Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Camera Lovers

From lenses to 360-degree devices and all sorts of photo accessories for the snapper in your life

By Greg Mitnick The world of photography moves fast, especially when everyone is equipped with a camera on their smartphone. These technological advances—to cameras themselves, as well as accessories and gear—have made the craft even more fun while broadening the capabilities for professionals and novices alike. Below we’ve highlighted some of the new photographic tools we’ve included in our Camera Lovers gift guide, found in …

Pakpod: a Versatile Tripod

Tiny, light, waterproof legs for your camera, GoPro or smartphone

There is a plentitude of desirable features at play within the new Pakpod tripod. Enough, in fact, that we feel comfortable calling it one of the most clever on the market for lightweight cameras, GoPros and smartphones. It’s durable—made from the same high-impact ABS material used in bike and ski helmets—and water- and freeze-proof, but it also weighs less than a pound. A patented, one-twist …

DSPTCH Camera Ruckpack

A well-organized carryall for everyone's photo needs

Traveling with a camera often means employing a bag that keeps it at the ready. From SF’s DSPTCH comes the Camera Ruckpack, the brand’s first backpack designed specifically for the organization and accessibility of all your photographic tools. The anchor feature—a signature large camera insert compartment—offers two entry points. Functionality doesn’t cease there however. There’s the expected: elastic accessory straps, a dedicated laptop sleeve and …