Gift Guide: For The Guys

Let us take the horror out of the holiday season with our guide to the hottest gear for all the family.


This waterproof dual camera from the folk at Panasonic is a tough little beast. Able to shoot both HD movies (1920x1080p) and 16 megapixel still images, it’s waterproof to 3 metres, and features a slew of easy to use features such as burst shooting, a rotating widescreen LCD screen for easy framing and twin shutters for shooting movies and stills simultaneously. Click here to view online


Impress the happy snapper in your life with this Ultimate kit. Featuring Nikon’s fantastic entry level DSLR, the D5100, plus two very versatile lenses: a wide angle NIKKOR 18-55mm (perfect for family portraits) and the NIKKOR 55-300mm VR  (ideal for shooting action and creeping up on your subject). It sports a tripod for more flexible shooting options and a remote so that you can join in on the photo fun. Click here to view online

This rugged looking camera from Olympus is tough as nails. It’s waterproof to 10 metres, shockproof to 2 metres, able to withstand a crushing force of 100kg and is freezeproof to -10 degrees. Jump on it,  throw it in a bucket of icy water or chuck it on the ground – in fact it’s the one camera you could hand over to a toddler and still be guaranteed that it will work. Great for adventure seekers and adrenaline lovers, it also shoots in 3D and offers HD recording. Click here to view online

The surf hound in your life will love the thought of the GoPro Hero Surf – a professional quality, mountable HD video and still camera that records at 1080p at 30 or 60 frames per second to capture every gnarly wave and wipeout. It comes with a waterproof quick release housing that mounts to your board and is waterproof to 60 metres  and is said to be so lightweight that  even pro surfers don’t notice it on their board. Click here to view the GoPro range online

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