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Still scrambling to get last-minute gifts for the hard-to-buy-for people in your lives? (I know I am!) Well you can’t get them a digital camera every year, so here are some great accessories that any digicam owner will dig. I’m breaking my mini gift guide into two posts. The first installment is geared toward point-and-shooters, while the second is for more-advanced digital SLR users.
A digital photo frame is a great gift, because it’s one of those gadgets that everyone kind of wants, but can’t quite justify buying. I picked this one because, like most Kodak products, ease-of-use is a key characteristic. The 10-inch photo frame ($250) even has built-in wireless connectivity that allows you to download images from your PC or Kodak’s free online photo-sharing service, the Kodak EasyShare Gallery. Because you can update photos online, this would be a perfect gift for your Luddite mom or dad—you can change the photos for them remotely just by logging into the EasyShare Gallery online.
If you're buying for a scuba diver or just a beach bum, consider getting an underwater housing. The WP-DC21 is designed by Canon to house the PowerShot G9 and is sandproof and waterproof do a depth of 100 feet. The $250 housing includes a neck strap and silicone grease. (Note that the G9 is the highest-end camera that Canon makes underwater housings for.)