The Best Photography Gifts for Adventurers

9/12/2020 6:18 am

Coming up with gift ideas for photography-loving adventurers doesn’t have to be an adventure in itself. Sometimes the adrenaline-seeking outdoor types can seem a little hard to understand - let alone buy presents for! 


Thankfully, the team at Ted’s Cameras love a bit of adventure themselves - and we’re here to provide you with our top choices of the best gifts for adventurers.

GoPros are adventurers’ favourite cameras, and the GoPro Hero 9 is always ready for action. More portable and lightweight than previous models in this range, this action camera easily hides away in your pocket when not in use and goes with you on every adventure - and being 10 meters waterproof without the need for a housing, it can really come with you anywhere.


When it comes to content creation, the Hero 9 really shines. With its new 26.3MP high-resolution sensor capable of amazing stills and video in stunning 5K resolution, both of which benefit from the excellent built-in stabilisation. There are both front and rear-facing displays on the Hero 9, so users can competently frame their adventurers both in front of and behind the lens.


If they are busy skiing, rowing or similar, this handy action cam can be operated with a series of simple voice commands. Perfect for the adventure vlogger, the GoPro Hero 9 features WiFi connectivity and can Live Stream in Full HD.

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If you have a loved one who spends time hiking and exploring the great outdoors in all its climatic glory, then they’ll need a suitably tough and versatile kit of accessories. A good starting point is a rugged pair of binoculars, so they can survey their surroundings and see what’s on the horizon - without the risk of damage from the elements.


The Bushnell 12x42 Powerview Binoculars are a suitably outdoorsy pair of binoculars, with a water and fog-proof design, as well as non-slip rubber armouring - making them easier to hold and operate when the environment is cold and slippery. In terms of viewing, these binoculars provide a lengthy magnification and generous objective lenses that have been multi-coated for bright and clear results. Adventure seekers will love taking this versatile companion out for everyday exploring.

Fujifilm XP140

The Fujifilm XP140 is up for any adventure, whether that adventure be on land or underwater. This user-friendly underwater camera is waterproof to 25m, freezeproof to -10°C degrees, dustproof, and shockproof to 1.8m. It is custom-built to enjoy the rough and tumble.


The tough camera delivers incredible image quality, with its 16.4MP CMOS sensor which delivers noise-free images even in dim conditions, and its stunning 4K resolution video. A versatile 5x optical zoom lens sits at the front, great for framing all subjects near and far. Thanks to the built-in WiFi connectivity, adventurers are able to control and fire their camera remotely, which often helps them to capture adrenaline-seeking moments, while they can also quickly and easily share their results with friends and family - who can view from the safety of their own home.

Olympus have redefined tough with their range of rugged waterproof cameras, this TG6 being the latest in the range. The TG6 the best compact camera to take to places that only the most daring of adventurers would dare to trek. It is 15m waterproof, shockproof to 2.1m, as well as being dust, crush and freezeproof.


Once again, this camera is no slouch when it comes to image making, with a back-lit CMOS sensor for great low-light performance, 4K video capture and a 4x optical zoom lens. This lens features a fast f2 aperture, so it lets in plenty of light when you are shooting in darker conditions, such as underwater. Also well-suited to underwater shooting and macro shooting on land, is the TG6’s impressive close focus of just 1cm.

Olympus TG6
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The tough Nikon Coolpix W300 is ready to be pushed to the limits, whether that be adventuring on land or well below the surface of the water. The W300 is waterproof to a huge 30m, shock-proof to 2.4m, dust-proof, and weather-proof down to -10-degrees.


In terms of image capture, the Coolpix W300 is no slouch, with a 16MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 4K UHD video capture, as well as a versatile 5x optical zoom for comfortably framing all adventures. With the W300, Nikon has truly thought of everything. This camera is not just made to withstand getting wet and taking a fall, it also includes an ergonomic and comfortable grip that allows you to use the camera in the trickiest of conditions. For the avid adventurer, there are a host of outdoor-friendly tools, including a built-in LED light for illuminating subjects in dark surrounds, a GPS, an eCompass and more.

Give a gift that's as adventurous as they are

Surprise your favourite adventure enthusiast with a gift that’s as practical as it is inspiring. Any free-spirited wanderer will love documenting their time in nature with high quality, rugged camera gear that performs well in all conditions and during all activities.


Browse our cameras and binoculars online today, or adventure into your local Ted’s Cameras store!


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