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May 12

What type of camera is your mom?

Not all Moms are alike. But, there seems to be one thing they tend to have in common: a love of their families. So, with Mother’s Day coming up, why not get her a gift she can use to record her favorite moments. Consider a digital camera. Like we said before, there are all sorts of Moms out there. This is so true, we thought we’d help you out with a guide that matches Moms to camera styles.

The Tech Mom

The DV300 from Samsung

She knew what twitter was before you. In fact, she was linking her blog to her facebook account while you were setting up a myspace profile. Her whole life is online, especially the pictures. If this sounds like the Mom in your life, check out the DV300 Smart Camera from Samsung. It’s sleek and compact so it’ll fit into any laptop bag. What’s more important: it’s got built-in WiFi. This way, photos can be tagged and uploaded online on the spot. It’s the gadget every Tech Mom should have.

The Outdoorsy Mom

The AW100 from Nikon

You’re on your computer reading an appliances and electronics blog, and your Mom is outdoors. She loves to hike, and her warm up is your work out. She’s the type of Mom who experiences the outdoors instead of just thinking about it. Sound familiar? Then there’s a camera for her. This Nikon is about as tough as cameras can get. Freeze it, drop it, submerge it, and it will still take fantastic photos. Better yet, it comes with an assisted GPS to chart the location of her journey and photographs. It’s a camera as tough as your mom.

The Artistic Mom

The D3100 from Nikon

Maybe she plays an instrument, or paints, or writes, or just wants to express herself. To her, photography is not just a way to take a picture, it’s an opportunity to create art. If you’ve got a creative Mom, you’ll want to choose a camera that lets her explore photography, one that doesn’t limit her. The only real choice is a digital SLR. With interchangeable lenses, it leaves your mom in control. With a greater ISO and pixel count, the clearest and most vibrant pictures are taken with a DSLR camera.

The Mom Who Wants a Simple Solution

PowerShot A1200 from Canon

She’s sort of a mystery. When you ask her to find something you’ve lost, she somehow seems to do it between making you a meal and washing your laundry. And, that’s on top of everything else she has to do – help the rest of the family, work, run countless errands. She’s busy. She doesn’t want to know the aperture settings or the intricacies of mirrorless technology. Nope. She just wants a camera that works, no fuss. She wants a camera that just makes taking pictures quick and easy. That’s exactly what you get with a point and shoot camera.

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