THE BEST Cameras

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

The Fujifilm X30 has the same 12MP 2/3″ sensor, image processor and lens as its predecessor. It adds a beefier battery, an EVF with exposure previews and a programmable lens ring for more manual control. More here.

GoPro Fetch

GoPro Fetch

GoPro’s new harness lets you mount up to two of its cameras on dogs – one for POV and one for an overhead view. It’s padded, adjustable and fits dogs from 15 to 120lbs. Best of all, your dog won’t look silly at all wearing it.

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Sony Alpha α5100 Camera

Sony Alpha α5100 Camera

The baby brother to the α6000, the Alpha α5100 has the same fast autofocus, 24.3MP APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi and apps, but is much thinner and lighter – trading the OLED viewfinder and hot shoe for a flip-up touchscreen.

Lomo’Instant Camera

Lomo’Instant Camera

The Lomo’Instant Camera has a built-in wide-angle lens, plus a portrait lens and a fisheye lens. It also has multiple exposure and long exposure modes and compatible color gels, giving you a variety of customization options.

Otto GIF Camera

Otto GIF Camera

Next Thing Co.’s Otto is a camera that can take short videos and send them to your mobile device as .GIFs. It also has a variety of filters and other effects. The camera is powered by the Raspberry Pi and is hacker- and modder-friendly.

Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 III

Sony updates its bestselling compact camera. The RX100 Mk.III is equipped with the fast Bionz X image processor, a 20.9MP Exmor CMOS sensor, a pop-up electronic viewfinder and a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens.

Peek-I

Peek-I

We all think we’re being sly when we snap secret photos with our phones but it’s more than likely others just politely ignore our bad manners. Peek-I is a tiny periscope-like attachment that allows you to take photos at a 90-degree angle.

Chinon Bellami HD-1 Camera

Chinon Bellami HD-1 Camera

Inspired by classic 8mm film cameras, Chinon’s forthcoming Bellami HD-1 camera is all digital, capturing full HD 1080/30p video, offering interchangeable lenses, and a comfortable and stable pistol grip. Sample footage here.

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