Canon Christmas gift guide

Find the perfect presents for family and friends this gifting season!
A Canon SELPHY CP1500 wrapped in a red ribbon and surrounded by blurred fairy lights.

Need some Christmas gift ideas for creative people? Canon has you covered. Whether you're looking for unique gifts for a photographer, or you want to surprise the vlogger in your life with a new camera or treat a photography student to a full-frame upgrade, you'll be sure to find the perfect present with our extensive Christmas gift guide.

Some people can be hard to buy for, but a new piece of tech might be just the thing your loved one is looking for. We've pulled together some suggestions for the best Canon gifts for everyone who loves to be creative, no matter the budget. From vlogging kit and cutting-edge mirrorless cameras, to Canon lenses that enable you to capture the world in thrilling new ways, you'll find some of the best gifts for family and friends. Be warned: you're also likely to find some inspiration for your own wish list.

Gifts for vloggers, bloggers and content creators

Two women film themselves with a Canon PowerShot V10 vlogging camera in front of a Christmas tree adorned with fairy lights.

The Canon PowerShot V10's simple controls, compact design and fully automated modes make it easy to get started in vlogging. If you know someone who already owns a PowerShot V10, the Canon DM-E100 microphone and Tripod Grip HG-100TBR make ideal accessories.

A woman in a pink jumpsuit filming a floral display with a Canon EOS R50 camera.

The EOS R50 is loaded with creative functions that are waiting to be explored. It comes with focus bracketing and depth compositing for shooting close-up photos in exquisite detail, for example, and a creative bracketing function that provides multiple image edits so you can select your favourites.

If you've read our guide to Canon cameras for vlogging, you'll already know that the Canon PowerShot V10 is the perfect gift for people who want to create high-quality videos to share online.

The camera is compact enough to take in your pocket wherever you go but features a large 1.0-type sensor and delivers crisp 4K UHD video. It is equipped with stereo microphones but also comes with a 3.5mm microphone input, enabling you to connect an external microphone such as the lightweight Canon DM-E100 for crystal clear audio.

With its ultra-wide lens – equivalent to 19mm on a full-frame camera – you can capture more in the frame, while enhanced image stabilisation makes it possible to record stable footage even when you're walking. It even comes with a built-in Live Streaming capability and can be controlled remotely using the Canon Camera Connect app.

Operating the PowerShot V10 is easy thanks to the intuitive 5cm touchscreen, which tilts 180° upwards for vlogging. Its built-in stand can be adjusted for both low- and high-angle shooting, and it's also fitted with a standard tripod mount. For even easier one-handed control there's the lightweight Canon Tripod Grip HG-100TBR, which features a wireless remote plus a handy microphone bracket and doubles as a sturdy tripod when extra stability is needed.

If the person you're shopping for wants a camera with interchangeable lenses, then the Canon EOS RP is a fantastic creative tool. It too offers video resolution up to 4K and features smooth and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus when shooting Full HD video.

The Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a good choice of lens when vlogging with the EOS RP. Its ultra-wide view fits in lots of detail while its large f/2.8 aperture makes it possible to create that cinema look. It's also equipped with a super-quiet focusing motor, which is less likely to be picked up by the microphone on video.

Perhaps the perfect mirrorless camera for serious content creators, the Canon EOS R50 boasts features that are found on more advanced Canon EOS R System cameras. But it's compact, lightweight and simple to use for those more used to shooting with a smartphone.

Movies shot on the EOS R50 look fantastic. Its 4K UHD footage is oversampled from 6K to give better quality than standard 4K video, while Dual Pixel CMOS AF takes all the hard work out of keeping everything sharp. The camera can also be used as a webcam for true-to-life video calls or streaming, with its vari-angle touchscreen making it easy to shoot from creative angles.

Gifts for photography lovers who want to make the move to full-frame

A woman stands on a bridge, holding up a Canon EOS R8 camera and looking at the screen on the back.

As well as capturing cinematic 4K video, the Canon EOS R8 records sumptuous slow-motion Full HD footage at up to 180p.

A pair of hands hold up a Canon EOS RP camera, with the vari-angle touchscreen folded out and up, showing a person standing in front of a window and brick wall.

The 26.2MP Canon EOS RP is a small and lightweight full-frame EOS camera, but it's bursting with creative options – including HDR and multiple exposure shooting, Silent mode and focus bracketing for pin-sharp close-ups.

An excellent option for those stepping up to full-frame is the Canon EOS R8. This lightweight 24.2MP mirrorless camera is supported by Canon's extensive RF lens range and is loaded with helpful technologies, including game-changing Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing with intelligent subject detection and tracking. This can automatically find and track a host of different subjects, including people, dogs, birds, cars and planes – right to the edges of the frame.

The EOS R8 features plenty of advanced video functions too, such as zebras, focus peaking and a false colour indicator for helping you achieve more professional results.

Beginner-friendly but brimming with creative features, the Canon EOS RP is a mirrorless camera that enables you to take your photography to the next level. The camera's full-frame sensor makes it easy to achieve professional-looking shallow-focus effects for portraits and close-ups, and the pioneering RF mount unlocks a new level of full-frame image quality.

As the most affordable full-frame camera in the Canon EOS R System family of mirrorless cameras, the EOS RP is a fantastic entry point into the world of high-performance Canon RF lenses. Canon's best-ever lenses deliver incredible image quality and features that haven't been possible before – take a look at the lightweight Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM super-telephoto, which is ideal for budding wildlife photographers, or the versatile Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM for stunning wide aperture shots.

The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens makes a great complementary lens to the EOS RP, covering everything from wide landscapes to head-and-shoulder portraits without the need to change lenses.

For a step up in performance, the Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM features professional L-series build quality and a constant f/4 maximum aperture, which gives a consistent exposure even when the lens is zoomed.

Canon gifts for capturing family moments – indoors or out!

A smiling woman holds up a Canon EOS R100 to her face to take a family photo in the garden.

With its helpful guided menus and Creative Assist, the Canon EOS R100 is an easy camera to pick up and shoot with. If you connect your phone to the camera, you can choose to have your photos and videos sent automatically to your phone's library while you shoot.

Two Canon PowerShot PX’s, one black and one white, on a festively decorated table top.

Thanks to its 19-57mm zoom lens, which can pan 340° and tilt 110°, the Canon PowerShot PX is able to automatically compose photos and videos on the fly. For added convenience, it comes with voice activation and subject recognition, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and easy USB-C charging.

The Canon EOS R100 is a great all-round camera for capturing unrepeatable family moments as incredibly detailed 24.1MP photos or stunning 4K UHD movie clips. A sophisticated Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system ensures that fast-moving subjects are in focus, while pairing the camera with an image-stabilised lens, such as the Canon RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, makes it easier to take sharp shots on a family adventure in the great outdoors.

It's easy to share those memories too. The camera has Wi-Fi connectivity, making it easy to add images to messages or put on social media, as well as control the camera remotely for fantastic family selfies via the Canon Camera Connect app on your smartphone.

Another family-friendly option is the Canon PowerShot PX. This clever compact can automatically follow the action and compose photos and videos using its special pan-tilt lens. The camera is also able to prioritise certain faces within a scene, and it comes with voice activation, making it incredibly easy to use.

For the video enthusiast in your life there's the palm-sized Canon PowerShot ZOOM. This distinctive monocular features a zoom that switches quickly between 100mm and 400mm, and packs a digitally enhanced 800mm option for frame-filling shots of distant subjects. It's the perfect choice for outdoor videos and photos, particularly when it comes to wildlife spotting.

A compact printer such as the Canon SELPHY CP1500 completes the creative Christmas photography package. This wireless model produces vivid postcard-size prints in just 41 seconds, making it perfect for handing out mementos of family get-togethers while they're still happening. The prints last up to 100 years1 when they're stored in an album, so future generations will also be able to relive these moments.

Give your loved ones something that enhances their creative side this festive season.

Marcus Hawkins
  1. When stored in an album. Based on accelerated testing, assuming a temperature of 23°C / 73.4°F and humidity of 50%.

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