It’s holiday gifting season, and we all know that no one is harder to shop for than a photography enthusiast. But never fear — the KEH retail store team has made their list of present-worthy cameras and, after checking it twice, we’re sharing it with you. Keep reading for top gear recommendations this holiday season.

Jay Starks — Retail Store Associate 

What camera would you give as a gift this holiday season and why?

My gift of choice would be the Fuji Film X100v. Its design pays homage to classic film cameras while incorporating modern features. With intuitive controls, including analog dials for shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation offer a tactile shooting experience appreciated by both beginners and experienced photographers.

Similar camera options: 

  1. Fujifilm X100F
  2. Fujifilm X100T
  3. Fujifilm X100S
  4. Fujifilm X100 

If rarity and price weren’t an issue, what camera would be at the top of your wish list and why?

The Sony FX6 has been my dream camera for the last 3 years. I could go on for days with technical reasons and specs — from its compact and adaptable design to its professional-grade capabilities, I believe this camera offers technical excellence but also the creative freedom to translate ideas into visually captivating stories.

What’s your favorite thing to photograph during the winter/holiday season?

During the holidays, I enjoy both shooting photo and video projects consisting of family, friends, and street photography/videography. These documented memories become more than just photographs or videos, they serve as tangible reminders of joy, laughter, and shared experiences that strengthen the bonds we share. 

Andre Buchanan —  Retail/Customer Experience

What camera would you give as a gift this holiday season and why?

I would gift a Fuji XT-4. The camera is perfect for all needs, with a fast autofocus and 4k shooting. The XT-4 offers a fully articulating screen and film presets. An amazing camera for any consumer.

Similar camera options: 

  1. Fujifilm X-T3 
  2. Fujifilm X-T30
  3. Fujifilm X-H1

If rarity and price weren’t an issue, what camera would be at the top of your wish list and why?

The camera that would be at the top of my wish list is the Fuji GF670. This beautiful piece is a medium format camera that allows you to shoot 6x6 and 6x7. It’s also fully mechanical!

What’s your favorite thing to photograph during the winter/holiday season?

During this special time of year, I enjoy capturing people out and about. Whether they’re holiday shopping or just running daily errands, there’s a palpable joy in the air that makes for magical shooting. I also love capturing winter landscapes. 

Jeremy Perry — Retail Sales 

What camera would you give as a gift this holiday season and why?

I would love to gift a Canon Eos R with a 50mm lens. It is a great starter camera, not too complicated to use, and lots of fun to shoot with. Plus, it’s a Canon — need I say more? 

Similar camera options: 

  1. Canon EOS RP
  2. Canon EOS R6
  3. Canon EOS 5D IV

If rarity and price weren’t an issue, what camera would be at the top of your wish list and why?

I would have to say the GFX 100S, the camera is one of the best cameras on the market. My favorite feature about the camera is that it boasts a 102-megapixel sensor. 

What’s your favorite thing to photograph during the winter/holiday season?

I’ll be honest — I don’t take many photos in the winter. I go into hibernation mode because I really don’t like the cold.  I use this season to focus on making more indoor content like reels, and to prep for the new year. If I had to pick… maybe a nice Christmas light display?

Taylor Sorrows — Retail Sales Supervisor

What camera would you give as a gift this holiday season and why?

  • I would gift the Canon AE-1 Program. This is a great starter film camera. Because it’s film, it will allow them to learn more about the basic settings. It also has a program mode to lean on when they need it. 

Similar camera options: 

1. Canon A-1 

2. Minolta X-700

3. Nikon FE

If rarity and price weren’t an issue, what camera would be at the top of your wish list and why?

The Fujifilm X-T4 with the 16-55mm f/2.8 would be at the top of my wish list. The camera body was the first camera I fell in love with once I started working at KEH. The lens is the perfect range to give you everything you need, making it my go-to lens. 

What’s your favorite thing to photograph during the winter/holiday season?

During holiday season, I love photographing people enjoying life with their loved ones. Gathering with friends and family is so important this time of year, and documenting those moments brings me a lot of joy.