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Take Your Best Shot: The Ultimate SPY Guide to Cameras & Photography Supplies

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* Elevate your photo-taking skills with these practical solutions
* Take professional photos without breaking the bank
* A comprehensive guide for photographers of all levels

Whether you aspire to be the next Annie Leibovitz or recently discovered a new love for all things photography, we’ve rounded up the best cameras, camera gear, and photography supplies so you can take your best shot every time.

 

Cameras for Traveling

  

In honor of the upcoming spring and summer travel seasons, we’ve rounded up the best cameras (and video cameras) to travel with. These lightweight, compact, and pro-performing models won’t cause additional hassle or delay in TSA security lines at the airport, and they’re also easy to transport while you explore your destination.

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SPY Guide: 5 Best Cameras for Travelling

  

Gifts for Photographers

  

Hobbyist or professional, if you have a photographer on your list, there are quite a few gifts to acknowledge their passion that aren’t actually cameras. For the pro, well, they’ll already have what they need, so go with a light-hearted gift like Strata Cups’ camera thermos, a lens-shaped way to tote around a hot beverage. For hobbyists, accessories like a vintage-inspired camera bag or USB card reader adapter will be welcome go-to tools as they build their kit.

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Digital Cameras Under $200

  

These aren’t the newest or fanciest models on the market, but sometimes you just need a portable digital camera that just works. Plus, these point-and-shoot models are great because you won’t have to worry about lugging your expensive DSLR gear and equipment on vacation or for a quick family outing.

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Camera Accessories for Amateur Photographers

  

If you’re planning on making good on a New Year’s resolution to stay inspired and take more pictures, we’ve found some essential accessories you need. Beyond investing in a solid camera, a few extra gadgets are key to maintaining expensive equipment and improving your skills. Here, we’ve pulled together 8 camera accessories every amateur photographer needs to take their craft to the next level.

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8 Camera Accessories Every Amateur Photographer Needs

  

Endoscopic Camera for Your Smartphone

  

It’s one of those things you’ve always wanted but never really realized you could get. It’s an endoscope camera, and it’s awesome. With a built-in camera and extra durable snake cable, you’ll be able to see behind the scenes like never before.

Depstech Wireless Endoscope Image courtesy of Amazon

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DSLR Cameras for Beginners

  

Tired of those less-than-stellar pictures from your smartphone or standard point-and-shoot? It may be time to upgrade to a DSLR. Short for digital single-lens reflex, DSLR cameras combine the classic customizable features of old-school camera models with an updated digital imaging processor, making it easier to take quality photos that most smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras simply can’t match.

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