It’s springtime! That means the beginning of a slew of holidays, family events, and summer fun is just around the corner. The first of many to mark the occasion of days of endless sunshine and pretty, fragrant blooms is Mother’s Day: a day where we show moms everywhere just how much they are loved and appreciated. Because, you know, moms are basically superheroes.
Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, was proclaimed an official holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. Traditional gifts, such as Hallmark cards and flowers, were the norm for decades. However, the 21st Century mom is tech savvy and always on the go. So, in between juggling twenty things at once, today’s mom, as she saves the day and continues to set the bar for #multitaskinggoals, doesn’t want to miss those special moments: first steps, recitals, birthday parties, and so on. Let’s just say, the typical Mother’s Day gift has been kicked up a few notches.
Here are our Top Five Mother’s Day gift ideas that are now available at Samy’s Camera.
Memento Smart Frame
Infotrends estimates that 1.2 trillion digital photos will be take in 2017. How does one go about displaying those memories in their home? Imagine sifting through just your memory cards, iCloud, and various hard drives in order to pick out those super special moments. Then, one has to get those chosen few shots printed and framed.
What if digital photos could not just be easily and beautifully displayed; but, actually have the ability to connect people regardless of distance?
Meet the Memento Smart Frame.
In today’s connected, hyper-social world, we take pictures to share life’s major milestones, tell stories and create memories. Yet, these pictures-these memories-are, more often than not, lost and forgotten on our cameras, smartphones or computers. Described as a 4K ultra-high-definition photo frame, the Memento 35 In. 4K Smart Digital Photo Frame displays images that look like high-quality prints and seen as 4K ultra-high-definition television to produce the kind of sharp, vivid, and realistic-looking video quality in a digital photo frame, and what you get is the Smart Frame.
What’s our favorite Memento Smart Frame feature? Hands down: the Memento App, which allows one to load and change pictures from an iOS or Android device or a Windows PC and/or Mac computer. This allows long-distance family members to load photos so the folks back home won’t be left out of major life events, candid moments, or travel adventures.
Now available for purchase from Memento:
With so many options out there, it seems almost impossible to pick the perfect camera as a gift. To make your shopping for mom experience run a bit smoother, we’ve picked three digital cameras that not only aim to make mom proud; but, that are versatile in the photo and video department.
Canon Rebel T6
The camera with the quality your photos deserve, the EOS Rebel T6 can be ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users looking to step up their imaging game. It’s equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for highly detailed, vibrant photos and videos even in low light. Whether you’re out on an adventure hike or snapping candids of your friends during a late night out, the EOS Rebel T6 can help you take photos you’ll want to show off. Built-in Wi-Fi®* and NFC** connectivity make it easy to get your favorite pictures up on select social media sites for your friends, family and the world to see. If you’re new to DSLRs, Scene Intelligent Auto mode can conveniently and automatically adjust the camera’s settings to suit your subject. Easy to use and simple to share with, the EOS Rebel T6 delivers high image quality that’s sure to catch the audience’s eye.
Purchase the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens here.
Before the Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera, you chose your smartphone camera for convenience. Zooming was clumsy. Shooting in low light was nearly impossible. Capturing fast action was a game of luck. But after the D3400, you’ll see that you were compromising image quality. That some of the greatest photos happen when the light is low. That fast action can be frozen in perfect clarity. And that a camera and a smartphone can work together in harmony to make the photos you share absolutely amazing.
Purchase the Nikon D3400 here.
The Sony a6000 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera features ultrafast autofocus (0.06 seconds), 179 AF tracking points and 11 frames per second-while capturing 24.3MP of rich, professional detail. The future of digital imaging is here. Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF (auto focus) combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF. Accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, Fast Hybrid AF achieves among the fastest autofocusing performance of any camera (0.06 second). Sharing your gorgeous photos with your family and social networks has never been easier. Wi-Fi™ connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet using the PlayMemories Mobile Apps™.
Purchase the Sony a6000 here.
What if mom is all about her smartphone? We’ve got you covered. Especially if mom likes to record video, this product ensures smooth handling and an, overall, professional looking end product.
DJI Mobile Osmo
Capture memories and share life’s moments more easily and more cinematically than ever with the DJI Osmo Mobile. It turns your smartphone into a smart motion camera, making every moment you shoot look smooth, professional and ready to share. Use it with the DJI GO app to automatically track your subject, capture stunning motion timelapses or even stream a moment live around the globe.
Purchase the Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones here.
BONUS GIFT IDEA!
If you really can’t decide what to get mom, a Samy’s Gift Card is the perfect alternative!
Samy’s Gift Cards are a great way to give the photographer in your life that special gift they’ve been wanting.
Purchase Samy’s Camera Gift Cards here.