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Top 10 Canon Camera Gift Ideas for Christmas

Updated on June 27, 2015

One of the leading manufacturers of high quality digital cameras is Canon.

Canon digital cameras produce photos with such high resolution, quality color and brightness, even a novice can take professional looking pictures.

It is no wonder they are one of the most popular choices in digital cameras on the market today. Besides wanting one for yourself, they also make great gift ideas.

There are a variety of models ranging in price, features and even different colors of cameras available.

Amazon has one of the best selections for canon digital cameras. You are sure to find some of the best discounts available online when shopping at Amazon.

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With the holidays fast approaching here are the top 10 Canon camera gift ideas for Christmas to help with your decision.

Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera

This popular model replaced the PowerShot S90 and much to the pleasure of the S90's fans, the sensor size and resolution were unchanged.

Probably the most noticeable change with the Canon PowerShot S95 is the added high definition 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) movie mode that comes equipped with stereo sound.The body and feel of the the PowerShot S95 is almost identical with slightly less height and depth but a little added weight.

This model by Canon still remains one of the favorites among its users and would make an excellent choice for Christmas.

Canon Rebel T2i Digital Camera

Canon's has succeeded with creating a new flagship for their EOS Rebel line. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i remains a consumer oriented digital camera yet it still brings professional EOS features. Not only is this model easy to use, it is also a lightweight digital SLR that's delightful to use.

Although you might not be able to tell the difference just by looking, this model has a little more rounded edges and inside it offers a class-leading 18.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor.

This model also features increased light sensitivity for low light photography and advanced HD movie mode that will handle full HD movies.

If you are looking for an easy to use digital camera that give you the professional photography look, then the Canon Rebel T2i is the one for you.

Canon Rebel XS Digital Camera

Although this model is nothing new the market, it remains to be one of the top choices for digital cameras. If you are looking for a Canon camera gift idea for that beginning photographer in you life, this is one you want to consider.

The Canon EOS Rebel XS is the perfect choice for professional looking photos, that is simple and quick. It has some powerful features including a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon's DIGIC III processor, fast shooting and more, truly a digital powerhouse when it comes to cameras.

This digital camera by Canon features simple, easy-to-use controls, compact design, a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and the very popular Live View Function. This is just a few of the reasons it is at the top for Canon camera gift ideas for Christmas for the novice or casual user.

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS is a very affordable camera but don't let the price fool you. This design has a 14.1-megapixel sensor that features a 4x optical zoom lens equivalent to a range of 28-112mm on a 35mm camera.

The Canon PowerShot SD1400 does not use your traditional viewfinder but rather features a rear-panel LCD display. This model is also very slim, curved and could easily be mistaken for a cell phone if you weren't looking right at it.

So if you are looking for an affordable digital camera that still produces brilliant high quality pictures, then the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS may just be the one for you!

Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX130IS is meant to replace last years SX120IS and it does so very well.

Canon upped the resolution slightly on this powerful 12x optical zoom lens. It also has an increased range of 28mm wide angle to a powerful 336mm telephoto.

This powerful digital camera is also affordable falling under $200 when bought at Amazon. Digital cameras do make great Christmas gifts, so for best selection always shop early!

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital Camera

The Canon SD1300 IS digital camera also features a rear-panel LCD display instead of using any form of optical or electronic viewfinder.

The display measures 2.7 inches diagonally,featuring a 28mm wide-angle lens that has a 4x optical zoom and also comes equipped with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer making all your pictures clear and bright.

With the low price of the SD1300IS Canon camera, it makes a wonderful gift idea for Christmas, even if it's a gift you give yourself!

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

This Canon digital camera is another winner when it comes to features. It reaches the top 10 Canon camera gift ideas for Christmas list for its features and performance as well as its ease of use.

The Canon Rebel T1i has an amazing 15.1 megapixel, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and a 3-inch LCD that is anti-reflective and scratch resistant.

Although this camera can be easy to use, it still may not be the right choice for a beginner photographer. It is however a very high quality digital camera that makes a great Christmas gift! With all of the choices offered by Canon, you are sure to find one that is perfect for you or the photographer in your life.

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS digital camera certainly packs a lot of punch for the money. It features an impressive 14x optical zoom and you can use it from a wide-angle to a powerful telephoto capturing both sweeping shots as well as those brilliant close-ups.

The quality and design of this model is just astounding, and may be the only camera you will ever need. You will find this slim, sleek model easy to use with its 3.0-inch widescreen PureColor System LCD.

The Canon Powershot SX210 IS is a great buy at Amazon and at the time of writing this is offered with their free Super Saver Shipping.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX30 IS offers14.1 megapixels that features a 35x wide angle optical image stabilized Zoom. You can also easily view your images with the 2.7 inch wide LCD display.

The PowerShot SX30 is a point-and-shoot camera that allows anyone to take professional photos or record HD videos right on their camera.

It is a powerful digital camera that is guaranteed to give its users a shot of confidence when taking pictures.

Again this is another great choice when it comes to giving a Canon digital camera as a Christmas gift.

Canon PowerShot A3100IS

Canon PowerShot A3100IS features 12.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, and DIGIC III Image Processor and best of all it is very affordable.

This Canon camera is one of the most budget friendly out of the top 10 Canon Camera gift ideas for Christmas but that in no way means it is last in quality. It still offers very high quality pictures that are sure to amaze and impress.

It is a great starter digital camera or for the casual photographer or anyone who is looking for quality photos without a lot of fuss. Simplicity is key here while keeping all the razor-sharp precision and clarity you will find with many of the other Canon models.

This entry-level digital camera, the Canon PowerShot A3100, makes a great gift and is sure to bring lots of smiles for years to come! For more great ideas check out more about the Best SLR Camera for Beginners 2011.

Regardless of which of the top 10 Canon camera gift ideas for Christmas that you choose, you really can't go wrong.

Amazon has a wonderful selection and many of them offering free shipping, you can save even more money this holiday season. So have fun, shop early and Happy Holidays!

Which Canon Camera is your favorite?

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info Tina! I love to hear what others think about the different products, it makes it easier for those looking to buy one.

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      Tina Kachan 7 years ago from Europe, Croatia

      I have been writing a seminar on Canon digital cameras due to my college obligations and I have to say if anyone who is an amateur and wants to go pro, then get the Rebel T2i model. Many users recommend it highly! Good hub :)

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      No problem, I love it when a plan comes together! I don't know how old your daughter is but my youngest son will be eight in Feb. and he told me over Thanksgiving he wanted a video camera for Christmas! I told I would have to think about that...

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      Wooded 7 years ago

      My daughter has asked me for a digital camera this year. She loves taking photos and drives me crazy actually! This will make my research even easier - Thanks!

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      Hope this gives you an idea of where to start. I started researching for my own selfish reasons, I want one too! Maybe if we are good Santa will bring us one for Christmas...

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I have been wanting a Canon for a long time. I have put it off because I wanted to do more research and have been happy for the most part with my current camera. This will be helpful for getting a Canon for sure.

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago


      I want a camera for Christmas! I use my son's and it is awesome but has way too many features for me. It is actually a Minolta and he knows how to set it to take fabulous pics but when I use it, they never turn out as good. I am still trying to decide which one would be best for my technology-dumb mind! Thanks for sharing!

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago


      You are so kind, thanks for visiting. I wish I was talented enough to use a dark room, that would be awesome. Although I don't know when I would have time, I have a hard enough time getting my pictures loaded on my computer!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      I have the Coolpix and it really is kinda slick to carry around but I still love Bob's Nikon SLR though I think my daughter has a Canon SLR and she loves hers. Actually I don't think you can go wrong with any of these cameras and they are SO much fun to use!

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Okay now that you have done this excellent hub, you need to tell us each oh to create a dark room and what kind of equipment we will need. How fun would that be.

      Thank you for this awesome hub, rate up dear friened....