Is there a photographer you love? Love so much that you're willing to spend $4,300 on a gift? Then give the gift of great-quality photos to your favorite landscape or street photographer in the form of the Leica Q. (Or alternatively, $1,000 less on the Sony RX1R II, which should be shipping in time for the holidays.)
A well-designed compact that's as nice to shoot with as the photos and videos it produces, the LX100 is a great gift for an enthusiast photographer who wants something better than a point-and-shoot but smaller than a dSLR or mirrorless.
It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other enthusiast compacts, but the XQ2 also isn't as expensive. If you want better image quality than your phone, but still want a simple point-and-shoot experience, this is a safe bet for the money.
While other 360-degree camera makers are just getting started in the category, the Theta S is Ricoh's third -- and best -- camera for capturing immersive spherical images with a single button press. It'll shoot video, too!
GoPro has spent the past year building up its camera line, but none of them are better than the Hero4 Silver, which combines excellent photo and video quality, a big set of shooting options and the convenience of a built-in touchscreen.