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Need some gift ideas for creative people? Whether you're looking 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 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 to cutting-edge mirrorless cameras, you'll find some top recommendations for family and friends.

Gifts for vloggers, bloggers and content creators

A man walking on a beach, filming himself with a PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

As well as capturing incredible 4K video, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a powerful tool for photography. It's capable of shooting 20.1MP photos at up to 30fps (frames per second) in RAW Burst Mode for up to 70 images.

A woman wearing a woollen hat holding a Canon EOS RP up to her eye.

The 26.2MP Canon EOS RP is the smallest and lightest full-frame EOS camera, but it's bursting with creative features including HDR and Multiple Exposure shooting, Silent Mode, and Focus Bracketing for pin-sharp close-ups.

If you've read our guide to Canon cameras for vlogging, you'll already know that the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is the perfect gift for people who want to create high-quality videos to share online.

It's compact enough to take in your pocket wherever you go but features a large 1.0-type sensor and delivers crisp 4K video. It even has a 3.5mm microphone input, allowing you to connect an external stereo microphone such as the lightweight Canon DM-E100 for crystal clear audio.

With 120fps, high-speed Full HD video for smooth slow-motion recording, plus social media friendly vertical movie playback, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III opens up new creative opportunities for videographers. It even comes with a built-in Live Streaming capability.

Operating the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is easy thanks to the intuitive 3-inch touchscreen, which flips 180-degrees for vlogging. 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.

Gifts for photographers who want to make the move to full-frame

A woman in a grey jumper holding a Canon EOS 6D Mark III camera.

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II will help you on your next steps in your creative journey, and is ideal for shooting portraits, landscapes and even video.

A man holds up a Canon EOS R6, adjusting settings on the screen.

The Canon EOS R6 introduces cutting-edge tech, such as 20fps silent shooting and an in-body Image Stabilizer that delivers up to 8 stops of stabilisation with a range of lenses. It also features advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing that can automatically track people's eyes.

An excellent option for those stepping up to full-frame is the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. This classic digital SLR is supported by Canon's extensive EF lens range and is loaded with helpful technologies, including 45 cross-type AF points for precise autofocus, built-in GPS and a Vari-Angle touchscreen LCD. When paired with an all-purpose lens like the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which features optical image stabilisation and a versatile focal range, the EOS 6D Mark II is the ideal entry route into full-frame DSLR photography.

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 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. It pairs particularly well with the Canon EOS R6, which is a full-frame mirrorless camera built for more demanding subjects. With its top burst speed of 20 frames per second and intelligent AF system, which can recognise and track eyes, faces and animals, the EOS R6 makes it easier than ever to capture thrilling action shots.

Canon gifts for capturing family moments – indoors or out!

A young girl in a festive woollen hat looking holding a Canon PowerShot ZOOM to her eye.

Distinctive and diminutive, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM Full HD monocular is the ideal gift for families who love exploring the great outdoors. It makes it easy to jump from 100mm to 400mm, and then to a digitally enhanced 800mm for frame-filling shots of wildlife.

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 850D is a great all-round camera for capturing unrepeatable family moments as incredibly detailed 24.1MP photos or stunning 4K movie clips. A sophisticated autofocus system with 45 cross-type AF points ensures that fast-moving subjects are in focus, while pairing the camera with an image-stabilised lens, such as the Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM, makes it easier to take sharp shots on a family adventure in the great outdoors.

For even more refined performance, consider the Canon EOS 90D. It's a high-spec digital SLR able to record high-resolution 32.5MP photos at up to 10 frames per second. Like the EOS 850D, it can record 4K video and comes with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, making it easy to share images in messages and on social media, as well as control the camera remotely for fantastic family selfies via the Canon Camera Connect app on your smartphone.

The EOS 850D and EOS 90D are light enough to take anywhere, but for a family-friendly option at home, consider 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.

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



Written by Marcus Hawkins

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