Canon is one of the largest and best known camera manufacturers in the world and the one I've always favoured. I've had cameras made by other big names such as Fuji, Sony and Samsung and I've always found myself regretting buying outside my Canon comfort zone. A camera is the perfect Christmas gift for pretty much anyone! Who doesnt want to photograph the memorable moments in life? So naturally, I'm recommending a Canon digital camera, the Canon Ixus 130 to be specific. Canon have 2 ranges of compact digital cameras; the Ixus range and the Powershot range. The Ixus range focuses on combining style with great photographic ability so perfect for the novice/average photographer in all of us but still giving users the option to explore loads of different shooting modes. Here is a break down of the Ixus 130's features;
It features a super slim body with a stylish finish avaliable in 4 different colours (Silver, Black, Orange and Pink). At an overwhelming 14.1 megapixels you can make crystal clear poster size prints of your photos and a 4.0x opital zoom lets you get even closer. A 28mm wide angle lense which is perfect for capturing landscape shots and means no more "get in, move closer, cant see you" babble while trying to take a group shot. Image stabiliser stops blurs and smart auto mode makes for incredibly easy shooting by detecting the subject, brightness, contrast and distance of your scene and selecting the best settings for optimum results. The 6.9cm LCD screen comes in handy when reviewing photos or making stunning 720p HD movies on your camera (which are of course HDTV compatible). Finally, you'll have loads of fun exploring plenty of creative shooting modes from minature to fish eye!
At £119 (on Amazon) its a bargin compared to the other digital cameras of this quality including many others in the Ixus range. Rest asure you'll be getting far more than you've paid for. Its on my wish list, put it on yours.
If you want to order it online and still get it before Christmas head over to Littlewoods who are promising Christmas delivery for all items ordered before 23rd (however it's only avaliable in black from LW).