Diwali Gift Guide 2023: Gifts for the Photo Fiend

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When you're out hunting for the type of photography enthusiast who scoffs at the mere notion of smartphone selfies, you definitely need one of these to be the star of the show.

1. Gopro Hero 12 Black

You may not notice much differtence between the Hero 12 Black and the previous versions if you are not a professional photographer. But the new Hero offers GP-Log and Look-Up Tables for those who know how to colour-grade videos. The new model supports HDR video and you can capture 27-megapixel stills or 24.3MP stills from videos. The new device also hides a 1/4”-20 mounting thread for your professional tripod.

Rs45,000 / gopro.com

2. Datacolor Spyder Checkr

It’s a card game of a different level only real pros can understand, a magic wand that brings all those colourful diyas and sparklers alive. Gift your friend something that probably noone else would have thought of. Rs10,791 / amazon.in

3. DJI Action 2

Probably the smallest, cutest action camera you can gift someone. Its magnetic mount and lightweight design provides versatility in mounting. Make no mistakes, this rugged waterproof tiny gizmo captures steady 4K videos Rs22,990 / amazon.in

4. Insta360 Flow

It’s hard not to shake when the whole neighbourhood is going berserk with fireworks. This gimbal keeps everything smooth even when your hands are shivering and shaking It folds into a neat package and fits in your jeans pocket for portability. Advanced features like Deep Track 3.0 keeps this 3-axis stabiliser extremely versatile while a built-in tripod makes it easy set it up on a table. Rs17,990 / amazon.in

5. Sirui AM-223 + B-00K Tripod

This pint-sized tripod has small, but strong- enough legs to carry a 15kg load. Combined with the B-00K ball head, it can be a versatile and trusted buddy for any shutterbug, especially the frequent flyer types.

Rs11,900 / sirui.in

6. Nikon Z30

To capture those diyas and happy moments, you need something very special. Need help wrapping your gifting vlogs? Small enough to fit in a stocking, the Z30 captures 4K footage using the full width of its 20.9MP sensor. Its vari-angle touchscreen is a gift for shooting solo, while stereo mics ensure audio is crisp and even. Plus a red light shines bright like Diwali sparklers when you’re recording. Rs59,895 (body only) / nikon.co.in

7. Samsung T9 Portable SSD

This card-sized device can store up to 4TB of data, making it a blazing fast and versatile storage solution for photo and video pros. A USB Type-C interface ensures connectivity across a wide range of devices. from Rs12,799 / samsung.com/in

8. Viewsonic VP16-OLED

Portable monitors do exist in the market, but not many that are made for photographers. Supporting 96 percent Adobe RGB gamut, this display offers USB 3.2 and Micro HDMI ports along with a 3.5mm audio jack. Rs45,999 / viewsonic.in

9. Canon PowerShot V10

Your vlogger friend is going to love this teeny large-sensor compact camera with a built-in kickstand that makes it easy to mount on any flat surface for steady footage. It also comes with stereo microphones for audio capture. Rs. 39,995 / canon.co.in

10. Sony ZV-1 M II

Here’s one for the vlogger and photographer. This lightweight and compact vlog camera blends excellent image quality with single-hand operation. Sony has a wide range of accessories to go with this camera including mics and grips. Rs86,990 / sony.co.in

11. Tourbox Elite

Editing a basket full of Diwali snaps is tough enough without straining your hand to reach keyboard shortcuts. Make lighter work of your latest batch with this compact desktop console. Palm-sized and wireless, it features customisable knobs, controls and scroll-wheels within easy reach, for granular adjustment, one-touch shortcuts and tool switching. It works with a range of creative apps. Rs21,591 / tourboxtech.com


12. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2

Not content to spit out physical snaps the size of a credit card, this wireless printer works like a magic wand. Fire up the AiR mode in the Mini Link app, choose a brush and wave it to make shapes; they’ll be overlaid on the print. Rs8999 /instax.in

13. Sennhieser MKE 400 Mobile Kit


This portable mobile kit combines Sennheiser’s MKE 400 compact shotgun mic with all contraptions necessary to mount it on your smartphone. It includes a sturdy phone clamp and a Manfrotto tabletop tripod.
Rs 21,990 / sennheiser.com