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Christmas is nearly here – just over three weeks away, in fact – but there’s still time to find the right present for your friends and family with Tech Guide’s 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas.
We’re kicking off our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide in 2021 we’re taking a looking at cameras.
Dedicated cameras are popular even though our smartphones have a high quality camera onboard.
But these cameras can go and do things that smartphones can’t.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
Day 1: Cameras
Day 2: Smartphones
Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches
Day 4: Headphones/speakers
DAY 5: Gaming
DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers

GOPRO HERO10 BLACK – $599.95 (with one-year subscription) or $749.95
GoPro HERO10 Black has taken a big leap in a year with the new GP2 system on a chip processor and improved frame rates and quality so your videos are better and sharing them and editing them is easier.
The device looks almost identical to the HERO9 Black released last year but all of the improvements are under the hood.
For a start the GP2 processor makes things even smoother and faster and provides the platform to literally double the frames rates of the HERO9.
This time out the GoPro HERO10 Black can shoot 5.3K at 60 frames per second, 4K at 120fps and 2.7K at 240fps.
This makes it a lot more versatile. Not only are you getting amazing quality, but you can do a lot more especially with those higher frames rates.

DJI ACTION 2 – $799
DJI, the company known for its drones and creative camera technology, has launched a new interchangeable action camera to capture high quality video anywhere, anytime.
DJI Action 2 has an adaptive magnetic design which utilises DJI’s expertise in stabilisation systems to ensure life’s adventures are captured in steady crystal clear 4K video.
The device weighs just 56g and is small enough to take anywhere with options to attach to your helmet, mount on your surfboard or skateboard or attach securely on your shirt.

Named the Best Vlogging Camera in 2020 by the global TIPA Awards, the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III is the perfect gift for those who love to capture special moments as home videos as well as still images for their collection.
Gone are the days of bulky old handy-cams; the compact, light, and pocket-able PowerShot G7X Mark III features a 4.2x f/1.8 – 2.8 zoom lens and 3.5mm microphone input to ensure audio and imagery are both as clear and crisp as day.

For the photographer in your life, Sony’s new Alpha 7 IV is a perfect choice. Featuring many of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies including the latest BIONZ XR processing engine and advanced AF (autofocus) capabilities based on the flagship Alpha 1 model, the Alpha 7 IV is the perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals.

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5M2 – From $2,699 (body only)
Panasonic has unveiled its latest G Series camera – the Lumix GH5M2 – which includes live streaming capabilities so creators can share their content to the world.
This is the latest addition to the G Series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera line-up which offers acclaimed image and video quality including 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording which is all housed in a robust chassis.
The GH5M2 now offers lived streaming with wired IP streaming with tethered mobile streaming to be available in the near future.
Available from July 2021, the GH5M2 will start from $2,699 (body only).

Forget holding your phone to capture your content. You can now stay in the moment and record and photograph what you’re seeing at the same with the new Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses which have been produced in partnership with Facebook.
The glasses are available in three different styles and allow users to take instant photos and videos of up to 30 seconds so you can capture those spontaneous moments using the built-in dual 5-megapixel cameras on either side of the glasses.
The glasses allow you to look up and be present in the moment without having to focus on controlling another device to capture the video.
The glasses pair to your smartphone via the Facebook View app using Bluetooth and it’s here where users can download content to their device to allow them to share it on social media and with family and friends.

EPOS VISION 3T – $2,499
All-in-one video solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android for today’s smart office. Join meetings with just one touch and enjoy a full Microsoft Teams experience. Enhance collaboration with full HD video, exceptional voice pickup and noise cancellation – powered by EPOS AI.
Keep everyone in the picture and hear all participants with absolute clarity to release the full potential of your entire team.
The included EXPAND 30T provides a natural and seamless conversation experience with exceptional speech intelligibility and industry-leading duplex performance, even in challenging environments.

We’re no strangers to the odd video meeting and Zoom call in the last year since the start of the COVID pandemic and now you can enjoy even higher quality and convenience with the new Poly Studio P5 webcam.
The P5 professional webcam offers 1080p full high definition at 50hz or 60Hz with an 80-degree field of view so you’re always looking your best.
Onboard are impressive optics which has automatic low light compensation so you can enjoy excellent no matter where you have to make your video call or meeting.
There is also 4x zoom which makes it easier to frame yourself and your background.
Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia’s most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.
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