THE BEST Cameras

GoPro 360º Camera Array

GoPro 360º Camera Array

Designed for capturing moving 360-degree videos, this specialized GoPro rig uses 16 cameras to send HD videos to Google’s new Jump software, which will let you view its videos on VR headsets. Example video here.

Sprite Drone

Sprite Drone

Sprite is a video and photography drone with a modular tubular frame that’s more portable, durable and easier to modify than traditional UAVs. It comes with a 1080p camera on a 1-axis gimbal and a GoPro mount with 2-axis gimbal.

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Fujifilm XT-10

Fujifilm XT-10

The XT-10 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is a lighter, slimmer and significantly more affordable version of the popular XT-1. It has the same 16MP image sensor and processor, a crisp EVF and new autofocus settings.

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design’s new action camera. The Micro Cinema Camera has a super 16mm 1080p sensor and a 30fps global shutter. It works with micro four thirds lenses and has an expansion port for remote control and monitoring.

Sony HX90V

Sony HX90V

A compact long-range camera. The new HX90V has 30x optical zoom, an 18.2MP sensor, optical image stabilization and an OLED EVF. If the latter doesn’t matter to you then get the HX90V’s cheaper version, the WX500.

Ares Aerial Photography Drone

Ares Aerial Photography Drone

There are many drones on the market, but most require flying skills. The Ares drone will capture and upload amazing aerial shots after you simply sketch your desired flight path on your mobile device. Coming in HD and 4K versions.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

The 1 J5 is Nikon’s newest compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It has a 20.8MP backside-illuminated sensor and shoots full resolution images at up to 20fps. Best of all, this tiny camera can record 4K videos.

Podo Stick-on Camera

Podo Stick-on Camera

Podo is a Bluetooth camera that works with iOS and Android devices. It has micro-suction pads at the back that let it cling to a variety of surfaces. It takes 8mp images and 720p videos and has a built-in flash and 4GB storage.

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R

The EOS 5DS and 5DS R have a 50.6MP full-frame image sensor, encroaching on medium format territory while giving you the versatility of a DSLR. The 5DS R cancels out the low-pass filter for added sharpness at the risk of moire.

DSLR Shutter at 10,000FPS

DSLR Shutter at 10,000FPS

The Slow Mo Guys show us what happens when you press the shutter button of a DSLR camera by capturing the moment at high speed, up to 10,000fps, later explaining the process and drawbacks of a rolling shutter mechanism.

2015 FLIR One Thermal Camera

2015 FLIR One Thermal Camera

The new FLIR personal thermal camera is much smaller and will have both iOS and Android compatible models. It has 4x more resolution than the original, and its apps will let you take close up, panoramic and time lapse videos. Skip to 1:00.

Giroptic 360Cam

Giroptic 360Cam

This odd looking gadget can capture 360° panoramic images using three fish-eye lens cameras, and automatically stitches the images together in real time. Shoots 4096×2048 stills, and 2048×1024 videos.

Phase One x ALPA A-Series Camera

Phase One x ALPA A-Series Camera

This extravagant medium-format camera combines Phase One’s digital imaging tech with the manual controls and design aesthetic of ALPA’s classic analog cameras. In 50-, 60- and 80- megapixel variants. Image samples here.

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Sony α7S Moonlight Shots

Sony α7S Moonlight Shots

Photographers praise the low light shooting of the new Sony α7S interchangeable lens full-frame mirrorless camera. This video by YouTuber Miami Fever makes it easy to see why. Also the people in it are hilarious.

Sony α7 II

Sony α7 II

The newest version of Sony’s 24.3MP full-frame mirrorless camera adds 5-axis optical image stabilization for both still images and video. The α7 II also has up to 30% faster autofocus than the α7. Hits Japan & Europe 1/2015. U.S. TBD.

Brikk Lux Nikon Df Kit

Brikk Lux Nikon Df Kit

The Nikon Df  was already more form than function, but this Brikk’s 24k gold and stingray leather build heavily tips the scale. It comes with a Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 lens and a Zero Halliburton case, both finished in 24K gold.

Kodak Pixpro SP360

Kodak Pixpro SP360

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an interesting camera from Kodak, but its digital imaging partner has a neat trick up its sleeve. The Pixpro SP360 action cam can shoot 360º panoramas through its fisheye lens. Example videos here.

Keecker Projector & Webcam

Keecker Projector & Webcam

Entertainment and security in one remote-controlled egg. It has a projector with an adjustable lens, a camera, various sensors and a sound system. It maps your home so you can ask it to come to a specific room, or control it directly.

fps1000 High Speed Camera

fps1000 High Speed Camera

A relatively affordable and compact high frame rate camera. The base model’s resolution is 640×480 at 840fps, right up to 16,500fps at 64×64. The premium model takes 2560×2048 video at 75fps, right up to 18,500fps at 64×64.

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

Nixie is a concept for a small and flexible camera-equipped quadcopter. The idea is that you’ll wear it as a bracelet, then when you want it to take a picture it’ll fly off your wrist, snap a shot and then come back to you.

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Seek Thermal Mobile IR Camera

Seek Thermal Mobile IR Camera

Unlike the FLIR One, Seek Thermal’s infrared camera is a dongle for Android and iOS devices. It has a 206×156 thermal sensor and a temperature range of  -40ºC to 330ºC. Available in microUSB or Lightning versions.

GoKnuckles

GoKnuckles

This simple, yet smart GoPro add-on borrows the design of brass knuckles to provide a stable handheld mount for your action cam. It’s small enough to toss in your pocket, and offers a tight grip no matter what angle you’re holding it at.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

The CM1 is an Android smartphone with optics on par with high-end point and shoots. It shoots 4k video, has a 1″ 20mp image sensor, an f/2.8 Leica lens, a mechanical shutter, and a manual focus ring. Drops in Europe first for ~$1,200.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

The D750 is a compact full-frame DSLR with a 24.3MP sensor, 100-12,800 ISO, up to 6.5fps continuous shooting and 1080p 60fps video recording. Has dual SD card slots, built-in Wi-fi for sharing and a tiltable 3.2″ LCD display.

Ricoh WG-M1 Adventure Camera

Ricoh WG-M1 Adventure Camera

Designed to handle just about anything you can throw at it, Ricoh’s action cam is waterproof to 30 feet, shock-resistant to 6-foot drops, dust-proof, and cold-resistant. Shoots ultra-wide-angle video at 1080p/30 resolution and 14mp stills.

Fly6 Bicycle Tail Light

Fly6 Bicycle Tail Light

A bicycle tail light with an integrated 720p 130º camera and a microphone. The camera continuously records 15min. clips, which are stored in a microSD card (8GB card included). It also has a water-repellent coating.

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