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Jun 12

Finding the best camera for Dad on Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is steadily approaching, and the gift panic might be setting in. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for (insert your own reference to ugly ties here!). If you haven’t gotten your father a gift yet, consider a top-rated digital camera. Dad isn’t often thought of as the one behind the camera, but maybe that’s because he doesn’t have the right camera yet. No matter what kind of Dad he is, we’ve got a camera that he’ll love.

The Sports Enthusiast: GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

GoPro Hero 2

The dad that bikes, skis, kayaks (or participates in any other outdoor activity) can mount this camera to his helmet or wear it on his head and capture 1080p HD video footage of his awesome adventures. Your dad may have implored you to walk a mile in his shoes — now he can show you exactly what it’s like to ski a mile or paddle a mile.

The Oversharer: Sony Bloggie Live

Sony Bloggie Live

If your dad tends toward TMI, then he’ll probably love this digital camcorder, which lets him shoot and share footage in real time. (Ok, so you might be reluctant to get it for him, but c’mon, think of all he’s done for you.) This Full HD pocket camera wirelessly broadcasts to Facebook or YouTube: easy breezy. So when you hit the milestones, Dad can share them with the world. Yeah, he’s proud.

The Value Hunter: Sony DSC-W620

Sony DSC-W620


If, when you give your dad a Father’s Day gift, he’s going to say, “I hope you didn’t pay too much for this,” you’ve got to be make sure your giving him something that’s top value. This 14-megapixel Cyber-shot camera will let your dad take detailed shots, edit photos on camera, and capture high definition. All for $119. That’s a deal he can definitely deal with.

The Rugged Dad: Canon PowerShot D20

Canon PowerShot D20

Dad can bring this camera on all his adventures — even if they take him under water, into a meat locker, or on a mountain bike ride. Yes, this camera is waterproof, shockproof, and resistant to extreme temperatures. Perfect for the dad that loves to get outdoors, or is just really clumsy.

The Photography Buff: Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

For the dad that’s looking to take his photography hobby up a notch — or training to be part of the paparazzi — this SLR digital camera includes an 18-55MM lens for a versatile shot range. When Dad’s ready to move beyond the world of point-and-shoot cameras, get him the gift that’ll put him in the big leagues. He’ll get great shots for a great price.

Oh, and if you order one of these cameras from Vann’s today, you can take advantage of free 1-day shipping! What are you still here for? Get going!

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