3 Great Cameras for Capturing Holiday Memories at Best Buy

Posted on Dec 18 2014 - 2:22am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


Did you know that Best Buy is the ultimate destination for finding the latest camera and camcorders? For me, Best Buy was the one stop shop when it came to looking for a DSLR for taking food pictures and capturing amazing family photos. When it was time to get my camera, my husband and I took to our local Best Buy, where their trained staff and other photographers helped me pick the best camera for my needs. If you are looking at getting a new DSLR, this is the best time to buy one, especially with all the great holiday deals happening at Best Buy. Below, I featured three of my personal favorite cameras for capturing precious holiday memories!

Nikon 5300 DSLR 2/18-55mm VR Lens

I will freely admit, I am very biased when it comes to the Nikon 5300 DSLR. This is the DSLR that I use for taking many of the food pictures on Budget Earth. With built-in Wi-Fi, you can capture high quality images and then share them instantly online. This camera also comes with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which enables you to capture sharp photos and great video footage. What also make this camera cool is its Optical Image stabilization, which helps prevent blurring to ensure the best image clarity possible. Currently, this camera is available with a red or gray body.

Nikon 5300

Sony Alpha A6000

Are you a big fan of Sony products? If so, we think you will love the Sony Alpha A6000. This compact system camera has the world’s fastest autofocus, and features a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot crisp, beautiful scenes. As well, this camera has built in WiFi to make it even easier to share content from your camera. Currently, this camera is available in white and silver.

Sony Alpha A6000

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

As many of you know, Samsung makes some of the best Android enabled devices, allowing people who love this operating system to share things easily across the platform. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is no different, allowing you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps on this digital camera. This camera features 16.3 megapixel resolution and a 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor that allows you to capture sharp images and high definition video footage. With built in Wi-Fi for sharing stored files and 4.8 inch, easy to use touch screen, taking pictures is easier than ever on the Galaxy Camera !

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Want to buy a camera for yourself this holiday season? Make to visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras and gifts within your price range. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a gift or a special treat for yourself, Best Buy has what you need to make your Christmas picture perfect!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. krista gould December 18, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Definitely going to check out the best buy website daughter is looking for camera to take to alberta with her.

  2. carmen miller December 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I really like the Nikon 5300 DSLR camera. This would be perfect because I like that it gives high quality pictures, and you can share pictures instantly online. I want this!

  3. matthew Alaniz December 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I would go for the Sony. Love Sony

  4. Dimitar Kolev December 19, 2014 at 1:27 am - Reply

    I think Nikon is perfect for bloggers!For people who wants just to capture the moment and share with friends -Samsung Galaxy Camera 2!
    Im not big fan of Sony but i never have Sony Alpha A6000-maybe it’s great!Good post, Susan!

  5. Lisa Lo December 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    AHH I finally got an iphone and it takes decent pictures. I would think only professionals would need any fancy cameras.

  6. Lain Hernandez December 23, 2014 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I love Samsung cameras (own a NX 3000), but they should really stop using touch screens. Maybe it’s a matter of personal taste, but touch screens seem to be slower compared to ones with physical buttons.

  7. Ryan December 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    memories are a wonderful thing to capture

  8. Hannah Avery December 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    The Samsung Galaxy looks nice! I received a new camera for Christmas. I’m pretty excited to hopefully take better pictures!

  9. Joey Simmonds December 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    You can count on Best Buy to have a great selection and low prices when it comes to cameras. I had a nice Sony DLR and was just learning how to use it and we had a fire and lost the camera. We replaced it with a different one and found we like using a basic one so much more. We are not professional photographers.

  10. Kevin December 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I’m there!

  11. Barbara Fehmel December 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Cameras for catching holiday moments. Without photos we forget the wonderful times we had with or children.

  12. Melissa George December 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    i love all the cameras and my most favorite one is cannon. my eldest daughter will love using the camera. and i love shopping from best buy as there are many bargain deals in their store.

  13. Gayle Pace December 31, 2014 at 5:57 am - Reply

    everyone needs a good camera to capture those great unforgetable moments that can’t be replaced.I think the Nikon camera would be a good choice for me, as a blogger

  14. Allison Hicks December 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I love my sony camera but had issues right after owning it a year when the warranty was up the lense motor began going to go bad.

  15. Deborah D January 1, 2015 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I like the Nikon 5300 DSLR 2/18-55mm VR Lens the best. I am checking out this camera at best buy.

  16. Brigid OHara Koshko January 1, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I have always wanted a really good camera but had no idea where to even begin looking. I thought I knew what I wanted but after reading your review on the Nikon 5300 I now know what one I want. Thank you!!!

  17. Gadis Permatasari January 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Eventough i’m big fan of sony, i will choose nikon for the camera.

  18. Carolyn Massey January 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the review on buying cameras. I wanted one for Christmas but Santa didn’t bring one. Really didn’t think about Best Buy for cameras.

  19. Richard Tay January 3, 2015 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I love the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2!! This camera features 16.3 megapixel resolution and a 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor that allows you to capture sharp images and high definition video footage. Best buy!!

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