See next gift »First off, let us say, this is not a point and shoot. Don't even consider it for a kid who wants to snap a few vacation pictures. That said, although it's got a hefty price tag, this thing is actually a steal when it comes to SLR cameras, which can easily cost upwards of a thousand bucks. The Rebel shoots three frames per second, is compatible with over fifty external lenses, has a plethora of automatic and manual controls, and still manages to be relatively small and light in the bargain. Absolutely not for a beginner photographer, but if you've got a teen with serious passion, give it a shot. (Canon, $499).