THE BEST Cameras

1.8 Gigapixel Surveillance Camera

1.8 Gigapixel Surveillance Camera

Made by BAE Systems for DARPA, the ARGUS-IS camera is meant to be mounted on drones. It can take pictures so detailed that you could make out a 6″ object even if the drone was 17,500ft high.

3rd Person View Camera Mount

3rd Person View Camera Mount

A mount for action cameras consisting of a back plate, an adjustable pole and a quick-release lock. It lets you film yourself from the back, over the shoulder, from the side and even from the front.

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Olympus Tough TG-2

Olympus Tough TG-2

The TG-2 iHS camera is shockproof, crushproof, dustproof, freezeproof and waterproof. It has a 12mp CMOS sensor, 4.5 – 18mm focal length, a LED illuminator and GPS image tagging.

SoloShot

SoloShot

A tripod that automatically follows a subject by tracking its complementary armband. We’re not sure what tech it uses, but apparently it can track a subject as fast as 140mph from up to 2000ft away.

Samsung NX300 Camera

Samsung NX300 Camera

The NX300 has a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3.3″ AMOLED touch screen and an imaging engine that allows it to shoot 1080p 3D video when used with the new 45mm lens. Available 03/13.

La Sardina Western Metal Camera

La Sardina Western Metal Camera

Lomography adds an edge to its otherwise cute La Sardina cameras with the Western Metal edition. The two cameras – Coyote and Belle Star – have oxidized metal cases with beautiful decorations.

Leica Lens Coffee Cups

Leica Lens Coffee Cups

Affordable gifts that are still worthy of the moneyed Leica fan. These limited-edition coffee mugs sell for $35 and are based on Leica’s Noctilux-M 50 and Summarit-S 70 lenses. Call Leica USA to order.

One Mini Digital Camera

One Mini Digital Camera

The Carbon One Mini is an homage to the Polaroid Land SX-70. The 5mp camera has a working viewfinder and places a white or black border around pictures. Sadly, it has no instant prints.

ATC Chameleon Camera

ATC Chameleon Camera

Made by Oregon Scientific, the ATC Chameleon has two lenses – one that faces forward, and another facing backward. Both lenses capture 720p video, which it stitches together into one video.

Capture Camera Clip

Capture Camera Clip

The Capture is a two-piece locking system that consists of an aluminum clip that fits on any belt or strap and a release plate that fits on any camera with a standard tripod mounting hole.

Nikon 1 V2 Camera

Nikon 1 V2 Camera

The Nikon V2 builds on its predecessor with a larger CMOS sensor, improved image processing, a more ergonomic frame, a command dial and a slow view mode for shooting fast moving subjects.

Memoto Lifelogging Camera

Memoto Lifelogging Camera

Similar to the Autographer, the Memoto is a small wearable 5.0mp camera that automatically takes pictures throughout the day. It’s killer feature is a mobile app that makes the photos searchable.

Lomography Belair X 6-12

Lomography Belair X 6-12

A medium format camera that uses 6×12 film. It has an auto-exposure mode and can take pictures in 3 different formats: 6×9, 6×6 and 6×12 panoramas. Includes 90mm and 58mm lenses.

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GoPro HD Hero3 Series

GoPro HD Hero3 Series

Not just one, but three new Wi-fi action cams, smaller and lighter than before. The White shoots 1080p/30 and 5mp stills, Silver gains 11mp stills, and Black does 1080p/60 and even 4K (at 15fps).

Joby 3-Way Camera Strap

Joby 3-Way Camera Strap

The UltraFit camera strap looks comfy, but if you’re after versatility then the 3-Way strap might be for you. It can be used as a wrist, shoulder or neck strap, thanks to the retractable Dyneema cord.

Autographer

Autographer

Oxford Media Group’s wearable camera is designed to automatically snap pictures at just the right time. It has a 136º “eye-view” lens, 5.0MP sensor, Bluetooth, GPS and 5 sensors. Available 11/2012.

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap

A camera strap made of flexible webbing with a pivot ring, so you can quickly and easily adjust it for a snug fit. No more cameras swinging precariously from your neck or shoulders.

Panasonic Lumix GH3

Panasonic Lumix GH3

The GH3 is a beefy micro four-thirds camera. It has a sealed magnesium alloy frame, 16mp MOS sensor, OLED viewfinder and 3″ touchscreen monitor, electronic shutter and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

The D600 is Nikon’s smallest and lightest full-frame camera. It has a 24.3mp CMOS sensor, can shoot continuously at 5.5fps and take 1080p video. It has an expandable ISO range of 100 to 6400.

Impossible Instant Lab

Impossible Instant Lab

Impossible has invented a hilariously charming old-school portable device that uses instant film to print images taken with the iPhone 4/4S/5. Hipsters, please, control your orgasms.

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Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

The X-E1 is a compact and feature-rich interchangeable lens camera. It has the same 16mp sensor as the high end X-Pro 1, an OLED viewfinder, a built-in flash and a quick-start mode.

Sony Action Cam

Sony Action Cam

The Action Cam weighs just about 0.20lbs and can take clear 1080p videos thanks to its backlit Exmor R CMOS sensor, SteadyShot stabilization and ultra wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens. Available with Wi-Fi.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Watch out Nikon. Samsung has unveiled their own Android point and shoot camera. It runs on Jelly Bean, has a 16mp sensor, 1.4GHz CPU, 8GB memory, 4.8″ LCD touchscreen, 3G and Wi-Fi.

Sony α NEX-5R Camera

Sony α NEX-5R Camera

The NEX-5R offers an 16.1mp Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor, 1080/60p video, super-fast autofocus, a tilt screen, and built-in Wi-Fi sharing. Out this October for about $750 w/18-55mm lens.

New Pioneer Sealife Camera

New Pioneer Sealife Camera

Designed for underwater photos, the DC1400 is depth-rated to 200 feet, and can snap beautiful shots of marine life with its 14 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and dive-optimized image modes.

Crystal DSLR Camera Bookends

Crystal DSLR Camera Bookends

A 2/3 scale model of the Canon EOS 7D made of crystal. It’s meant to be used as a bookend, but it’s also beautiful enough to be displayed alongside your camera collection or even on its own.

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