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Gift ideas for the serious or casual photographer

Ralph Graves is one of Crutchfield's blog editors, and part of the company's social media team. He writes about home audio/video gear, specializing in Apple-related and wireless technologies. Ralph holds a master's degree in music composition, and his works have been released on various labels. He's served as product manager for an independent classical and world music label, produced several recordings, and worked extensively in public broadcasting. Since 1984 he's hosted a weekly classical music program on WTJU, and is also active as a blogger and podcaster.

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We've published a lot of articles and reviews this year, many of them offering some great gift ideas. Here's a roundup of some of what we consider the most helpful camera-related posts for this holiday season.

Whether the person you're shopping for is a serious photography enthusiast, or someone who just wants something simple they can point and shoot with, we have some great gift ideas. Our writers spent quality time with the cameras they reviewed, and share actual photos and videos taken with the products in their posts.

Digital SLR cameras

The Sony Alpha SLT-A55VL: simple operation, great pictures

Samsung's NX100 camera: beautiful images, compact design

Samsung TL500: A compact tool for serious photographers

It's a digital camera, it's a digital SLR it's... the Samsung NX10 hybrid digital camera


Digital point-and-shoot cameras

Taking the Canon PowerShot SX130 to San Francisco

Canon's SD4000 camera is great for both serious and casual photographers

Touring Italy with the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

HD Fireworks with the Kodak PlaySport ZX3

Splashing with the Canon PowerShot D10



Making movies with the Canon DW100 Digital Video DVD Burner


Need more inspiration? Check out the rest of our Gift Ideas series:

Gift ideas for grandparents

Gift ideas and buying guides

Gift ideas for the serious or casual photographer

Gift ideas for the iPod/iPhone/iPad owner

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