- The Best Gifts for Photographers and Creators
Master the art of giving with these 10 creative gift ideas for the photographer or creator in your life. Our handpicked gifts are perfect for everyone from hobbyists and professionals to travel fanatics and vloggers, no matter the occasion.
Perfect for… lovers of photography, filmmakers or anyone looking to take their craft to the next level.
Boasting a 30.3 megapixel sensor, the EOS R is Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. This revolutionary system sets new standards in speed, detail and intuitive design. For today’s photographers and videographers who dream of uncompromising quality and ergonomics in a more compact form, this really is the ultimate gift. Pair with the ultra versatile 24-105mm kit lens and they’ll have everything they need to start capturing the world in their own unique way.
2. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera
Perfect for… travel and adventure photography lovers.
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a powerful and rugged full-frame DSLR camera that’s ready to take on even the biggest of adventures. Its impressively compact and lightweight design makes it an ideal travel companion, whether it be on a round-the-world trip, a weekend away or a family vacation. An ideal present for adventurous photographers who are passionate about bringing their travel memories to life.
3. The PIXMA Home TS9560 Craft Printer
Perfect for… craft lovers who would enjoy the power of lab-quality printing in their own home.
The ultimate device for home craft printing, the Canon TS9560 is small and compact but packed with big features. Whether printing booklets, cards, magnets, business cards, posters or wedding invitations, the Canon TS9560 gives you full control over your creative projects in the comfort of your own home, studio or office. What’s more, it’s supported by Canon Print Assist, with easy to follow tutorials and step-by-step instructions to help you get the most out of your printer from day one. A fantastic gift for that special person in your life who loves being hands-on and exploring new creative ideas.
4. The EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera
Perfect for… cultured travellers, inner explorers and YouTube stars of tomorrow.
This light, compact and capable mirrorless camera features a powerful 24.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, as well as a large electronic viewfinder for an intuitive shooting experience. It’s also loaded with cinematic 4K movie capabilities, making this the perfect gift for world travellers, urban explorers and family adventurers alike. What's more, the rotating vari-angle screen features touch and drag autofocus, offering an intuitive creative experience that even beginner vloggers will find easy to use. The EOS M50 is compatible with the full range of Canon EF-M mirrorless lenses, as well as 80 Canon EF/EF-S lenses via an adaptor, making it perfect for getting creative with interchangeable lenses.
5. The EOS 200D DSLR Camera
Perfect for… first time DSLR photographers and Instagram lovers.
The EOS 200D is a stylish and lightweight DSLR camera packed with powerful but easy to use features. Much of the innovative technology and functions featured on this camera can also be found on some of Canon’s professional DSLRs. There’s even skin smoothing and background blurring for the Instagram fiend. The EOS 200D is the perfect camera for aspiring social influencers and those taking their first steps into the realm of DSLR photography and videography.
6. PowerShot G1 X Mark III Compact Camera
Perfect for… travellers who want a high quality camera in a seriously small package.
Canon’s most advanced PowerShot G series camera offers sophisticated EOS DSLR image quality in the compact form of a PowerShot. Equipped with an impressive 24.2MP APS-C sensor and 3x optical zoom lens with 24-72mm focal length, this is an incredibly versatile camera. It also boasts Full HD video and 5-axis image stabilisation, making it an obvious choice for filmmakers who want to travel light without compromising on quality. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is the perfect option for spontaneous creatives who love being able to throw their gear in a bag and hit the beach, explore a new city, or even set off around the world.
7. The PowerShot SX740 Point-And-Shoot Camera
Perfect for… busy parents and travellers who want full Canon quality in a pocket-sized package.
The PowerShot SX740 HS is an advanced compact easy to use camera packed with advanced but intuitive features. Record the most treasured moments, places and people in your life with full Canon quality photographs, 4K video and time-lapses. It even boasts the ability to crop still images from 4K movies after filming, which is great for those times when you can’t decide whether you’d like photos or videos. An ideal gift for budding photographers, travellers and parents who want to capture the everyday magic of family life.
8. The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Camera Flash
Perfect for… innovative and creatively ambitious photographers.
The world’s first camera flash equipped with Auto Intelligence (AI) Bounce. This revolutionary new technology calculates and automatically manoeuvres the flash head position to create optimum lighting for each and every scene. This would be a stellar gift for everyone from photography enthusiasts just starting out with flash photography to professionals looking for consistent results and new creative possibilities.
9. The Pocketable Mini Photo Printer
Perfect for… tech-savvy teens and social mums.
The pocketable Mini Photo Printer is the smallest printer Canon has ever produced. Print photos of your most treasured experiences in seconds direct from your smart phone or tablet via Bluetooth connectivity. The pocket sized printer works with Canon’s Mini Print app and offers a full creative suite of frames, emojis, filters, text and stickers to jazz up your images before printing them. No ink is required as it uses zero-ink (ZINK) photo paper which is smudge-free and water-resistant, with a peel-and-stick back that makes it great for creating stickers. This would make a seriously fun gift for anyone looking for new and exciting ways to print and share their latest images.
10. The Portable Selphy CP 1300 Printer
Perfect for… the social butterfly and sentimental photographers.
Enjoy ultra-fast printing with superb quality and total portability. Printing photos has never been more fun or convenient than with the Selphy CP1300. Print directly from your smartphone via the AirPrint and Wi-Fi features, or simply pop your SD card out of your camera and slot it directly into the printer for seamless printing. This is the perfect gift for social types who enjoy photographing friends and family at parties and gatherings. Now they can print off their best shots to share with everyone before heading home.
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