There's really no such thing as a "one size fits all" camera. If you're buying a camera as a gift, it's important to think about the recipient's personality before you dissect the camera's spec sheet. Are they looking for a camera to snap sports and other fast-action events? Or are they more interested in portraits or wide-angle landscape scenes? Do they want to learn how to use a camera's manual controls? Or are they just looking for an automated, ultraportable camera to tuck in their pocket or purse?
In any of those cases, we'll help you find the perfect fit.