80

An affordable plastic toy lens that lets you shoot selective-focus photographs using your Canon or Nikon DSLR.

Canon PowerShot S100 — $249

This powerful little compact may have been succeeded by the S110, but it’s still the #1 best-selling camera over on Amazon.

Sekonic L-478D/L-478DR Light Meters — $389/$469

The world’s first LCD touchscreen light meters. The L-478DR also includes a built-in Pocketwizard wireless flash trigger.

Sony DSC-RX100 — $648

A large-sensor tiny-body camera that has been shaking up the compact camera market since it was announced back in June. Some reviewers are calling the camera the best compact camera of all time.

Fujifilm X-E1 — $1000

A mirrorless camera that features a large sensor and a gorgeous design that’s inspired by old rangefinder cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 — $1200

A powerful and stylish mirrorless camera that’s inspired by film SLRs.

Canon 6D/Nikon D600 — $2099/$2000

Heavyweight camera makers Canon and Nikon both announced “entry-level” full-frame DSLRs this year, making it much cheaper for photographers to jump into the world of full frame from smaller sensor sizes.

Image credit: Presents Under the Tree by nerdcoregirl