Are you thinking about treating yourself, your significant other, friend or family member a new photo or video gadget this holiday season? Then you are in luck! We have gathered up a great list of the best purchases in this category currently available for the holiday season. This holiday season is one of the greatest times to buy these devices since they are often marked down for promotional holiday pricing. Enjoy the holiday camera shopping!

Top Point & Shoot Cameras – Holiday 2012 Edition

Olympus XZ-1 10 MP Digital Camera with f1.8 Lens and 3-Inch OLED Monitor (Black)

Olympus XZ-1 10 

This little point and shoot camera is a real performer. It boasts a 10-megapixel sensor and a 3-inch OLED screen on the rear of the camera. You have the ability to shoot crisp clear still images and 720P HD videos.

Average Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars

Price: $199.99

 Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX260 

The Canon Powershot SX260 offers a 12.1 MP sensor, 20x optical zoom, and built in image stabilization. It also has 1080P HD video capabilities. The perfect camera for someone looking to break into affordable video making.

Average Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Price: $227.79

Nikon COOLPIX L810 16.1 MP Digital Camera

Nikon COOLPIX L810

The Nikon COOLPIX L810 includes a 16.1 MP sensor, 26x zoom glass lens, and a 3-inch HD screen. It also has 720 HD video capabilities and 1.2 FPS burst shooting modes.

Average Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars
Price: $195.99

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Digital Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 720p HD Video Recording (Black)

Canon PowerShot A2300 

This camera features a 16 MP sensor, 20x combined zoom, and an optical image stabilizer. It also features 720P HD video recording with a 2.7 inch color LCD display.

Average Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Price: $195.99

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black)

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 

Build in GPS will guide you to landmark points. Intelligent zoom function lets you get closer to your target without sacrificing image quality. Also shoots 1080P HD video.

Average Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars
Price: $244.00