The Festive Season is here and the pressure is on to find thoughtful gifts for those closest to us. It’s hard to find the perfect gift, but we have some suggestions that are sure to be a hit – and even better that will get a lot of use for years to come.
Our cameras and camera accessories are available at all price points, and are perfect for anyone on your list. Whether an absolute beginner who loves taking photos with their smart phone or someone who’s been pining to make the jump to a DSLR for a while now, we’ve compiled a gift guide that will make it easy for your to find the perfect present. Read on for our 2018 picks – most of which are currently on sale! – and visit our shops or contact us if you’re still not sure what to choose.
For the Beginners
Nikon’s COOLPIX line is a collection of high-quality compact cameras. The COOLPIX A100 and COOLPIX B500 make it easy to spark a passion for photography in your loved ones. With these cameras, they’ll be able to capture interesting scenes, freeze lovely memories and learn about all the factors that go into creating a beautiful image.
The COOLPIX A100 is the most affordable camera we offer – and our stock is limited this Holiday Season! The A100 is incredibly compact and offers 20.1 megapixels in its small frame. In comparison, the iPhone X has a 12 megapixel camera, so the A100, while still being easy to carry and easy to use, boasts much better image quality for both its photos and HD videos.
The COOLPIX B500 is a larger camera and has a larger lens. It’s 40x optical zoom and 80x dynamic fine zoom let you get close to the action no matter how far away it is. The B500 also lets you capture full HD video and makes it easy to share your beautiful photos and videos with built-in WiFi and Nikon’s SnapBridge technology.
For the Budding Talent
These two cameras are the perfect gift for anyone who is serious about their photography but new to the culture. They are DSLR cameras, which will give your loved incredible quality and the freedom to express their creativity. Both cameras are wonderfully compact, so that they can be taken anywhere, and allow the photographer to change lenses and add accessories, customising the camera to their needs and photographic style. These cameras can capture full HD video and come with a variety of pre-set modes – like portrait, child and sports – that make it easy for beginners to get started. Using Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, transferring photos to smart devices is simple.
The D3400 offers incredible value, giving you all the benefits of a DSLR at an incredible price point thanks to our current sale. The D3500 is a brand new model released in September 2018 and offers improved functionality thanks to Nikon’s continued quest to further imaging technology!
For the Wildlife Shooter
The COOLPIX P900 is an incredible compact camera that’s great for a range of photographers, but its incredible zoom capabilities make it perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. The P900 is a bridge camera, meaning that it’s meant to bridge the gap between easy-to-use compact cameras and the incredible quality of DSLR cameras. The P900 allows photographers to choose many of the settings that are typically associated with DSLRs, but its lens is not interchangeable. That won’t be a problem for most beginner photographers, as the P900 boasts an 83x optical zoom and 166x dynamic fine zoom – approximately equivalent to a 400mm focal length. This gives the P900 excellent value for its price, as DSLR users, while getting better image quality, would need large telephoto lenses to begin approaching that zoom!
For the Passionate Creative
Kshs. 49,995 to 89,995
Kshs. 99,995 to Kshs. 119,995
The Nikon D5300 and D5600 offer all the benefits you’d expect from a DSLR camera with a few extra bells and whistles. These cameras both come with vari-angle monitors, which let photographers capture the perfect shot from any angle. Want to hold the camera up and shoot down on your subject? No problem, just tilt the monitor screen towards you and you can still effortlessly compose a stunning photo! Both cameras will also allow your loved one to capture beautiful full HD video, and to easily share their images using SnapBridge technology and built-in WiFi connectivity.
The D5300 is available with an 18-55mm lens at tremendous value. Thanks to our on-going sale, this deal offers an excellent camera at an absolute bargain price. If you’re looking for a little extra flexibility, try the D5300 Superior package, which includes an 18-140mm lens, a range that is perfect for everything from interiors and event photography to fashion and portraits.
The D5600 is a newer model with improvements in several key areas. For example, the D5600 allows greater flexibility in low light settings with a larger ISO range, and lets photographers capture up to 5 photos per second. We also have a D5600 Superior package available, with the 18-140mm lens.
For the Aspiring Pro
While the price tag on these cameras is higher than our entry-level models, the D7200 and D7500 are bigger and better than the other DSLRs on our list. Their larger size allows for more on-camera controls, and for excellent features that make it easier to capture stunning images. Both cameras offer 51 auto focus points, giving photographers precise clarity in their images. They can capture full HD video and boast built-in WiFi for easy image sharing.
The D7200 provides the best value for a mid-range DSLR and offers quality that will make it a gift the photographer in your life will never forget. The D7500, our newer model, improves upon the D7200’s already incredible performance in several categories, and offers a tilting LCD screen for greater flexibility in shooting angle.
For the Photographer with a Camera They Love
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If the photographer in your life already has a camera that they love – and if a new camera is out of your price range – consider getting them accessories that will make it easier for them to pursue their passion.
Every photographer needs a good camera bag, and sometimes more than one. Depending on the situation, they may need a backpack style bag that lets them carry all their equipment while minimising back strain. Alternatively, for a light shoot they may want a simple bag that lets them safely carry just their camera and lens.
A tripod is an incredible gift for any photographer who does not have one yet. This nifty device lets photographers capture a series of images from exactly the same angle and position, allows for self-portraiture, makes it easy to capture beautiful night and low light shots and so much more. Trust us, it’s a gift they’ll get lots of use out of!
Visit us in person or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0727788766 / 0727802220 for more information on the products above and our full line. You can find our shops at Thika Road Mall and Village Market in Nairobi, at Mega Plaza and Mega City in Kisumu, and at Rupu Mall in Eldoret.