THE BEST Cameras

Rideye

Rideye

The Rideye is a blackbox for your bike. It houses a camera that continuously records up to 2.5 hours of wide-angle HD video, and automatically saves videos if it detects a crash. Also has one-touch manual save and one-month battery life.

Nikon 1 AW1 Camera

Nikon 1 AW1 Camera

Essentially a rugged version of the Nikon 1 J3, the AW1 is the world’s first waterproof (up to 49ft.) and shockproof (6.6ft) interchangeable lens camera. The sturdy point-and-shoot also has GPS, an altimeter, a depth gauge and Wi-Fi.

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ParaShoot 2.0 Camera

ParaShoot 2.0 Camera

A tiny camera that can record 720p video and take photos. It also has various mounts, such as a magnet mount and a car mount. It works on its own, but you can also use a mobile device as a viewfinder and to view photos and videos.

Sony QX Series Lens Cameras

Sony QX Series Lens Cameras

The QX cameras are zoom lens cameras that don’t have a viewfinder. They work on their own, but they really shine when you connect a smartphone using Wi-Fi and NFC to pair up. The QX100 is basically an RX100 MKII.

Sony Alpha α3000 Camera

Sony Alpha α3000 Camera

The Alpha α3000 is a MILC with entry-level DSLR features. It has a lightweight body with an ergonomic grip, a 20.1mp APS-C sensor, RAW format ability, and a low light adjustment of up to ISO 16000. Includes an 18-55mm lens.

Sony Alpha Nex-5T Camera

Sony Alpha Nex-5T Camera

The NEX-5T is all about convenience. Pair it with an NFC-enabled mobile device to transfer images or control the camera with just one tap. It also has a speedy autofocus and a touchscreen that tilts up to 180º, making self-shots easier.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

The DMC-FZ70 is the first compact camera with a built-in 60x optical zoom lens. It has a 16.1mp MOS sensor and a microphone that reduces ambient noise and detects when you zoom in to enhance the sound from your subject.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera sensor and a Xenon flash. Its version of Windows Phone 8 comes with a special camera app that lets you adjust focus, shutter speed, white balance and more. Demo here.

IZZI Orbit Case

IZZI Orbit Case

This aluminum iPhone case has a substantial camera-like grip, while adding a rotating set of lenses for fish eye, wide angle, telephoto and macro shots. Also adds a tripod mount. Choose from silver, red, purple, blue, or black.

Squito Ball Camera

Squito Ball Camera

Invented by Steve Hollinger, the Squito is a ball-shaped throwable camera. It takes 360º panoramic videos or pictures and has built-in image stitching and stabilization. The Darkball variant uses infrared and thermal imaging.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

The EOS 70D has a 20.2 CMOS APS-C-sized sensor, DIGIC 5+ image processor, 3″ LCD and a new autofocus technology that should appeal to amateur filmmakers. It also has a mobile app that can be used to shoot and manage photos.

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

The most compact and affordable member of Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras. The X-M1 has the same 16.3mp CMOS sensor as the X-Pro 1 and X-E1. It also has a 3″ tiltable LCD and the ability to transfer images wirelessly.

CameraRocket

CameraRocket

CameraRocket collects information about cameras from all over the Web and presents them in a clean and easy to understand format. You can look at the specs, reviews and more about a camera or even compare two cameras.

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Lomography Konstruktor

Lomography Konstruktor

A kit for tinkerers and photography enthusiasts, the Konstruktor is an analog SLR camera that comes unassembled. You have to put its parts together and – gasp! – load it with a roll of 35mm film.

GIFTY Camera

GIFTY Camera

The creator of the GIFTY concept camera says it would allow you to shoot and print real life GIFs but it actually seems more like a fun way of making photo flipbooks in a GIFFY. We totally understand if you don’t appreciate that pun.

Sony DSC-HX50 Camera

Sony DSC-HX50 Camera

Despite its small package, this camera features a 30x optical zoom lens and SteadyShot image stabilization, which lets you get up close to the action from literally hundreds of feet away. Captures 20MP stills and 1080/60p video.

Ondu Wooden Pinhole Cameras

Ondu Wooden Pinhole Cameras

Invented by photographer Elvis Halilović, Ondu are durable and easy to use wooden pinhole cameras. Each camera is handmade by Elvis and his brother Benjamin. Available in six different designs.

Brinno HDR Time-Lapse Camera

Brinno HDR Time-Lapse Camera

The TLC200 Pro automatically shoots time-lapse videos, whether in strong or low lighting conditions thanks to its high dynamic range and large pixel size image sensor. Its CS mount lets you swap lenses (sold separately).

Sony DEV-50V Binoculars

Sony DEV-50V Binoculars

You might not mind the bleachers with Sony’s new DEV-50V binoculars. They sport a much sleeker design, are 30 percent lighter than the DEV-5 predecessor and can record and play HD video in stereoscopic 3D. Out 6/13 for $2K.

Radiant Images Novo Camera

Radiant Images Novo Camera

A GoPro HD Hero3 modified to be smaller and more versatile. The Novo is equipped with a C-mount lens system and exposure controls, all while keeping the stock Hero3’s features and capabilities.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema

A pocket-sized camera that uses SD cards and micro-four thirds lenses, the Pocket Cinema Camera produces digital film quality video with its Super 16 sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and lossless 1080p recording.

Pocket Spotlight

Pocket Spotlight

A handy peripheral for photographers, it has 32 LEDs that provide smooth and constant light for up to an hour in between charging. It can be mounted on cameras and on smartphones. You can also add optional colored filters.

MōVI M10 Camera Stabilizer

MōVI M10 Camera Stabilizer

A revolutionary piece of high-tech filmmaking equipment, the M10 weighs just 3.5lbs. and helps capture smooth shots that heretofore required a skilled Steadicam operator and/or complex rigs. Watch the MōVI demo film here.

Claybox Canon Lens Mug

Claybox Canon Lens Mug

Camera lens mugs are nothing new, but this one from Claybox has a cool trick up its sleeve. The mug extends or retracts like a real lens when you rotate its zoom ring. If you’re more of a Nikon fan, get this mug instead.

Outex Camera Covers

Outex Camera Covers

Latex-based covers for cameras and lenses that protect your camera without blocking its controls. The fundraiser is for Outex’s new viewfinder attachment. Find their current products here.

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

DSLR Paparazzi Lamp

Display your lens-shaped mug, lens-shaped thermos, and lens-shaped shot glass under the DSLR Paparazzi, a varnished wooden lamp made by Monoculo Shop. Lens hood is removable/reversible.

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