Samsung drops three new flagship phones, the 6.2″ S20, the 6.7″ S20+, and the 6.9″ S20 Ultra. The big news here is the cameras, with the S20 and S20+ getting a 64mp resolution, 4X “hybrid optic”/30X digital zoom, and the S20 Ultra getting a 108mp camera with 10x “hybrid optic”/100x digital zoom. They also offer 5G and up to 8K video.
THE BEST Cameras
This gadget lets you add a backup camera to older vehicles with ease. The FenSens wireless backup camera mounts around your license plate, and adds a fully-wireless HD camera that can stream 1080p video to your smartphone’s screen via Wi-Fi. It recharges automatically using solar power, and installs in just minutes.
Give your iPhone videos a cinematic look with FusionLens 2.0. This clip-on lens can shoot 23:9 anamorphic images, 8mm wide angle, and 210º fisheye shots. Its dual-lens covers both the front and rear cameras for 180º selfie shots, and stitching together 360º panoramas. Available for iPhone X/XS/XS Max, XR, 11, and 11 Pro/Pro Max.
Filmic’s amazing app for multi-camera phones like the iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro lets you capture two videos at the same time, so you can mix and match footage of wide, telephoto, standard, or selfie footage at the exact same point in time. Best of all, it’s free to download.
Z CAM’s bargain-priced, professional-grade interchangeable lens cinematic camera captures movie-quality 4k 30, 10-bit footage with its Micro-4/3 CMOS sensor. It’s controllable via a companion mobile app, and has all kinds of mounting points for accessories. Lens compatibility list here.
Edelkrone’s motion control jib is an app-controlled tripod attachment that can smoothly and silently move your camera horizontally, vertically, or diagonally via its app. It’s compatible with the HeadPLUS and HeadONE motorized tripod heads, and packs down small enough to fit into Edelkrone’s backpack.
Want to shoot ultra-wide angle images with your iPhone? This high-quality glass fisheye lens has an 8mm focal length, increasing the width of the standard camera up a massive 238° field of view. Attaches securely to Lemuro’s case (sold separately).
Sirui’s value-priced 50mm prime lens captures truly cinematic imagery, with a 2.4:1 ultra-widescreen ratio. It has an outstanding f1.8 aperture, can shoot from 0.85m to infinity, and produces impressive lens flares and bokeh. Built from aircraft grade aluminum with German-made Schott optics. Works with most APS-C cameras.
Insta360’s action cameras are all about versatility. They feature a modular design that lets then switch between 4K wide angle and dual-lens 360º recording. They offer HDR capability, a reversible screen, super-smooth FlowState stabilization, and come in both a twin-mode kit and a version with a pro-grade 1″ sensor and Leica lens.
This wireless camera sits on your fishing line and not only gives you insights about what’s down there, but can capture some cool video footage of undersea life too. It shoots up to 1080p/60 resolution, has a nightvision green light, and works at depths up to 500 ft. Save 10% in The Awesomer Shop with code GoFish10.
With builds like this and this, maker Giaco Whatever isn’t exactly known for his subtlety. So when he wanted to shoot a promo video for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, he not only busted out one of those crazy Laowa probe lenses, but he fabricated a camera mount for an industrial robot to give it motion control.
Retro reigns supreme with Polaroid Original’s limited-edition MTV instant camera, a snappy throwback to the first Polaroid 600. The refurbished and redressed analog camera sports a bold color block design in MTV’s original color-scheme: red, yellow and blue. Be sure to grab some film cartridges too.
This specialized camera sits at the tip of a 3-meter-long cable, allowing you to grab images in dark and hard to access places, like inside of a wall or even down your drain. Its waterproof, and has an LED light source for illuminating your subject. Connects via Wi-Fi. Save an extra 20% off with code BFSAVE20 (expires 12/3/19)
Keep a watchful eye around your car with Papago’s front and rear dashcam set. It features two wide angle cameras, including a Sony Starvis front sensor, which captures crisp images, even at night. Its G-sensor automatically saves recordings in the event of an impact. Take an extra 15% off with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/15/19).
This compact action camera captures sharp 4K/30fps footage, and can also shoot 1080p slow-motion at 120fps. It’s got electronic stabilization, snaps 12 mp stills, and is IPX7 water-resistant without need for a case. It’s also got a standard 1/4″ tripod mount, and wind-reducing microphones. Save 19% in The Awesomer Shop.
Capture delightfully imperfect photos with Holga’s inexpensive digital camera. It features a retro-style body in black, black/silver, or multicolor and captures 8-megapixel images through its low-fi viewfinder and lens. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
It can be a pain to carry lots of camera gear. Cotton Carrier’s SlingBelt is an ergonomic waistband that can securely hold cameras with its twist-lock mount, as well as hold lenses in its bucket and dry bag. An optional tether provides safety for your camera, and add-ons can carry a second camera or even a tripod.
The latest GoPro Hero has a fold-out mounting bracket built in, improved image quality, and even better HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization, three mics and wind reduction for improved sound, and is 14% lighter than the last model. A series of upcoming mods add inputs and outputs, a flip-up selfie screen, or an LED light.
Serious photography calls for big cameras with large image sensors and lots of lenses. This extra large backpack offers padded storage for a DSLR or two mirrorless cameras, 6 to 8 lenses, 2 to 3 flashes, accessories, a 15.6″ laptop, and a tablet. It also offers multiple tripod carrying positions, and comes with a rain cover.
The cameras in smartphones today all seem pretty good, but if you want the best possible visuals, drop by Ubergizmo, who recently launched a precise and easy-to-digest camera rating system that consistently evaluates their image quality and hardware so you can make the most informed buying decision.
Sony’s high-end APS-C camera has a crazy-fast 0.02 autofocus speed, continuous shooting at up to 11 fps, 5-axis in-body stabilization, 2.2x more battery life, and 4K video with no time limits. Equally as exciting is the announcement of a new 70-350mm E-mount superzoom lens, for crisp action shots at a distance.
Cobra’s gadget combines a radar/laser detector with a 1080p dash camera to reduce clutter. It offers an easy-to-read display, clear voice alerts, GPS-based alerts, and motion sensors to automatically save captured video in the event of an impact. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enabled for updates and downloading videos.
Sony manages to squeeze some of the impressive technology from its pro α9 into a high-end point and shoot. This pocketable camera has a 24-200mm zoom lens, 0.02-second focus time with real-time tracking, blackout-free burst shooting, 4K HDR video, and an external microphone jack. Drool.
It’s hard to believe it, but digital cameras were just getting their start back in the 1990s. And like every tech gold rush, everyone was jumping on the low megapixel bandwagon, including video game maker SEGA. LGR got his hands on this $300 oddity from 1996, with its whopping 320×240 pixel resolution.
DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny smart camera with a 3-axis gimbal, providing incredible stabilization and a variety of capture modes. It can shoot at up to 4K 60fps and has face and object tracking. Use it with its app to access other shooting modes such as panorama, and to use your phone as a viewfinder.
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